These two Big Red bedfellows couldn’t be further apart on the smartphone range. LG’s 4G-capable Spectrum (a Nitro HD in smooth, plastic coating) and the budget-friendly BlackBerry Curve 9370 are hitting retail shelves in tandem today, bringing users across Verizon’s sub base the option to aim Android high or swing their wallets low. LG’s repackaged, dual-core beast offers the same stunning 4.5-inch 720p HD display available on its AT&T counterpart and ships with Gingerbread 2.3.5 out of the box, although an upgrade to ICS is on deck. If you’ve been toying with the idea of an LTE phone, this might be the one for you, as its $199 pricing (with two-year contract) comes in well below other similarly equipped, high-end handsets. And lest we forget RIM’s QWERTY for the masses, the Curve 9370 blends NFC, a 5 megapixel camera and handy GSM radios for the globe-hopping set. At $99 on contract, this device is poised to ding your bank account the least, but that’s what you get with mid-range specs. Feel free to peruse the PR after break while you contemplate your place on the mobile spectrum.
LG Spectrum, BlackBerry Curve 9370 available now on Verizon