"A great texting phone for the price!"3.5 starson by bnyoung193
Pros: great keyboard, lovely inner screen, the perfect texting phone
Cons: somewhat awkward to hold in the closed position, small amount of storage for texts, TERRIBLE ringtones
Summary: First, I have to say that when this phone was first released it would have gotten an 8 or 9. But, having just bought it, the interface looks dated and it could definitely use a scroll wheel or bud like the newer phones. I imagine it is either being replaced by the Voyager or by an updated version sans touch screen.
That being said, the enV is a great texting phone. Anyone who texts enough to need an unlimited plan will adore the keyboard and the big inner screen. The front of the phone is obviously only for "the basics." I'm pretty sure I had a bigger and nicer screen on my cheap Kyocera phone from 2004. However, it is easy enough to see the name of an incoming caller and it still does the basic things easily. The outside face is simply not where the enV shines.
The inner screen is gorgeous and the camera takes great pictures that can be used as wallpaper. As many have said, the space bar on the keyboard should have been placed in the center. It's got a button dedicated to "e-mail," which I think is weird but some might find it useful. Don't expect anything grand from the calendar or notes section. It has zero cool applications that come loaded. The ringtones that come with the phone are absolutely DREADFUL, so get ready to either shell out $1.99 a pop for your favorite song or use the default ringer.
When talking on the phone it can be hard to hold onto because it is round and stone-smooth. I have to empty my text message inbox daily because it only holds about 50 messages before it starts giving warning messages
Ultimately, this phone is a texting machine first, telephone second, but it does everything reasonably well.