LG Octane takes over in PhoneDog's "Top Messaging Phones" listSydney Myers - Teen Lifestyle Editor
There have been several changes in Verizon's line-up lately - the enV Touch was suddenly taken down from the site, then put back up and made available as only "Certified Pre-Owned" along with the enV3 - and now the Samsung Reality is gone from the featurephone list. Who knows what this means as to the future of any rumored device(s) (*ahem* enV Pro *ahem*), but for now, it means that we at PhoneDog need to update our "Best Messaging Phones" list for Verizon. Lucky for us, we had just the phone to take over the number one spot - the LG Octane. At first glance, yes, it looks like an enV4. It pretty much is an enV4, just with a different name. It features the same clamshell design, the same great physical keyboard that we've all grown to love, and the same superb 3.2 MP camera with autofocus and a flash. The only thing that keeps this phone from being perfect is the 2.5mm headphone jack and its lack of a touchscreen.
We've also added the Nokia Twist to the list for the first time. It may not be the best messaging phone ever, but it's a solid device with a fashionable form factor. It's a shame that Verizon stopped selling their three best messaging phones, but we feel confident that the Octane is the just the phone to keep Verizon's messaging phone lineup top-notch.
Check out the updated list below. What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments!