Verizon Wireless will soon have another new Android-powered smartphone in their stables – and this time around, it will not hail from Taiwanese manufacturer HTC, but rather, from South Korea with the LG Enlighten. This particular model will be available from tomorrow onwards, and at last the official specifications have been released.
Expect to see Android 2.3 Gingerbread run on the LG Enlighten right out of the box, so that you do not need to hang around for a new operating system update unlike the poor souls who tote the older Sony Ericsson Android phones. The 3.2″ touchscreen display does not really shine with a 320 x 480 resolution, while don’t expect the 800MHz processor to let the LG Enlighten to fly off the blocks in benchmark tests though.
At least this has a full QWERTY keyboard that makes it easy to type, especially for those who find it still difficult to get used to a virtual keyboard. Obviously being an Android phone, this will support Google Mobile Services like Gmail, YouTube, Google Search and Google Maps, not to mention having access to the Android Market.
The LG Enlighten will cost $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new 2-year customer agreement, not forgetting more monthly commitments with your data plan, so choose wisely before you take the plunge. Would you prefer to get yours from RadioShack instead? [Press Release]