Earlier today, one day before CTIA Wireless 2008 begins, Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics announced the enV(2). This new phone is an upgrade to LG VX9900 (aka LG enV) which was first made available towards the end of 2006. The enV2 features V CAST Music/Video, VZ Navigator, Bluetooth 2.0, microSD Expansion, Stereo Speakers, Two Displays, 2.0 Mega Pixel Camera, and a QWERTY Keyboard.
“We know the texting audience wants a mobile device that is compact enough to slide easily into pant pockets and handbags without compromising the integrity of the phone’s features. The slimmed-down enV(2) offers everything consumers loved about the enV with the added benefit of a larger, more spacious internal screen with large easy-to-text keys.” said Ehtisham Rabbani, LG.
The enV also has a built in Email Client and a Instant Messenger Client (AIM, MSN, & YAHOO). It is a fully functioning MP3 player and can support holding up to 8GB on a microSD. The enV2 is about .4 ounces lighter and about .10 inches thinner than the LG enV. The front of the enV2 is reminiscent of the Samsung UpStage, which was partially a disappointment. Overall the enV2 has a entirely new look compared to the enV, however it doesn’t seem to have any new features. The phone will be available next month for $130 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and a two-year contract.
Links: Verizon Wireless
UPDATE: Full VX9100 enV2 Review Here!