Sure, smartphones might be all the rage, but sometimes all you want is a mobile device that lets you keep up with all your television…plus helps you find where you’re going and keep in touch with your friends. To that end, AT&T is launching the LV Vu Plus on June 6: the phone features a 43-inch touchscreen display, a slide-out QWERTY keypad for messaging, plus access to full-length broadcast television shows from FLO TV.
“AT&T customers can stay connected to their social circle while on the go with this device,” said AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets VP Michael Woodward, in a statement. “LG Vu Plus creates easy access to everything, from social networking to TV shows, while backed by the nation’s fastest 3G network.”
The LG Vu Plus can tap into social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace via a unified interface, and offers AT&T Navigator service with turn-by-turn driving directions and automatic rerouting to get around traffic jams. The phone also offers a full-HTML Web browser.
However, all that convenience will be a little expensive. The phone itself is $149 (customers pay $199 and receive a $50 AT&T promotion card good for 120 days) with a new two year service agreement. Customers who want that mobile TV service will pay an additional $9.99 per month (the first seven days are free, though), and customers who want that navigation services will pay another $9.99 per month. Those charges are on top of voice and data service for the phone. So if you’re the kind of person who travels to a lot of new places and hates not being able to figure out the weird broadcast channels or cable systems in those spots…the LG Vu Plus might have you covered.