September 21, 2011 | by Charles West
LG and Verizon have announced an entry-level slider phone called the Enlighten. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a 3.2 320 x 480 touchscreen, 800 MHz processor, a 3.2 megapixel camera on the back, and of course a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Full 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 Enlighten will be available online tomorrow, and will be in Verizon stores starting September 29 for $79.99 on a two-year contract after rebates. Also, customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 for 450 minutes per month and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.
Lately, Verizon along with other carriers have made efforts to bring more entry-level Android devices to people who are more price conscious, which is always good thing. If you want to keep a closer eye out on this handset, be sure to stay glued to the Verizon online store for the first signs of the LG Enlighten starting September 22.