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When I was five years old, I imagined Martians looked just like a the LG Mingo. It's a simplified cellphone for kids to walk around with in their pockets. With only four buttons to call certain folks in case of an emergency, it also has a speakerphone in case they need an adult to help them with the call. It's available through Verizon and goes for $150 with a 1-year service activation.

Question is, will kids who own these be considered cool or are they already savvy enough to recognize this as crippled technology?


LG mingo cellphone for kids at Verizon [Ubergizmo]

Product page and plans [Verizon Wireless]