We have been waiting for the LG 505c a very long time – I first posted about this phone 9 months ago, back when I was still posting at wordpress.com. Now, it is finally here.
The special thing about this phone is that it is the first Verizon-based (CDMA) touch screen phone on TracFone service. It looks a lot like the LG 511c, which I reviewed here: (I need to update that review a little bit, and I will be working on it this week.)
Thanks to The_Sweeper and “yobry1,” who pointed out to me that the LG 505c is now available from TracFone.com. The Straight Talk version is also available from their website. I have not yet heard of any of this model available in stores, and so far I have not seen the 505c on Net10′s site.
To summarize the appearance of the LG 505c, it has the touch screen covering the entire front of the phone, and then a slide-out keyboard holding a QWERTY keyboard.
The price at this time is $89.99, for both Straight Talk and TracFone. It’s odd that they both have the same price – usually the Straight Talk version is more expensive. It’s also odd that ST and Trac have the 505 in their lineup, but it’s not available on Net10 – yet, anyway.
I think that this model, along with the LG 511c, and of course the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim collectively are a good sign that America Movil is rolling out more desirable offerings on the CDMA side of things. But it’s been a long time coming, and there is a lot of pent-up demand among TracFone users especially. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if this is a hot seller.
Other than the touch screen and slide-out keyboard, this phone also features a 1.2 megapixel camera (kind of weak), mp3 player, 3 home screens, and voice command.
I’ll be putting together an LG 505c review as soon as I can, and I’ll put it up at LG505c.com. I’m also currently working with the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim, and putting the finishing touches on my Samsung r455c review, so please bear with me!
For now, if you want more details on either phone, you can check out the Straight Talk or TracFone websites here: