Despite a few minor flaws, Verizon's Decoy from LG is on the cutting edge in terms of innovation and convenience. The built-in Bluetooth headset proved to be at the top of my list in making this phone headset combo a winner. Along with decent audio quality, 3G connectivity, and stereo Bluetooth on the phone itself, users should consider the Decoy as a real contender when shopping for a cell phone. Yes, the mirrored finish was difficult to see under bright sunlight and the headset fit and audio leave some room for improvement, but I am all for 2-for-1 deals and this is just too good to pass up.
Verizon's LG VX8610 Decoy handset measures 101.6mm x 50.8mm x 17.8mm (4.0" x 2.0" x .7") and weighs 116g (4.1oz). The manufacturer's rated talk time is 3.8 hours of continuous talk time or 13.75 days of standby. The Decoy is available now from Verizon for US$179.99, with an online discount and a two year service agreement.