I just found out from a Verizon store here that the LG VX1 will be released in the Chicagoland area tomorrow (Tuesday, April 23)...and going for $199 with 2 yr contract. - Tri-Mode (800 MHZ Amps/800MHz CDMA/1900 MHz PCS) Operation - Standard 2.5mm headset jack to accept universal hands free headsets. - Internal and External LCD display with time/date and caller ID. - 4-Way Mouse Key - 7 line full bit map display (6 lines of text and 1 line of icons) - 19 Ring Tones - Vibration Alert - Stores up to 6 entries for 199 important contacts - Openwave 4.1 WAP enabled Web Browser - CDMA Data Capable - Send and Receive Short Text Messages Capable· - Predictive Text input for faster text entry for text messages - Scheduler for maintaining your appointments - Stores last 10 numbers dialed, last 10 received or last 10 missed for easier redialing - 1XRTT capable for faster data transmission - Plays two games (Comanche and Blackjack) complete with Sound! - Calculator - OTA capable - Meets FCC SAR limit. Manufacturer's highest FCC reported SAR 1.28 at ear, 0.83 on body. Actual SAR may vary. Mode Type - Digital Battery - Standard Lithium Ion (900mAH) Dimensions - 3.3"H x 1.8"W x 0.97"D Standby Time - Up to 110 hours (Digital) Usage Time - Up to 180 minutes (Digital) Warranty - One Year Weight - 3.8 oz.