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LG enV (aka LG VX9900)

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  1. Gamer03

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    I picked up the phone today. So far, I like the look and feel of it.

    I will provide a review of it in about a week or so, since I want to test it out on my campus.

    Anways, since the phone has a 2.0 MP camera, here is a picture that I took of our Publix grocery store:

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    Here are the key features of the phone:

    KEY FEATURES

    •QWERTY Keyboard for Easy Messaging
    •Bluetooth® Capable
    •2.0 Megapixel Camera & Camcorder
    •V CAST Music and Video
    •microSDTM Memory Port

    MUSIC

    •Music Player for MP3 and WMA Songs
    •V CAST Music – download and play full-length songs (WMA files)†, sync music from PC to phone*
    •Music Library - songs are auto organized by artist, genre, and album
    •Create & Manage Playlists
    •Music Only Mode (RF off except Bluetooth)
    •microSD Memory Port to Store Pictures, Videos, Music, and Sounds**
    •Dual Speakers for Stereo Sound

    *Requires USB cable (sold separately) and Windows Media Player 10.
    **Not all downloaded content may be moved to the microSD card. Memory card sold separately.

    BLUETOOTH

    •Bluetooth Version: 1.2
    •Profiles Supported: headset, hands-free,* dial-up networking, advanced audio distribution, object push for vCard,** serial port, file transfer, audio/ video remote control, basic printing, human interface device
    •Save up to 20 Bluetooth Pairings
    •Bluetooth Stereo Headset Support for Listening to Music
    •Send vCard to another Bluetooth Device

    *For Bluetooth vehicle/accessory compatibility, go to www.verizonwireless.com/bluetoothchart.
    **Phone does not support all Bluetooth OBEX profiles.

    CAMERA/VIDEO

    •2.0 Megapixel Autofocus Camera with Flash
    •Protective Camera Lens Cover
    •Camera Resolution: 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480 (default), 320x240 Pixels
    •Turn on Front Display for Self-Portraits
    •V CAST Video – stream and download video clips (15 fps)†
    •Video Recording Capability: 15 Seconds (for message) or 1 Hour (for storage)*
    •Video Player for MP4, 3GP, 3G2, WMV Formats
    •Set Videos (under 5MB) as Wallpaper
    •Video Resolution: 320x240, 176x144 (default) Pixels
    •Video Format: 3G2
    •Digital Zoom: Up to 2.5x**
    •Self-Timer: 3, 5 or 10 Seconds
    •Customizable Brightness,*** White Balance,*** Shutter Sound, Color Effects,*** Night Mode

    *Depends on available memory.
    **Varies by image size. Camera setting of 1600x1200 pixels does not support zoom function.
    ***Available in both video and camera modes.

    VOICE/AUDIO

    •One-Touch Speakerphone
    •Text to Speech
    •Speaker-Independent Voice Recognition: Call, Send Message To, Go To, Check, Lookup, My Account
    •Voice Memo Recording – 1 minute in standby or 5 minutes during a call
    •Music Ringer Support (clips from hit songs)†
    •13 Unique Ringtones + Vibrate & Silent Modes
    •TTY/TDD Support
    •Hearing Aid Compatible (M3-Rating)

    MOBILE MEDIA

    •Wireless Sync E-mail (BREW® E-mail Client)†
    •Text Messaging (up to 1,120 characters)†
    •Picture/Video Messaging†
    •Get It Now® Capable†
    •Mobile Web 2.0†
    •Web-Based E-mail & Instant Messaging†
    •My Account – access balance, minutes, usage, and payment info†

    TOOLS & DATA

    •VZ NavigatorSM – voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions†
    •Tools: Calculator, Calendar, Alarm Clock, World Clock, Notepad, Ez Tip Calc
    •Speed Dial (95 entries + 4 pre-programmed for voicemail, #BAL, #MIN, #PMT)
    •Address Book with 1,000 Contacts – each stores 5 numbers, 2 e-mail addresses, and a picture ID*

    *Dependent on photos stored in your album (My Pictures).

    GENERAL

    •Stylish Design with Internal Antenna
    •QWERTY Keyboard for Easy Messaging
    •Keyguard – prevents unwanted key actions
    •Simultaneous GPS for Enhanced Location Accuracy
    •Standalone Mode (RF Off)
     
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  2. SteveW

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    Looks like a cool phone, best of luck with it. I am one of those who thinks that QWERTY keyboards on phones should be hidden when not in use. This looks like a good way of doing it. I wonder if a GSM model is in the works.



    SW
     
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  3. Gamer03

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    Thanks Steve.

    So far, I like the phone a lot. I picked up a 2 GB mini sd card and I have just downloaded BitPim and the drivers for the phone so I can put ringtones on my phone using the LG 9800 way since people over on HoFo said that it works.

    As of now, I think the closest GSM model to this would be a T-Mobile Sidekick, but I may be wrong.
     
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  4. josephd

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    Good luck with your new toy Gamer very nice phone, I checked this phone out in the VZW store along with the Chocolate.:) The only problem I saw was it looks a little large for the pocket but I still like the style and feel of the phone.
     
  5. Gamer03

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    Thanks josephd.

    It is a little large, but I have deep pockets to hold my phone. :D It is, however, not as big as my Motorola Q was.

    So far, I tested it in my Publix grocery store, and I got reception in the middle of our store like I do with my E815, so I am impressed. The real test will be on Monday afternoon when I go up to my campus to meet my group to work on our project that is over 50% of my grade. There are some "problem" areas on my campus that I would like to test the phone at so I want to go up early. ;)
     
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  6. nKrypteD1

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    That image is definetly high clarity for a camera phone. I'm almost enV ious
     
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  7. Gamer03

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    Thanks nKrypteD1. Lol. :D I think that the lighting helped the picture a little bit, but most if not all of the credit goes towards the 2.0 MP camera on the phone. ;)
     
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  8. Fire14

    Fire14 Easy,Cheap & Sleazy
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    I agree, the picture is very clear for a phone. Slowly but surely they are getting better & better. That is the one thing I don't like about my phone, is the picture quality, but I am not a big picture taker normally.
    I did need it the other day at a fire scene & wished I had something as clear as this picture is.

    Other then the photo quality, let us how how it works for reception at campus today & any other pro's-con's of it.
     
  9. Gamer03

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    I definitely will Fire.

    Like I said, I am going to test it in some known trouble coverage areas. ;)
     
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    Good Luck...;)
     
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    Hey let me know if you find a way to add ringtones to your phone. I picked one up as well but have yet been able to use BitPim with it. Since it's a lot like the chocolate I thought it would be supported but they redid the firmware trying to make it more like a smartphone. So far there haven't been any updates that allow usage yet. Also bluetooth will only help you listen to music but not edit your selection of ringtones. For now, all of us owners will have to resort to emailing our personal ringtones to the phone.
     
  12. Gamer03

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    Well, I have found a way to add ringtones, but it uses a pix message every time (I have the 500 other option and unlimited to Verizon customers for $10/month).

    I use Audacity to select a certain area for the ringtone (I make mine exactly 30 seconds). I then use a program called RazorLame to export the song and choose a smaller bitrate.

    Here is a big thread over at HowardForums about the LG enV:

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1052468

    Also, here is a website with steps on how to make ringtones:

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/204360
     
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    Ya, I do something similar. Basically I take a song, open it in Adobe Audition, cut my 30 second clip, add some fade out/fade in. Then I email it to my phone xxxxxxxxxx@vzwpix.com as an attachment. Then my phone gets it as a MMS. So I lose 1 of my 500 allowed messages every time. My old phone was an LG and I loved using bitpim cuz basically you can have a song on your phone in no time.

    Also something to note, the ringtone is played through your stereo speakers so I'd only lower the bitrate to accomodate the 350kb quota. Anything more would just cheapen the sound of your phone. That's one of the reasons why I'm looking to edit the ringtone folder. On Cingular you can use a full song for a ringtone. If this phone has stereo speakers, and can use videos as wallpapers, I'm sure the phone is capable of 192kbps+, full version mp3 ringtones if I wanted.
     
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    Hey I just picked up my new env two days ago and I am having some trouble with the vibrate feature. I can't figure out if there is any way to make the vibrate time shorter when you get a text in vibrate mode. Has anyone else had this problem?
     
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    If anyone needs the data cable / Music Essentials Kit here is the real one that will work with the enV without the cheap headphones - pretty good price considering you are getting the one made/sold by LG/Verizon: (Verizon charges about $30 plus sales tax)


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150074725682
     
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    I have the enV for about a month and really LOVE it. I like the fact that the keyboard is hidden when I want it to be. I had a flip phone before so getting used to the "candy bar" type took a little bit but the sound is good, AWESOME. Now I wish I was "down " with all the ways to get ringtones without buying them from Get it Now
     
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    That is very nice for a camera
     

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