According to reports, LG plans to release two new handsets for Verizon Wireless in the coming months.
The first is the VX9100, a replacement for the VX9900 enV. It has a more streamline and thinner design, since the "camera hump" has been removed, and a redesigned front keypad with an Up & Down arrow keys instead of the standard 5 way navigational d-pad. The phone still features a small display on the outside, and on the inside there is a QWERTY keyboard, a standard QVGA display and stereo speakers. Other features include a 2Mpix camera, microSD slot, and microUSB port.
The second handset is the VX8610, which will most likely replace the VX8550 Chocolate. Touch sensitive keys were replaced with 4 standard navigation buttons surrounding a new Blackberry-like trackball d-pad. The main point of attraction here is the included Bluetooth headset incorporated within the phone's body. Other features are similar to the abovementioned model.
Both LG VX9100 and VX8610 should be released sometime in Q2 2008.