Let's just put this out there: LG's Dare is (or will be) the best touchscreen phone in Verizon's lineup. It's not quite as feature rich as the Instinct, but it corrects a lot of the Voyager's flaws, from the touchscreen to the music player, as you can see in our video walkthrough and massive gallery. UPDATE: Click for our full LG Dare review.
Key is that you can totally customize both main menus-part of the whole appeal of touchscreen UIs is that nothing is set in stone, right? Of course, there are a load of nifty, little features-many of which cheerfully exploit the touchscreen, like the built-in photo editor (combo'd with a 3.2MP camera with face detection), fairly impressive handwriting recognition, and drag 'n' drop calling-that add up to an impressive package overall. And maybe Wilson's favorite, slow-mo video capture at 120FPS.
The problems it does have are ones that have plagued phones for a while: the browser sucks, and Verizon's email and GPS navigation software are painfully retro, in the bad way. Those points aside, color us eager, the first time in a while for a Verizon phone. It'll arrive on July 3 for $199 after contract and $50 mail-in rebate. [LG Dare Full Review]