LG enV2 (VX9100)

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LG enV² (VX9100)
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Manufacturer LG Electronics
Slogan Next generation messaging phone[1]
Compatible networks CDMA[1]
Availability by country March 31, 2008[2]
Predecessor enV (VX9900)
Successor enV3 (VX9200)
Form factor Clamshell
Dimensions 3.75 in x 2.13 in x 0.65 in
Weight 4.23 ounces (120 g)
Memory 63 MB
Removable storage microSD
Battery 950 mAh Li-Pol[1]
Data inputs QWERTY keyboard[1]
Display 2.4 in. (320 x 240 px) TFT LCD (260K Color)[1]
External display 1.45 in. (160 x 64 px) TFT LCD (60K Color)[1]
Rear camera 2 Megapixel[1]
Connectivity Bluetooth 1.2 / microUSB
Hearing aid compatibility M3/T3

The LG enV² is a Verizon Wireless digital messaging feature phone manufactured by LG. It is available in standard black as well as maroon (pomegranate, in Canada). Both the colors are available at Verizon Wireless in the U.S., and Telus stores and Koodo stores in Canada, and were released on the same date. It is also capable of installing VZ Navigator. The original price of the phone at release was $129 after a $50 mail-in-rebate. It had dropped to $79.99, and then to $49.99, but as of February 2009, the price has returned to $129.99. Best Buy stores also offer the enV² for a price of $49.99 with a 2-year contract. As of June 2012, a data plan for the phone is optional.[3]

It succeeded both the LG enV (VX9900) and the original LG The V (VX9800). The phone's successor, the LG enV3 (VX9200) was released in 2009.

The styling of this phone has been updated from the previous versions. It's slimmer (40% slimmer than original enV), lighter (30% lighter than original enV), and more pocketable than the previous versions. Its styling is made more comfortable and easier to handle and text, its shaped like a rectangle with both front and back of phone being a flat surface (unlike the original enV). The back of the phone is painted in SoftTouch paint in the phone's respective color (a smooth and grippy paint) making it more comfortable to handle. Its styling follows that of the LG Voyager (VX10000), which is the other successor to the LG enV (VX9900) and the LG The V (VX9800) phones. The Env2 was released in Canada in August, 2008 as the LG Keybo from Telus. Its successor, the enV3, was released on May 29, 2009.

Features[edit]

Front view of the enV².

The enV² has several features, such as the QWERTY keyboard and a 2.0 megapixel camera with up to 10x zoom. It is Bluetooth-compatible and supports V CAST, Verizon's music and video service, as well as VZ Navigator, Verizon's map service. The phone has a microSD memory card port for storing music and video from a computer and is enabled to set videos under 5MB as wallpaper. It can store up to 300 text messages, has an "auto text readout" functionality (phone reads texts out loud for you), and message sorter. The phone supports FOTA, which allows for new firmware updates to be sent to the device without needing to make a trip to a retail store to receive the update.

The phone also has the capability to display four different themes which may change button styles, background colors, and general style of the phone. These themes are the Classic view, having the red and white menu screen when the OK button is pressed, the Slick Black theme, with a more digital, and of course, black look. There is also the Wall theme, with the menu and other features looking like a concrete wall. The last theme is the wave, a rounded and dark look.

The phone supports up to 8GB of storage via the MicroSD port on the right side of the phone. The forms of media able to be stored on this card include: Photos ("PIX"), Music, Sounds, and Videos ("FLIX"). This phone supports the Bluetooth profile A2DP which supports the listening of music through wireless headphones. The phone also has a "Standalone Mode" which allows one to take advantage of the phone's multimedia capabilities (Music, Photos, Videos, Games) without sending or receiving RF signals. This mode is most useful while on an airplane.

The phone has a full QWERTY keyboard optimized for text messaging, and comes in the alternate colors maroon and black.

Specific ringtones may be set for individual callers on the phone's contact list. However, unlike many previous LG models, it is not possible to set individual ringers for incoming TXT messages.

Specifications[edit]

The following are the specifications for the LG enV2:[4]

Type Specification
Backlit Keypad Yes
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Calculator Yes
Calendar Yes
Changeable Faceplate Capable No
Customizable Ring Tones Built-In, Downloadable
Data Capabilities Yes
Extras 2.0MP Camera, Bluetooth, MP3 Player
Games Yes, Downloadable
Hands-free Speakerphone Yes
Included in Box AC Charger Rechargeable Battery
Keypad Lock Yes
Number of Display Lines 320 x 240 Pixels
Number of Modes/Bands Dual band
Phone Book Capacity 1000
Product Dimensions 10.2(W) x 5.4(H) x 1.65(D) cm
Product Weight 120g
Standby Time Up To 216 Hours
Supports Caller ID Yes
Talk Time Up to 5 hours
Vibrate Mode Built-in
Web Browser Yes
Memory Internal/External, USB Mass Storage

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