There are a number of ways to achieve inner-peace, like years of meditation, for example -- or you could just pick up an $80 Android handset. LG finally made official the release of its Enlighten handset today. The Gingerbread phone features a 3.2-inch display, a QWERTY slide out keyboard, a 3.2 megapixel camera and an 800MHz processor. The largely unexceptional bit of hardware will be hitting Verizon's site on September 22nd, followed by a September 29th debut in Verizon retail stores. It'll run you $79.99 with a two-year contract after a $50 mail in rebate. Enlighten yourself with the press release after the break.
Verizon Wireless and LG Mobile Illuminate With LG Enlighten
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile), today announced LG Enlighten(TM) will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com beginning Sept. 22, and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning Sept. 29.
Powered by Android(TM) 2.3, LG Enlighten is ideal for messaging, email and apps in a slim and affordable smartphone. Customers can stay connected and up-to-date on news and their social life on the nation's most reliable network.
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
Support for Google(TM) Mobile Services, including Gmail(TM), YouTube(TM), Google Search(TM) and Google Maps(TM), as well as access to more than 250,000 apps available to download from Android Market(TM)
Bluetooth® 3.0 Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)
Wi-Fi connectivity (b/g/n)
Suite of messaging options, including text, picture, video and voice messaging and mobile instant messaging
2 GB microSD(TM) card pre-installed
Pricing and availability:
LG Enlighten will be available for $79.99 after a $50 mail in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
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.
Verizon Wireless Mobile Hotspot data plans are available beginning at $20 for 2 GB.