LG and Sprint are rolling out the MUZIQ today and it’s gunning for the top of the Mobile Music heap. Not only does it store up to 4,000 songs, but it also incorporates a built-in FM transmitter that feeds your music to any FM radio within 10 feet. A lot of mobile music phones lack the capacity to support any SD cards larger than 2GB, but the MUZIQ is not run-of-the-mill and supports up to 4GB. Take away the touch-screen and this is virtually an iPhone. Heh. Not really.
It does, however, support Pop3 e-mail, the ability to tether to your laptop as a modem, includes a 1.3-megapixel camera with flash and recording capability, and Bluetooth. Utilizing Sprint’s EV-DO network will allow OTA downloads in under 30 seconds and you’ll be able to stream music from Sprint Radio, Pandora, Sirius, VH1 and MTV. The usual bells and whistles are included, so no need to fret over why I didn’t include them. The MUZIQ flaunts a four-hour talk time and up to 10 hours of music playback. A two-year contract with Sprint brings the price down to $99 and will be available July 15.
Press Release [Sprint]