Bell to release the LG Eclipse

Ian Hardy

November 14, 2011 12:56pm

Looks like another Android is coming to Bell, not as fancy or high profile as the Galaxy Nexus, but the LG “Eclipse” is targeting the mid-range audience. This should make it to stores later this month and our sources say it was similar to the “Enlighten” that Verizon launched in the States. As for specs, this Android 2.3-powered device has a 3.2-inch touchscreen (320×480), a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 800MHz processor, 3.2MP camera and Wi-Fi. No clue yet on the price points or exact release date.

More soon!
(Thanks tipster!)

  • Jerry

    I would say low end device. I don’t see why people would want to sign a 3 year contract with a phone that will be obsolete in a year.

    • Dave

      Obsolete? As in unusable? Be careful when you throw words like this around. I do agree, however, that a 3-year contract for a phone like this may not be the smartest way to go.

    • Ivan

      Friend of mine got the Atrix free on a 2 year the other day. Checked out the price on and it said $0 for 2 year. Maybe it will be a trend…

    • Alex Perrier

      What he means by “obsolete” is that it has the Android 2.3.x operating system. Of course, any 2.x phone will still be useful, with more features than a “feature” phone. The main problem for me is that, unlike the HTC Status, this LG Eclipse/Enlighten has no front-facing camera. 🙁

  • Tom

    Since this is an obscure model (the Verizon one was CDMA) the chances of this thing getting any updates are about zero.

  • BM

    looks surprisingly similiar to my Dext which is only 550 mhz but no thanks to Bell now runs CYanogenmod 7.1. quite well I might add. WHats with all these budget phones coming out now? kust save up for a month and buy one no-contract. Its silly to sign away 3 years of your life for one of these…

  • jaylen

    Ok, under powered tech at the very least. and just wait for how long its gonna take for it to get ICS.

  • whiteguy

    I swear Bell is the best carrier in Canada. All you others who choose a different carriers are goofs. If you want sick phones and the best rate plans go with Bell.

    All my white dudes and pujab homies agree.

    • Alex Perrier

      Phones should not subsidized, nor be locked or “exclusive” to a carrier, in exchange for lower monthly plans. Mobile products and services should be separate. Sadly, the industry loves annual contracts. This is why service costs a fortune. However, i unlocked the LG Chic to avoid using Bell.

    • Aor

      Nice try, but you have no friends.

  • ToniCipriani

    So basically the Optimus Net with a keyboard…

  • OptiL

    Corrections: screen size is 3.5″ and the processor speed is 1GHz.

  • Lazed

    It’s never a good idea to get an LG phone…