Sep 21st, 2011

Verizon’s back at it again. This time (on the same day that the HTC Rhyme is set to go on sale for preorder) they’re announcing the LG Enlighten, a QWERTY Android device from the South Korean manufacturer.

This mid-range handset boasts an 800MHz processor, a 3.2 inch HVGA display, a 3.2 megapixel camera and a front-facing camera. As expected, it’ll come with Android 2.3 and LG’s custom UI.

Hardly the DROID you’re looking for but for $80 (and that price is sure to be lowered through sales and over time) we’re sure a market for this one will open right up. Read on for full press details.


Multi-tasking and Customization are Easy with LG Enlighten on the Verizon Wireless Network

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and SAN DIEGO – Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile), today announced LG Enlighten™ will be available online at beginning Sept. 22, and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning Sept. 29.

Powered by Android™ 2.3, LG Enlighten is ideal for messaging, email and apps in a slim and affordable smartphone.  Customers can stay connected and up-to-date on news and their social life on the nation’s most reliable network.

Key features:
·         Android 2.3 Gingerbread
·         3.2-inch touch screen display (320 x 480)
·         800 MHz processor for performance and multi-tasking
·         Full QWERTY keyboard with large keys for easy typing
·         Adobe® Flash® 10
·         3G Mobile Hotspot allows users to share a data connection with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices
·         Seven customizable home screens with shortcuts to apps, favorites and widgets
·         Customizable apps menu
·         3.2-megapixel autofocus camera and camcorder

Additional features:
·         Support for Google™ Mobile Services, including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Search™ and Google Maps™, as well as access to more than 250,000 apps available to download from Android Market™
·         Bluetooth® 3.0 Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)
·         Wi-Fi connectivity (b/g/n)
·         Exchange support
·         Suite of messaging options, including text, picture, video and voice messaging and mobile instant messaging
·         2 GB microSD™ card pre-installed

Pricing and availability:
·         LG Enlighten will be available for $79.99 after a $50 mail in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.  Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
·         Customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 for 450 minutes per month and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.
·         Verizon Wireless Mobile Hotspot data plans are available beginning at $20 for 2 GB.

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