Friday, November 07, 2008

LG enV2 Sparks Envy Too

The original enV "envy phone" from LG turned a lot of eyes green. The new enV2 VX9100 upgrade makes the envy factor even stronger, especially for heavy text messagers, mobile gamers and mobile media aficionados.

What makes the enV2 really special is the hidden full QWERTY keyboard. This phone doesn't force you to tap out messages on a virtual keyboard shown on a glass screen. Oh, no. This is a real keyboard with nice size keys. Normally, you'll keep your enV2 closed and use it just like any other candybar phone for making and receiving calls. But when you want to text, just open the case to reveal both a full keyboard and a larger 2.4 inch high resolution color display. There are also dual stereo speakers to make your multimedia experience special.

The sleek black and silver styling of the LG enV2 sports a plethora of features that make it an up to date high-tech cellphone. It's broadband data connectivity is EV-DO on the Verizon Wireless network. That gives you up to 700 Kbps download speed, similar to many DSL connections. This bandwidth is great when you are watching on-demand TV or listing to music with Verizon's VCAST add-on plans. It's also valuable for sending and receiving picture messages.

Photographic capability of the enV2 includes a 2.0 Megapixel resolution digital camera that can be used in camcorder mode with QVGA resolution (320x240 pixels) and record videos up to 1 hour long. There is 63 MB of memory built-in and you can expand that up to 8GB using plug-in MicroSD/Transflash format memory cards.

Other niceties include GPS services support so you can get turn-by turn directions from VZ Navigator, if you choose to subscribe to it. There is Bluetooth streaming for musical enjoyment on high quality wireless headphones and other devices that support the A2DP protocol. Voice activated dialing lets you speak a phone book name with no pre-training required.

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