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LG and Sprint unveil Rumor2 cell phone for the masses

Snapshot by Brian James Kirk on Thursday March 12, 2009.

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Sprint and LG Electronics have announced the LG Rumor2, the successor to the LG Rumor slider phone. The Rumor2 features a full-QWERTY sliding keyboard which has added a row of keys, making typing easier, when compared to its predecessor. The Rumor2 has been upgraded with a QVGA display and a removable backplate so users can customize their device. It includes the same 1.3 megapixel camera technology as the first Rumor. For the most part, the phone is very similar to its predecessor and at 4.4-inches tall, the Rumor is slightly larger than the first LG Rumor model.

The Rumor2 comes preloaded with Sprint Navigation, which provides GPS navigation for voice guided turn-by-turn directions. The Rumor2 has a microSD card slot for up to 16gb of storage, and supports stereo Bluetooth so users can bring their music collection along with them and listen wirelessly. Sprint Mobile Email will provide Rumor2 users with access to Microsoft Exchange Server and IBM Lotus Notes, along with web-based email services AOL, GMail, Windows Live, Hotmail, and Yahoo! Mail.

The LG Rumor2 will cost $49.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $50 mail-in rebate. It will be available online or by phone on March 15 in black titanium and March 29 in vibrant blue. The LG Rumor2 will appear in stores on April 19.

Specifications for the LG Rumor2
Band CDMA 800/1900MHz
Data 1xRTT
Size 112mm x 51mm x 18mm (4.4in x 2.0in x 0.7in)
Weight 119g (4.2oz)
Battery Standard LiIon battery
Battery Life Standby time not specified
Estimated 5.5 hours talk time
Main Display 2-inch QVGA (240 x 320 pixels)
Camera 1.3 megapixel
Messaging SMS/MMS/IM
Email Sprint Mobile Email and Web-based
Bluetooth Yes
Memory microSD card slot
Availability March 15: Black Titanium; March 29: Vibrant Blue. In stores April 19.
Other Sprint Navigation, 2.5mm audio jack


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Brian James Kirk
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