UPDATED: LG messaging sliders for Sprint and Verizon shown at CTIA
The show hasn't officially started yet, but we already see LG's show stoppers giving publicity to some of the manufacturer's upcoming texting phones. What we spotted on LG's Flickr page are images of two unannounced handsets - one for Verizon and one for Sprint. Last week we exclusively showed you the one for Verizon, called the LG Cosmos VN250 - a Rumor-like device sporting both a side-sliding QWERTY and a traditional num pad on the front. Check here for more detailed info about it.
LG Cosmos VN250 Preliminary Specifications
As seen on the images, the Sprint phone is a vertical QWERTY slider, similar in shape to the Samsung Reclaim. No other information is available about it as of now, but we hope all will become clear pretty soon, maybe even tomorrow.
UPDATE: LG has posted some more info, going that the Sprint phone is called the LG Remarq LN240 and similarly to the Reclaim is made of eco-friendly materials.
UPDATE 2: And now Sprint has taken the time to officially introduce the handset, providing more details and specs. The LG Remarq will be available for purchase starting May 9, for free with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. For those eager to get eco-friendly with the Remarq - you can pre-order it right away. On the specs side of things, the LG Remarq LN240 will pack a 1.3MP camera. Stereo Bluetooth and microSDHC slot. Sprint says that the Remarq is 87% recyclable, it's packaging is fully recyclable and its charger is energy efficient. Also, do not expect to find a manual in the box, as it will be available online.
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1. scottmbolt (unregistered)
The one on the left resembles that Black Berry slider what was seen on these news pages about a week back. The one one the right resembles a horse (no, not the phone).
2. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)
Wonder if the Sprint one will be eco-friendly like the Reclaim.
7. tiolawa (Posts: 115; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
If they do hope they do not make it as cheaply. The Samsung Reclaim although a great idea was a piece of junk!!! The form factor sucked, the call quality sucked and was poorly put together. If LG goes the environmentally friendly rout I hope they learn from Samsung's mistakes and make a good quality phone that is environmentally friendly.
3. icesick06 (Posts: 29; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)
The one on the left almost resembles the old Verizon txt8010 or "Blitz". Anyone else see the resemblance?
4. hcbarclay (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
Why do they even come out with phone like that? Who is buying those phones anyway? and as for the two chicks...i would give them the business but then never call them again...LOL! Monday Morning Anarchy!!!!!! I need to be wowed when a new phone is released and this is just boring...
5. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)
There is a market for these phones, I see the EnV's, Rumors, Rants, Exclaims and Xenons more than smartphones
8. scottmbolt (unregistered)
Its simple. Teenage girls. All they do is text.
10. sprntfanboi02 (Posts: 41; Member since: 25 Jun 2009)
yeah they are right "hcbarclay" how about next time you post something actually know what your talking about
6. sniperace (Posts: 95; Member since: 20 Aug 2009)
LG has a tone of great phones out there and sprint seems more than happy with getting the left over trash. "Look it's the LG Reclaim"....at least they did a great job with the up coming HTC Super Sonic.
9. poe1222 (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Dec 2008)
there is a serious market out there for basic text phones. so many percieved "good", "cool" phones have data on them and there are customers who just cant afford it. vzw needs more basic phones. as do other carriers so i am cool with this
11. Christine (unregistered)
I dropped Sprint, their customer service is horrendous. They take care of new customers better than ones that have been customers for over ten years.