LG Enact Android slider keeps Verizon in the QWERTY business

Aug 22, 2013
LG Enact Android slider keeps Verizon in the QWERTY business

It's not as if the LG Enact was the last device on the planet to offer a full physical keyboard with Android software - though the most recent entry with Verizon was the BlackBerry Q10. This LG device brings a sliding front panel that reveals a full QWERTY keyboard much in the same way that the Motorola DROID 4 did back in February of 2012. There's also a near-identical device by the name of LG Mach that was released earlier this year - not that you'd need to know that if you're sticking with Verizon.

This device works with many of the LG-made software innovations that've appeared on higher-end Android devices from the manufacturer over the past several months. You'll be working with QSlide 2.0, meaning you can have two apps open at once, and QuickMemo - a note-taking service that also works over screenshots. LG has also added what's called Q Translator, able to use this device's camera to scan and translate text in 44 different languages.

On its back, the LG Enact works with a 5 megapixel camera able to record 1080p HD video, while a front-facing VGA camera works with LG's "Cheese Shutter" - saying, "Cheese" takes a photo. You've got other software features for the camera added by LG like HDR, Panorama, VR Panorama, Beauty Shot, and Continuous Shot.

Up front the LG Enact features a 4-inch WVGA display at 800 x 400 pixels with a Corning Gorilla Glass pane to protect it. The slide-out keyboard features 5 rows of keys and dedicated keys for Google Search as well as Write & Share. Inside you'll find a 2460mAh battery that should easily keep your usage time up to a full day.

This device is launching with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus dual-core processor at 1.2GHz clock speed and you'll be rolling with 8GB of internal storage. There is a microSD card slot - if you're worried about the tiny built-in storage - that you can use to expand your space by another 64GB. LG Enact is available starting this week for $19.99 USD on a two-year contract.

VIA: Verizon

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