Envious of the LG EnV2

The LG EnV2 has a cute name. However, this phone is everything but cute. This is actually one heck of a phone. With Verizon as its official carrier, the EnV2 has already been released in the market. It offers its subscribers services from Verizon like VCast Music and Video and VZ Navigator.

This little wonder has a full QWERTY keyboard perfect for typing emails and instant messages. It has a chat feature that can support AOL, Windows Live and Yahoo. Its high speed data service is CDMA2000 1xEV-DO which can allow its users to access and transfer large data and applications faster and easier. It also permits the user to roam from one network coverage to the other so that precious internet connection won’t be interrupted or lost. The EnV2 also carries a GPS Navigation system under VZ Navigator which can access several maps and locations guides.

Its users are also given the option to use the full QWERTY keyboard or the 5-way keypad. The latter is best for calling functions. It functions like a regular clamshell device that you can flip open to reveal a 2.4 inch internal screen. The outer screen functions more like a message and call alarm device.

The EnV2 is more than a smartphone, it’s also a fun phone. Its music player can play MP3, WMA and AAC and AAC+ files. A Bluetooth supported headset removes the discomfort of long wires sticking out of your pockets. And like the Vu, it has Bluetooth supported profiles enabling it to access the stereo, basic printing, phone book and basic imaging.

On top of that, its 2.0 megapixel camera and video recorder uses the external screen for self-portrait capabilities while the internal screen supports an image editor that can allow you to rotate, crop and zoom to the image up to 10 times. LG has developed a TransFlash that has almost 8GB of memory and you can store all your music, videos and data on this. Talk time is 5.33 hours and standby time is 520 hours, quite reasonable by any standard.

All in all, this sleek black mobile phone is a pretty decent smartphone. It sure lacks some much needed element such as Wi-Fi but its high speed data transfer feature makes it up somehow. The LG EnV2 has some big shoes to fill since its predecessor, the EnV, had been popular with the Verizon subscribers. We just hope that the EnV2 will have that same effect.