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.
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
posted on Nov 02, 2010, 4:47 PM 0
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 :(
posted on Nov 02, 2010, 5:08 PM 0
prolly cancelled to make room for the almighty DROID OS
posted on Nov 02, 2010, 5:58 PM 1
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.
posted on Nov 02, 2010, 10:22 PM 0
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.
posted on Nov 02, 2010, 10:36 PM 0
Posts: 1740; 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.
posted on Nov 02, 2010, 11:37 PM 0
Posts: 125; 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.
posted on Nov 03, 2010, 1:05 AM 0
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.
posted on Nov 03, 2010, 11:16 AM 3
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...
posted on Nov 05, 2010, 3:43 PM 0
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....
posted on Nov 03, 2010, 2:19 PM 0
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!
posted on Nov 05, 2010, 3:44 PM 0
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.
posted on Nov 03, 2010, 7:23 PM 0
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.
posted on Nov 04, 2010, 8:00 AM 0
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.
posted on Nov 05, 2010, 2:47 PM 0
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