Verizon announces the entry-level LG Enlighten, available Sept. 29

Verizon Wireless this morning announced the LG Enlighten, an entry-level Android smartphone. Specs include:

  •     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

The LG Enlighten will be available Sept. 29 for $79.99 after $50 rebate and two-year contract.

Source: Verizon (opens in new tab)

Phil Nickinson
  • announce the TB update please
  • Give it a rest already.
  • This would be a great phone for my son if they would get that $50 a month prepaid plan ironed out (and actually included some base model smartphones on it).
  • I am not sure what the point of an "entry level" smartphone is on a major carrier??? Sure you don't have to pay much for the device itself or maybe it is even free are still liable for $720 in data charges over the life of a 2 year contract ($30 * 24)!!! Ouch!
  • Verizon: "Shhhhhh!!!! The sheep dont know that!"
  • Agree they should make this a feature phone and it would sell a ton. Not everyone wants a data plan and their selection of non smart phones is pretty lacking.
  • It is good to see the entry level phones boosted to specs better than the OG Droid and Eris. The Eris was so laggy, but I bet with an 800MHz CPU it's not too bad. Yeah I know the OGD had a bigger screen, I'm just talking about the guts.
  • There is something seriously wrong with that keyboard - the bottom row is just hideous. Otherwise, this thing looks pretty good for an add-a-line account or a prepaid account.
  • Hey isnt that a Samsung Impression with hard keys. Oh no wait..its a LG wait, its a Samsung Impression with hard keys. I'm confused.
  • No one does a QWERTY keyboard quite as well as LG.