A day ahead of its scheduled announcement, Verizon decided to spill the beans and put out a press release announcing the LG EnV2, which is the genuine successor to the LG EnV of years past. As we mentioned awhile ago, we originally thought the Voyager was the EnV successor, but as it turns out, the Voyager is in a completely separate class. Which is fine, since the LG EnV2--yes, we find the parentheses a little odd as well--is a pretty good-looking phone in its own right. Smooth and slim, it mimics the original EnV design with a clamshell look when closed, and a full QWERTY keyboard when flipped open. Sure the display doesn't look as big, but it definitely looks far and away improved over the original EnV. Its features aren't too shabby either; we're talking EV-DO support as well as access to Verizon's array of broadband services like V Cast Music and Video, VZ Navigator, stereo Bluetooth, a 2.0-megapixel camera, a microSD card slot, and an MP3 player.
The EnV2 will be available starting April for $129.99 after a $50 rebate and a two-year service agreement.