Conclusion: Overall: Although far from being perfect, it looks as if LG is establishing itself in the mobile phone competition with the enV. It has its quirks and flaws but can be easily overcome by the nifty features it comes with. Overall, the enV is a nice combination of functionality and fun at a very reasonable price.
Excerpt: Verizon's new enV, formally known as the VX9900, is the second generation CDMA communicator device from LG. It replaces and surpasses the original VX9800 "V" in most every way. It is a great handset in many different ways.
Conclusion: For those who want a keyboard for texting but don't need all the features of a smartphone or PDA phone, let alone the more expensive data plans associated with them, the LG VX9900 enV bridges the gap. If email (other than web-based) is your thing, then the monthly cost goes up since you'll pay $15 for unlimited data and an additional $19.99/month for Verizon's Wireless Sync and we'd recommend an MS Smartphone such as the Motorola Q , Samsung BlackJack or the Treo 700p...
Pros: Great phone ergonomics, strong call quality and volume. Excellent QWERTY keyboard, good camera and a better selection of Bluetooth profiles than usually found on a Verizon phone. Performs well with V Cast content. VZ Navigator is great for those on the go in need of driving directions. Stereo speakers sound great! Excellent web browser by feature phone standards, though limited to single column view.
Cons: Volume rocker and camera button are nearly inaccessible with the display opened in notebook mode; you must open the phone 180 degrees to get to these more easily. No built-in email client. You must use Verizon's $19.99 monthly Wireless Sync software to do non-web based email.