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FCC Approves EV-DO Phone For Verizon

The Federal Communications Commission recently approved the VX8000 EV-DO mobile phone from LG. The phone features Qualcomm Inc.’s MSM6500 CDMA EV-DO chipset and a 1.3 megapixel camera, and support for video, 3D graphics and voice dialing. LG did not immediately return requests for comment on the device, and a Verizon spokeswoman said the carrier had no comment on the phone.

Ve1rizon’s network will be based on 1X EV-DO, which offers speeds of 300 to 500 kilobits per second, or about 10 times the average dial-up connection speed.

Read more at RCR Wireless News.