Verizon and LG are launching the latest iPhone rival today, dubbed "Voyager." Reuters quotes Verizon Wireless Chief Marketing Officer Mike Lanman as saying that "[Voyager] will kill the iPhone."

The phone matches many features of the iPhone and includes some additional features including 3G and a tactile keypad. The phone does not appear to include a multi-touch capable interface however, and though it has a slot for accommodating up to 8 GB of microSD memory, built-in memory specifications were not available at time of this posting.

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Current Analysis analyst Avi Greengart indicated that he believes the launch may help Verizon, but may not hurt Apple.

"People who want a high-end media phone and want to stay with Verizon will certainly give that one a hard look. I don't know that it would pull anybody away from an iPhone."

The Voyager will be priced similarly to the iPhone at around $400, and will be available in November.

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