LG Enlighten goes official: Gingerbread with full QWERTY for $80

LG Enlighten goes official: Gingerbread with full QWERTY for $80
The entry-level full-QWERTY LG Enlighten has finally went official on Verizon Wireless after it leaked here and there, and while it doesn’t boggle the mind with specs, it goes light on your budget with a price of $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate when purchased with a 2-year agreement with the carrier. Big Red is putting the handset for sale online tomorrow, September 22nd, with in-store availabilty scheduled for a week later, beginning September 29th.

No surprises to the specs - you’re looking at a humble single-core 800MHz processor, a 3.2-inch display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels and Android 2.3 Gingerbread on the software side. On the back, a 3.2-megapixel camera would serve your most basic photographic needs.

Now, the $80 price tag is a bit surprising given that we’ve seen the handset leak in Wal-Mart’s catalog flaunting a sweet 79 cent price label, so you might be better off waiting for the device to appear on the retailer’s website. After all, except for being thrifty, is there any other reason you’d look at the LG Enlighten?

source: Verizon Wireless


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Enlighten
  • Display 3.2" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Storage 0.15 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1540 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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12 Comments

1. JayLeBlanc

Posts: 33; Member since: May 16, 2011

"Big Red is putting the handset for sale online tomorrow, October 22nd" Do you mean September 22nd?

2. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Dude, check your calendar, it's October 21. Have you been asleep the whole time? Lay off the Special K.

3. Samk1234 unregistered

Lol rodefol i think you should read your own comment cause its September 21. You must be on the good stuff

5. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It can't be September 21. It was just September 21 last year.

4. G-Reg unregistered

Anyone know the RAM?

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

No mention of it on spec sheets, which is not a good sign. It has 150 MB built-in storage, which is less than some dumbphones.

7. Gomer unregistered

It's nice for a cheap phone. The funny thing is, this phone runs Gingerbread out of the box, yet the Revolution is not. All these manufacturers suck at getting these devices updated.

9. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

What's really interesting about this is what passes for an 'entry level' phone these days...

10. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The phone world is SCARY. What was top of the line 2 years ago is barely entry level now, what was top of the line a year ago is midrange, and what's in my laptop is now available in a phone.

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

One relief for this phone and the Pantech Breakout: NO BING! Rejoice! Hopefully other upcoming (non-Droid) phones like the Stratosphere will follow suit.

12. cupcake

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

So, besides a slightly faster processor (+200MHz) vs. the archaic LG Ally, this Enlighten actually has a more WORSE battery life and resolution?? Not that I'd ever consider either, but downgrading seems... a step backword, in my opin... 0.o ...

13. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

"has finally went"?

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