LG enV Pro is canceled by Verizon

LG enV Pro is canceled by Verizon
The LG enV Pro was supposed to be one of a multitude of handsets that Verizon was expected to launch on November 11th. Now, Big Red has decided to cancel the LG enV series first smartphone release. Apparently, the carrier's testers were not impressed with the dual screen device that has ancestors dating back to the LG VX-9800.

The enV series took a giant leap forward with the November 2007 launch of the LG Voyager which was Verizon's quickly put together answer to the Apple iPhone. The feature phone had one external touchscreen and one internal display and was equipped with an HTML browser-the first feature phone to be so equipped. The clamshell opened to reveal a well-reviewed QWERTY keyboard and the handset was capable of receiving VCAST television.

LG and Verizon took the Voyager one step further with the LG enV Touch. Unable to use the Voyager name because of a dispute with headset maker Plantronics, for a brief time period some were calling the handset the carrier's best phone. Improving on the responsiveness of the external touchscreen display, adding an accelerometer and a better browser, it took the launch of the Motorola DROID in November 2009 to eclipse the enV Touch.

The LG enV Pro was to take the line another step up. Flavored by Android 2.1, the model was to be the first smartphone in the series, albeit an entry-level handset. Now with the phone canceled by Verizon, we wonder if we have just witnessed the end of a very popular model for Big Red.

source: AndroidandMe

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1. cowsrockalot

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 02, 2009

I wasn't looking forward to this device, but I am SUPER sad to see the EnV name go. First the Octane, now they're canceling the EnV touch? this is stupid

21. narley21 unregistered

why dont you buy an octane and call it an env4? lol whats the diff?

2. ashlie o. unregistered

i had the env3 and env touch and now the ally and i loved the env's :( i am very sad to see it go..rip env line :(

12. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

RIP EnV line, lol. I thought LG was falling off with that POS Cosmos that came out. Octain has brought them back.

3. fkljhf unregistered

prolly cancelled to make room for the almighty DROID OS

6. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The ENV Pro was going to have Android OS

23. zerovampire311

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

...It RUNS on Android.

33. ihateenvtouch unregistered

Obviously, you didn't know the env pro had android OS. so obviously thats not why. and the env touch is a piece of crap, and i hate it. all 10 of them i've had since may.

4. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I think it was a good idea to cancel this phone but i think they should still make an env touch 2.. just not a smartphone.

5. llkajsdsf unregistered

I am sad that we can not even get another multimedia phone in the enV series. I don't want to pay extra for a smart phone data plan and I love my enV2 and enV touch because they were the best phones for that price.

7. JRN1704 unregistered

Good idea on canceling it as a Android based OS but might as well revamp the phone to make it the updated version of the EnV4. Then again, they did release the Octane which will defeat the purpose. Good job Version! Long live the ENV brand.

8. KingOfPhones

Posts: 41; Member since: May 04, 2008

I think making it a smartphone would have been a mistake. I mean, the hardware it just not smartphone worthy. they should bring it back as a multimedia phone, where it will thrive since it is the best phone in that category by far.

9. Phullofphil

Posts: 1823; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I dont really think its a good idea any way there is plenty of android smartphones. I think they should of kept the envyline as a primeere phone not a smartphone but improved the screen and and improve there in house os cause people still like theose phones cause 30 dollars a month for data can be a little to much sometimes.

11. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

Data plans are a lot..which is why VZW booted the 'multimedia requirement of 9.99 a month to use many phones' and they offer a 15 dollar a month data plan.

10. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

Step fwd. with Voyager, ppl I Knew that had that phone after 6-12 months, hate it.

13. cthunder

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

So sad, I was looking forward to replacing my Env Touch with the Env Touch 2. Oh well, looks like I will be trading in my Env Touch for possibly the HTC Merge. The Merge will be released Nov. 11th according varies websites.

27. VZW_User unregistered

I really want the HY Merge too. I hope I get it for Christmas.

28. VZW_User unregistered

*HTC Merge

14. I_Work_Here unregistered

Personally, being a VZW employee I am pleased as can be to see it go. We have had nothing but problems with the Env Touch; I don't go a single day without a handfull of people coming in and legitimately complaining about that POS. Secondly, this device would have been terribly underpowered for the OS and capabilities, and would have been as much of a problem child as is the Ally. Good riddance.

15. uofmrules

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 11, 2010

I agree 100%, LG is awesome at Basic phones, but suck at internet based phones.

24. zerovampire311

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

Also being a VZW employee, I had an opportunity to use it. It had a 1ghz processor, so it could support Android, unlike the Ally. This thing was like a Droid 2 crammed in an EnV Touch, it was pretty much fantastic! I'm sad to see it go...

16. Danny68 unregistered

Yea the Octane is another crappy phone. It is a minor step up from the original env 3 but a step down to the env Touch. LG's going to have to come with something big to compete with the big players of android vzw phones like the moto droids and samsung galaxies and the HTCs. They keep commin out with garbage like the cosmos and octane and so called feature phones they will lose in the cell phone/smartphone world of today and soon carriers will all be gone 4g.. well keep on lookin....

25. zerovampire311

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

LG is at least going to step up a bit with the Cosmos Touch. It reminded me very much of the EnV touch, but a slightly smaller phone. Not to mention: the only touch screen phone on Verizon that doesn't require a data plan!

30. cheeseflavoredcheeze unregistered

That's not true. They have the Pantech Crux which doesn't require a data plan. It's pretty cool too. Just no full keyboard.

17. Danny68 unregistered

Yea true they have been able to make reliable basic phones but they need to make do what motorola and HTC did and make a powerhouse smartphone to compete with the likes of the Droid and the Evo 4g and samsung epic..

18. Cazwell

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 09, 2009


19. lolzorz

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 01, 2010

Can't believe Big Red is canceling the EnV series. They were best sellers in Verizon with kids and teens. It's sad to see it go but they probably needed to make room for higher end Android devices. A flip smartphone dosent seem all that bad but Big Red probably thought so.

20. metis78 unregistered

LG is really behind in terms of smartphones. At the this point your lucky to get wifi and a non-resistive touch-screen. They should really move in on the sub 300 android line, its nearly impossible to find one with a keyboard.

26. zerovampire311

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

This was supposed to be a sub 300 android phone, with a fantastic keyboard. The Ally was their first venture into that space, but it's kind of a flop, the processor barely supports Android.

22. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

I still use my Env2 and love it. Outside of the occasional shutdows, the phone is awesome. I will take it's super battery over a droid phone that I have to kill apps all the time on and worry about running out of juice b4 the end of the day.

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