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Verizon Releases New Affordable Phones: LG Octane VN530 and Pantech Crux

Verizon has just announced the release of two new affordable handsets, the LG Octane VN530 and Pantech Crux models. These below $100 phones were both leaked in August, in Verizon’s roadmap and now they’re finally available. Here’s LG Octane, that looks like a hybrid between LG Cosmos and LG enV Touch:

It’s got a small screen and an alphanumeric keyboard on the outside and a larger display and full QWERTY on the inside. Here’s the device’s specs list:

Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1
Camera: 3.2MP autofocus, video recording
Memory: microSD card slot
Other features: visual voice mail, social networking, Skype mobile

LG Octane will be sold via Verizon for $99.99 with a 2 year contract. As far as the other handset is concerned, Pantech Crux is pictured below and it comes with a modest list of specs: 3 inch touchscreen, virtual QWERTY, social networking, microSD card bundled (1GB).

Crux retails for $49.99 on contract.