It looks like LG and Verizon have heeded my long-standing request to turn the enV series of phones into Android devices, saving a brand name and keyboard line that was/is highly successful and familiar. An inside source at Engadget says the LG enV Touch 2 will have dual touchscreens (outside/inside) along with Android 2.1 in a bulky/heavy frame.
I can tell you right now that I think the enV Touch 2 will be a HUGE success. It won’t be the most heavily powered Android Phone by any means- it will instead attempt to reach the middle of the road consumer who doesn’t want to pay big bucks for a smartphone but finds Android and smartphones in general a cool option. I’m thinking the LG enV Touch 2 will accomplish what the Motorola Devour should have tried. Of course this is a matter of opinion.
And one last note on that… they should be continuing this whole “Droid” branding so what about the LG enV Droid? I think that would make a lot of sense, retain the brand equity of both names, turn a lot of heads, and keep their naming structure straight forward.
Engadget is also reporting that the Motorola Droid Pro will simply be the World version of the Droid 2; you know, global roaming capabilities. One would expect a price boost for the added feature, but in my opinion why waste/dillute the Droid 2/Pro names when you could have just offered one phone that was global roaming? Does that feature cost that much more to manufacture?
In my last article, suggesting the LG enV series should go Droid, several people kind of blasted LG in general and the enV series specifically. Say what you will, but I’m putting my money on the phone being a huge success if they retain the shape/size/keyboard of old enV models and offer it at a competitive price.