The latest report from PhoneNews suggests that we can expect LG Enlighten to be added to Straight Talk as the second Verizon-powered Android smartphone. LG Enlighten is entry-level Android handset perfect for messaging since it features full physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
Not so long ago, running Gingerbread meant that the phone was mid to higher-end phone but now that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich becomes the part of prepaid offer, Gingerbread is a minimum. In addition to full physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard and Android 2.3 platform, Straight Talk LG Enlighten comes with an 800MHz processor, a 3.5-inch touchscreen, a 3-megapixel camera with video capture, Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi connectivity, multitasking and more.
Another Straight Talk’s Verizon-powered smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Proclaim, is quite similar handset with LG Enlighten specs-wise but with the faster 1GHz processor. It uses Swype as input method, which might be advantage for some, but for many users LG Enlighten might just be what they need for easy messaging with its slide-out keyboard.
Since there is no any hint on the phone’s price, it should costs less than Proclaim, which is available for $179.99. Regarding the time when LG Enlighten is expected to be added to Straight Talk’s lineup, it seems it will happen in the next few weeks. We’ll wait for confirmation or just its showing up on the Straight Talk’s website as it was with the previous handsets.