Straight Talk just launched the LG 511C in CDMA-only markets. This is the first CDMA phone on any of the América Móvil US prepaid brands (Straight Talk, NET10 and TracFone) that has a touchscreen, or 3G or a memory card and music player. It can be used on either the Straight Talk $30 or $45 plans.
CDMA-only markets are areas like Sturgeon Bay, WI (zipcode 54235) or Missoula, MT (zipcode 59801) where neither AT&T or T-Mobile offers service but Verizon or US Cellular does.
The LG 511C is a decent mid range touchscreen feature phone with a 2MP camera, slide out QWERTY keyboard and 3" 240x400px screen. It's not a smartphone by any stretch of the imagination. I'm not even sure if it supports installing Java apps or not.
Unfortunately, StraightTalk is charging $199.99 for this phone, which strikes me as much more than its worth. The LG 511C appears to be the same phone as the Rumor Touch, also known as the Banter Touch, which has been available from Sprint, Virgin Mobile, US Cellular and MetroPCS for over a year. Virgin Mobile currently sells the Rumor Touch for $99.99, half of what Straight Talk is charging.
The LG 511C is only listed on straighttalk.com if you enter a CDMA-only zipcode when you first enter the site.