Verizon LG Spectrum and BlackBerry Curve 9370 price clarification

By Posted 20 Jan 2012, 10:58

Last week CES showcased a number of new smartphones, most of which we were able to keep you informed about. One of them was the LG Spectrum which, as we previously explained, is an impressive Android smartphone and a suitable alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. We also mentioned that it was heading to Verizon although nothing official in the way of price was announced.

Now the carrier has officially launched the device we are able to bring details of what price they’re offering. In addition to the LG Spectrum, Verizon are now offering the BlackBerry Curve 9370 as well, RIM’s slimmest Curve yet, which also run’s their latest OS BlackBerry 7. As reported at BGR, the LG Spectrum will be available for $199.99 on a two-year contract, $100 less than our original estimates which was based on the pricing of Verizon’s other 4G LTE devices they currently have on offer. The BlackBerry Curve 9370 is also available with a two-year contract for the price of just $99.99.

Both devices also have a lot to offer as far as specs are concerned. The LG Spectrum features support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network as well as an 8 megapixel camera with full 1080p HD video capability, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, a sharp 4.5” True HD IPS display and will run Android Gingerbread with a promise of an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.

The slim line BlackBerry Curve 9370 meanwhile features a 5 megapixel camera as well as 512MB RAM, Wi-Fi support, GPS and GSM and CDMA radios. While neither of these new devices is likely to set the market on fire, they offer great value for money with their mid-range specs and reasonable prices, the perfect introduction for first time smartphone buyers. Do you agree that they are great value for money?