enV Touch to voyage to Verizon on June 5th?

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enV Touch to voyage to Verizon on June 5th?
A tipster has passed along a word EngadgetMobile that the LG enV Touch will be launched by Verizon on June 5th. The device is expected to cost $219.99 with a $70 mail in rebate and a two year contract. The enV Touch VX11000 could be considered the sequel to the highly successful LG Voyager and probably would have been named the Voyager 2 except that the company that owns the trademark to the name, Plantronics, has not been able to reach an agreement with the carrier. The LG enV Touch is expected to be out just days after Verizon launches the enV3 messaging phone on May 29th, a story we passed on to you just the other day.

Both the Voyager and the enV Touch share the same side-opening clamshell form factor. The latter has an external 3-inch touchscreen display and an internal 3-inch screen that is controlled by a D-pad while the former has twin 2.8 inch screens. The new device is lacking the VCAST TV that the Voyager offers, but does have an improved 3.2MP camera.

The Voyager was quite a device at the time of its launch as it was the first feature phone to offer HTML browsing. With VCAST TV, the touchscreen and a full QWERTY keyboard, the handset helped coin the phrase "iPhone killer" and while the model never came close to slaying Apple's touchscreen unit, it was a huge seller for Big Red.

LG enV Touch Preliminary Specifications

source: EngadgetMobile



1. YelloPhase

Posts: 24; Member since: May 15, 2009

wow sick. i wanna get this so bad. but $220 seems a bit pricey.. if this is rly the price, then they shud definitely drop the price of the LG Versa then.

2. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

This is the first non smart phone for verizon to cost over 200 with a contract in about a year.

3. willieg3

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Its $150 after rebate. The Versa is still $250 up front and there is a $50 mail-in rebate with that, and when the Dare launched in July I think it was the same price as the Versa. When the Voyager launched it was $350 up front with a $50 rebate. This is a steal for the upgraded model with a better camera, and I'm sure the touch screen is going to be way better than the original.

4. iammclovin804

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

well the price isn't competitive at all. verizon's crippled ui, resistive screen, no mobile tv as in previous version; all sorts of flaws and it costs more than an iphone 3g. not worth it.

6. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The reason it's the price it is, is because the phone does NOT require a data plan like an Iphone or Blackberry. You think they make tons of profit selling those phones at $199.99? No. They make money on the $30 consumer/ $45 Corporate data plan that's required in order to have the device. So $219 is not bad. If you do absoutely need internet access it's only $15 for unlimited usage. I say the pricing is fair. If you compare pricing over 2 years, the Iphone and Storm/BB cost $340 more. If you get no data plan, and just like the phone and don't care about internet, then the Iphone and Storm cost $700 more.

7. willieg3

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

All sorts of flaws? The phone hasn't even released yet! Its not a smart phone and it is not being targeted as a smart phone. Just because it doesn't have every feature available on existing phones doesn't mean that it is a bad phone or that it has flaws. Poor choice of words.


Posts: 7; Member since: May 02, 2009

I am very disappointed they are not having Mobile TV on this new version. It will be just like the Dare, Versa and/or EnV's without it...why on earth would they eliminate this feature...I hope they reconsider before actual launch and put back everything that was originally on the Voyager---why go backwards? They should be adding more features not taking away!!!! I love my Voyager and have been waiting for a new version to come out so that when I'm eligible for NE2 in July I would get it....but now forget it I will keep what I have unless they put back Mobile TV. If people do not want the Mobile TV then they do not have to subscribe to it.....but for those of us who wish to have the Mobile TV let it stay on the phone....this is what set the Voyage apart from all the other phones is that it was Mobile TV capable.

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