Tuesday, August 25, 2009

LG enV Envy Touch Phone Messaging Machine

Are you torn between wanting one of the new touchscreen phones but wanting, perhaps needing, a full QWERTY keyboard with physical buttons? Well, no need to make that choice anymore. The new LG enV Touch is both a touchscreen phone and a messaging phone.

LG enVy Touch, shown closedLook at the “Envy” Touch phone closed and you’ll think it is a standard touchscreen smartphone. Clever disguise. Yes, the external 3 inch display is an 800 x 480 pixel color TFT touchscreen with tactile feedback and customizable shortcuts. But did you know that there is another 3 inch 800 x 400 pixel color display inside? This one isn’t a touchscreen. It doesn’t need to be. You’ll use your inner high resolution display in conjunction with the spacious QWERTY keyboard.

Just open the case lengthwise and you’ll find everything you need for fast, efficient messaging. Advanced features include instant reply and auto-complete. You can send and receive text messages with threaded, chat-style view. Instant messaging is supported, as well as multimedia messaging for picture and video messages. The email client supports popular web-based mobile email accounts such as Yahoo! and corporate email.

Such a well engineered phone should be able to browse the Web in style. Indeed, the LG enV Touch is equipped to do just that. The HTML Web browser is powered by the Verizon Wireless EVDO Rev-A data mobile data network. That means high speed downloads and faster than you might expect uploads. Verizon Wireless 3G offers download speeds of 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps and upload speeds of 500 to 800 Kbps. That’s easily competitive with many landline DSL services.

What other surprises does this advanced envy phone offer? You’ll like the 3.2 Megapixel digital camera with auto-focus, flash and image editor, among other features. It also works as a camcorder to record and share video clips with your friends and colleagues.

LG enVy Touch, shown openAs you might expect, multimedia is also well supported in the LG enV Touch. You get an MP3 player that also plays AAC and AAC+ files. You can order stream media plans including V CAST music with Rhapsody and V CAST videos. Multimedia is another reason you’ll be glad you’ve got Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. Listen to your audio and video content through headphones connected to the standard 3.5mm stereo headset jack or make use of the Bluetooth A2DP wireless capability to stream to wireless headsets or other compatible devices.

What cutting edge technology phone would be complete with GPS support? This one has it so you can use the VZ Navigator service and never be lost again.

Memory is expandable using microSD memory cards up to 16GB. That way you’ll have all the room you need for photos and music. You can record voice memos up to one hour in length, so go ahead and dictate your memoirs while you’re at it. Then get back to texting!

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