The "1-Minute" Review
From the innovative and highly stylized folks at LG comes the new LG Decoy, a vertical slider running on the CDMA network, and doing it very well I might add.
The Decoy comes complete with a an A2DP Bluetooth headset which stows neatly away onboard the phone! *(The A2DP headset allows you to listen to music and receive calls).
With good call quality, an easy user interface and tactile keys, there isn’t much that can be criticized unless you want to discuss the old and boring “fingerprint smudge” problem, a problem you’ll encounter with any show phone. Besides, if you like flash, you will love the fascia of this phone; the entire front absolutely gleams with a mirror-like finish.
The 2.2 inch screen is generous and crystal clear, able to produce 262k colors. That’s a lot given that I can only see about five when walking around town.
The navigation array is spacious, resting just below the display. It includes two soft keys, a clear key and a real joystick right smack in the middle. The joystick is an improvement over others attempts at a multi-directional button.
When you slide the Decoy open it reveals an attractive and familiar alphanumeric keyboard. The Decoy even has a slight edge on the exterior that allows you to slide it open with a single flip of the thumb.
The LG Decoy and another great phone in a line of LG shiny, show phones that back up their looks with intelligent design.
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LG released the Decoy 8610 on May 31, 2008.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Decoy 8610 user manual here.
LG backs up the Decoy 8610 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Decoy 8610 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.
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