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
Summary: The LG EnV Touch's combination of great design and top-notch features makes it one of the top Verizon Wireless phones we've ever seen.
Pros: The LG EnV Touch has two beautiful displays, a nice touch-screen interface, and a great QWERTY keyboard. It has impressive features, such as a 3.2-megapixel camera, EV-DO Rev. A, and a full HTML Web browser.
Cons: The LG EnV Touch's touch-screen interface could use some refinement, and the Web browser experience is not as smooth as we would like. Visual Voice Mail and corporate e-mail cost additional monthly fees. The lack of Wi-Fi is disappointing.