Conclusion: A better Web browser and a little more beta testing of the operating system would have smoothed out the pile of minor-but-bothersome kinks, but enV Touch seems like an anachronism in waiting. As soon as Verizon offers the Palm Pre and Android phones, rumored sometime this fall, Touch and phones like it will be viable only as discounted or free phones.
Pros: Excellent sound for music and voice; speedy EV-DO Web access; high-quality 3.2 MP pictures; touch and physical QWERTY keyboards
Cons: Short battery life; tiny text in Web browser; redundant menu navigation interface; no threaded messaging
Conclusion: The LG enV Touch has enough hardware and software updates to be the rightful replacement for the LG Voyager. Though “Touch” is in its name, the LG enV Touch is actually more than just a touch screen phone. The very useable keyboard and the d-pad will please texters and QWERTY keyboard lovers. The new UI looks modern, though not yet as versatile as the touch UIs found on recent Samsung TouchWiz phones.
Pros: Two large and bright displays and a very usable QWERTY keyboard.
Cons: Battery life is short especially with frequent data usage.