I have to own up to a mistake here – I wrote the following post three weeks ago, but never actually published it. I saved it as a draft, but never sent it out to you! Hopefully it’s still helpful information:
I just wanted to take a minute to point out that the much-anticipated LG 511c is now available – in some zip codes – from Straight Talk. The good news is that it uses Verizon’s towers, it’s touch screen, has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and is listed as “app capable.” The bad news is that the cost is $200.This is a higher price than I expected – especially compared to the $150, Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Precedent, but the reason people might pay the higher price is that it will work on Verizon towers, which is an absolute necessity for many people.
If you’re not put off by that price tag, check out the phone details by clicking here. If your own zip code won’t bring up the LG 511c, try using 54747. As long as you have Verizon coverage in your area, you should be able to use this zip code to order your phone and still have no trouble activating and using it.
Also, a quick note about the apps – most likely, this refers to Java apps like those that I’ve discussed putting on the LG 800g. Do NOT confuse this type of apps with iPhone or Android apps. Java apps are not nearly as common, and generally harder to find since there isn’t one central “market place” from which to download them.
Here are a few important features:
- 3.0″ touch-screen
- Slide-out QWERTY
- Does NOT require the more expensive plan.
I have ordered this phone to test out for myself, and will try to get the review out soon (though I still have a lot left in my queue). When I do, I’ll post links to more info about the phone on this blog.