LG enV2 is One Sexy, Slim Sequel

env2openerIf the LG enV2 was allowed to compete on The Biggest Loser, it would win hands-down. Not only is this messaging phone thinner and lighter than its predecessor, making it a lot easier to stuff into your front pocket, this QWERTY phone boasts a larger internal display and an improved dialpad. Weighing in at a svelte 4.2 ounces and measuring a relatively trim 0.65 inches thick, the enV2 is available in a black or maroon finish, and you’ll be able to get one this month for $129 (with two-year contract and after $50 rebate). This fit-and-trim handset supports all the usual service suspects, including AOL, Yahoo, and Windows Live for instant messaging, as well as VZ Navigator, V Cast Music and Video. The only thing missing is V Cast Mobile TV, but I suppose that feature helps Verizon upsell customers on the touch-enabled Voyager. Add in dual stereo speakers, stereo Bluetooth, and a 2-MP camera that shoots YouTube-friendly 320 x 240-pixel footage, and you have one of the hottest phones at CTIA 2008. We’ll bring you hands-on impressions ASAP. More photos and full specs are below. env2 sidesmallerLG enV2 Specs (from Press Release): • Mobile Web 2.0SM-capable – customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather and more • Get It Now®-capable – download games, ringtones, wallpapers and more • Wireless Sync E-mail (BREW® e-mail Client) capability • Instant Messaging using AIM®, WL Messenger®, and Yahoo® • 2.0 megapixel camera and camcorder: • Self-Portrait capabilities and external LCD for self-portraits • Camera Resolutions: 1600 x 1200 (default), 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 pixels • Image Editor – rotate, zoom, crop • Digital zoom: up to 10x (zoom varies by image size; camera setting of 1600×1200 pixels does not support zoom function) • Video Resolutions: 320 x 240, 176 x 144 (default) pixels • Video Player for WMV, MP4, 3GP, 3G2 formats • Music Player for .mp3, .wma, and unprotected .aac and .aac + files • microSD™ memory port with up to 8GB support – store music, customer generated pictures and video (not all downloaded content may be moved to the microSD card) • Supported Bluetooth Profiles – compatible with devices that support headset, hands-free,* Dial-Up Networking, advanced audio distribution (stereo), phone book access, basic printing, basic imaging, object push for vCard and vCalendar, and file transfer env2 keyboard• Auto view and Text to Speech, so text messages can be heard aloud • 1,000 address book contacts with five numbers, two e-mail addresses and a picture ID for each entry (Picture ID is dependent on photos stored in My Pictures). • Function Key – customizable for 10 shortcuts • Frequency: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA (Digital Dual-Band) • Dimensions: 4.00” (h) x 2.13” (w) x 0.65” (d) • Weight: 4.23 oz. • Standard Battery: 950 mAh Li-Polymer • Up to 320 Minutes of usage time or up to 520 hours of standby time • TTY/TDD support • Hearing aid compatible (M3/T3-Rating)

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  1. GaBbY Says:

    I LOVE THIS PHONE!

  2. LAX Says:

    So when is this phone coming out?!?!?

  3. Nan Says:

    Dumb question, what’s vzNavigator? I need a new phone

  4. Josh Says:

    It’s projected to come out sometime in the 2nd Quarter of 2008. So anywhere from April-June.

  5. Scorpio1026 Says:

    The Env2 will be in stores on April 30th

  6. bobo18 Says:

    hot thing on the market this is ugrade

  7. billybob Says:

    can you use your music as a ringtone and if so how

  8. kristin Says:

    i sooo wish this phone was more affordable! $330 is ridiculous!!

  9. melissa Says:

    if you buy the phone online off the verizon store with the 2 year contract it’s only $50

  10. Momyar Says:

    I HATE THIS PHONE!!!! Can’t read text messages from the front screen, when taking photos with the cover closed you only see 1/4 of what you’re taking. AND when calling a contact if you end the call you can’t get to any other numbers in the contact record. You have to go through all the menus to get to the contact record to pick another number.

    DID I SAY I HATE THIS PHONE????? Don’t buy it! Keep your old enV’s

  11. Sarah Says:

    Gah ! I cant wait to get this. I want it :) give it a week. I’ll write when i have it :)

  12. jjjjj889 Says:

    reelllle gud phone iv had it for a wk and still love it

  13. Lance Says:

    I love the phone. Like all phones there are definately some flaws. I do have to agree with user: Momyar, that the fact you can only see 1/4 of a picture you ar taking with the cover closed is quite obnoxious. I also would like to add that if a text message recieved/sent is more that 160 characters, you must open the phone to view, because for some odd reason the tiny front screen can’t handle the capacity of that many words. (Maybe a fix for the next software update perhaps?) I am also very big on keeping my phone nice for the time I have it… so another flaw is that the silver trim around the phone was a poor choice. I have only had the phone for 2 months and the silver trim is already beginning to peel. Other than the “sad” front screen capacity and the poor choice of cosmetics, the phone has great sound and picture quality, as well as amazing reception.

  14. abcyesn Says:

    If you need any help on your LG Env2, there’s a hope, a website called http://www.Env2-LG.com will give you all the free support you need including how to customize your LG Env2. I have used it and loved it.

  15. christine Says:

    i might get this phone for my b-day

  16. cheyenne Says:

    i love this phone. its amazing

  17. Simone Says:

    hi..
    i’ve this phone.. but i think im not so smart:$
    so here is my question ; where can i put my sim-card in ?
    i cant find any hole where i can put it
    greetz simone

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