LG Scoop was showcased as one of the “new” phones coming to Alltel. In reality, it is not a new device but a variant of the popular Rumor, which Sprint offers. It has the same hardware but runs on software, which gives it a more modern look. We also like the combination of Orange and grey colors for the housing, more than the Black/Blue and White/Grey for Sprint. As the Rumor, the Scoop is a low-cost messaging phone with side-sliding QWERTY keyboard.

In similar manner, the AX565 for Alltel is a variant of what have been available for months as the MUZIQ with Sprint. It is mid-level music-centric phone with dedicated buttons on the front shell, below the external display. It also has the FM transmitter feature which was initially implemented in the Fusic and then in the Muziq.

The AT&T Shine will also be available in two new color variants: Red and Black, both of which will be limited editions.

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