Details on LG's enV G and Windows Phone 7 slider

By on August 20, 2010 at 10:01 AM.

Details on LG's enV G and Windows Phone 7 slider

A new connect has come forward and provided us with some details on LG’s future phone plans that we thought we would share. According to our source, the LG enV Touch 2 that we heard about yesterday is actually to be called the enV G. Our source does confirm that the device has a hinged, dual touch-screen display and added that it will have a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. Our tipster continues, and lets us know that LG will be releasing a mid-range, Android 2.1, all touch-screen device around the holidays that is being referred to internally as the “Thunder” (given recent events we’re sure the name will change upon release). Our source claims that the Thunder will be released on Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, and MetroPCS. This would make the Thunder one phone with three different 3G radios (unless they drop a pentaband UMTS 3G radio in two of them). Finally, the last bit of information we were given indicates that LG’s first Windows Phone 7 device will be a full-QWERTY slider and will be available right when WP7 goes live. There you have it. Think the enV G and this sliding WP7 device can give LG some momentum in the U.S. smartphone market? What do you think of LG hardware in general (the phones, not the washing machines)?

UPDATE: Our source clarified that there will be three Windows Phone 7 devices launching right when the OS is officially announced.  One will be from Samsung, one will be from HTC, and one will be from LG. The LG device will be the only handset with a full slide-out QWERTY keypad.

UPDATE 2: It looks like Engadget has been sent in an image of the full-QWERTY slider device. Hit the break to check it out. More →

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DROID Pro is DROID 2 world edition, LG enV Touch 2 to run Android?

By on August 19, 2010 at 4:16 PM.

DROID Pro is DROID 2 world edition, LG enV Touch 2 to run Android?

Engadget is reporting that a “source close to the situation” has informed them that the Motorola DROID Pro will simply be a clone of the current DROID 2 handset with an HSPA and GSM radio for global roaming. The blog notes that Verizon has been known to muck with device-branding and identity right up until device launch, and the DROID Pro name may not stick.

Shifting gears, the site is also reporting that the LG enV Touch 2 will be an Android 2.1 device that has dual touch screens; one on the inside and one on the outside. The Touch 2 will have a similar form factor to the current enV and will hinge open to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. The device was also described as “pretty big and heavy” by the tipster.

Would anyone be disappointed if the DROID Pro turned out to be a DROID 2 with a SIM card? More →

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Skype mobile application to run on Verizon Wireless BREW feature phones

By on August 18, 2010 at 3:46 PM.

Skype mobile application to run on Verizon Wireless BREW feature phones

It looks like Skype and Verizon Wireless have inked another deal to bring the Skype mobile application to more Verizon devices. In a blog post today, Skype announced they are “expanding the Skype mobile application onto a variety of Multimedia 3G phones with an app based on the BREW platform, including the LG enV TOUCH, LG Chocolate Touch and Samsung Reality.” The post boasts: “The Skype mobile app for Verizon Wireless 3G Multimedia phones works the same way it does on the carrier’s smartphones, letting you make free calls to friends and family on Skype, great value calls to landlines and mobile phones overseas, and send IMs to people on Skype anywhere in the world.” If you’re interested in getting Skype, you can text SKYPE to 2255 or visit the Media Center on your VZW BREW device. We’ve got the full announcement all linked up for you. More →

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Verizon Wireless enV Touch to launch June 5th

By on May 19, 2009 at 1:43 PM.

Verizon Wireless enV Touch to launch June 5th

Rumors have been flying around over the past day or so regarding the enV Touch launch and we just confirmed that the handset will indeed launch with Verizon Wireless on June 5th. The update to the almost two-year-old Voyager will feature some much needed improvements including a 3-inch internal display with on-screen keyboard, external 3-inch screen with 800×480 resolution, 3.2 megapixel camera with Schneider-Kreuznach lens and a 3.5mm headset jack. The side-opening clamshell will also include EVDO Rev A connectivity, a document viewer, HTML Web Browser, microSDHC support and will measure 4.52H x 2.16W x 0.66D. According to our ninja we are indeed looking at $219.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate on a 2-year contract — definitely doable.

Thanks, KrazyVZW!

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