Best Messaging Phone of CTIA Wireless 2008: LG enV2

LG enV2Smaller is better. The LG enV² (offered by Verizon Wireless) dramatically improves upon the design of the original enV by shrinking in every dimension while offering a larger, 2.4-inch internal display. Even better, avid text- and instant-messaging users still get a full-size QWERTY keyboard. We really appreciate the enlarged external keys, which makes it much easier to dial. The dual speakers do more than just make your tunes sound nice and loud; the enV² can read your text messages aloud, and it provides plenty of volume for VZ Navigator’s turn-by-turn GPS directions. Add in a 2-MP camera, stereo Bluetooth, and up to 8GB of memory and you have a delightfully pocketable and feature-packed messaging device. [flq:3d3e5923d2bd4215b87eeb88a56ae103]

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  1. shelly Says:

    what is the price of the env2?

  2. Victor Aguilar Says:

    The price is $179.99 with a two-year contract

  3. Mike Says:

    179.99 with 2 year… but 129.99 online.. they give their $50 rebate

  4. Tom Says:

    What is the price of just the phone without the contract?

  5. Tom Says:

    What is the price of the phone WITHOUT the contract. Just the phone itself.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    the price is 350 without a contract.

  7. luis Says:

    can i use this phone with my tmobile sim?

  8. G-hombre Says:

    Phone is now $50 with 2 year contract, ordered on-line.

  9. dominika Says:

    The phone is now totally FREE with 2 year contract :) I waiting for one now :)

  10. DJmama Says:

    How did you find it for free with a 2 year contract, it says $99.99 with a 2 year contract right now on their website.

  11. buthole Says:

    the phone without contract is 349.99 i think online

  12. idk? Says:

    is it a good phone to have?

  13. Emily Says:

    I think that on top of all the spheel about it being a suckish phone, I think it’s nice. Think about what yoh have right now. Even if you had the best picture-taking phone on the Earth, cell phone pictures aren’t going to turn out good no matter what decice you have. That’s pretty much a fact. So if you want a phone that can take really good, professional photos, then save your money and go and get a digital camera or someting. I like the space in between the keys, too. Plus I think that the original enV will be outdated soon anyways, so why not have something totally different. Also, on the new enV, the back is flat, so there isn’t a big lens cover thing. A good phone, in my opinion.

  14. JR Says:

    I am looking for a phone/pda that can sync via cable with Outlook. All I care about is having my contacts and calendar in my phone. Is this a good choice? Any other Verizon phones that don’t cost an arm or a leg and don’t require a data contract?

  15. idk? Says:

    okayy. i guess i will get the new enV
    thnaks (:

  16. Alyssa Says:

    This phone really sucks

  17. Candi Says:

    So can you sync outlook calendar with this phone?

  18. dorothy gail Says:

    did you get an answer to your question on synching with calendar in outlook?

  19. Candi Says:

    No I haven’t. Please if anyone knows how to do this please tell me. I bought the datapilot but it didn’t work. I called LG they told me to use the bluetooth and go to outlook and export. Well that didn’t work either. Please help me do this.

  20. cb Says:

    Alyssa, why do you say it sucks?

  21. Candi Says:

    I really like mine!!!! I tok some pics with it while on vacation this past week and some of the ones I took out side came out better or just the same as they did with my camera. I really like this phone even if I still haven’t figured out how to sync it.

  22. babe Says:

    i want to get this phone on tuesday. i want to buy the phone w/o a contract. May 7th it was $350. has the price gone down yet?

  23. Neil Says:

    How is the battery life? How many hours can you get on a charge?

  24. Candi Says:

    Battery Life is Great !! I go days without charging mine and I use it alot.

  25. katie Says:

    why is the phone so much more without the contract

  26. Martym Says:

    Because the cell carriers make their money on contracts.

    # katie Says:
    August 17th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    why is the phone so much more without the contract

  27. Korey Says:

    on the phone is free with a two year contract. i may be getting it on thursday. im so happy.

  28. Charles Says:

    How do you turn javascript on?

  29. mj Says:

    Does it have tools? if so what tools does it have?

  30. kk Says:

    for christmas i want to get this phone but i already have a contract that i just got in may. i have the LG venus and i hate it. the touch screen always freezes. but i dont want to pay more to get it i its going to be $300. ughh what is the price now? help me :(

  31. Fred Says:

    I want the enV2 by all of my friends say that it looks like a calculator but i’m not sure now does it?

  32. Fred Says:

    I bought it today and it was about $320 without the contract and I know that Im gonna love it when it gets here in the mail
    Thanks for your help???????¿¿¿!¿¿¿

  33. Theresa Says:

    i just got mine for free but it saids to unlock press ok, i do & it still doesn’t unlock, it holds 300 textes,I LOVE THAT

  34. Ted Says:

    I think the voyager should have won. It’s a lot like the env2 but with a nice touch screen, a better keboard and over all a nicer look.

  35. envtouch owner Says:

    Bought an Env Touch and I was seeking to see about firmware upgrades. Operating XP and telephone does not wish to sync with computer. Bought a reminiscence card and began to pull and drop. Firmware is ver 5. No issues apart from the sync problem. Thought of bitpim. Not an issue since drag and drop does the job. Fairly positive you can drag and drop you wouldn’t use bitpim for.

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