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LG Rumor 2 goes official with Sprint

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LG Rumor 2 goes official with Sprint
Good news for the young socializers! The successor of the affordable LG Rumor has just been officially announced by Sprint and LG Electronics. Not that we didn’t suspect this was going to happen anytime soon (and you know that we enjoy speculating), but getting info straight from the horse’s mouth has always been a different thing. In a press-release today, the companies have thrown light over the much-anticipated LG Rumor 2. Of course, the new device stays true to the idea of its predecessor by featuring a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard in order to satisfy all kinds of messaging and socializing needs. However, it has been upgraded with an additional row, allowing for handier and faster text input. The display has also gone through some changes and now sports the more up-to-date QVGA resolution. The new Rumor will be also equipped with stereo Bluetooth and a 1.3-megapixel camera.

At first, the LG Rumor 2 will be launched on March 15,  available at Sprint’s online store and 1-800-Sprint1 in a Black Titanium color solution. Starting March 29, the Vibrant Blue version will be also added for sale and finally, the new texter will hit all Sprint retail stores on April 19. The price of the Rumor 2 is established firmly at $49.99 with a new two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.

LG Rumor 2 Preliminary Specifications

source: Sprint

*UPDATE* It seems that Alltel offer it today as the LG Banter.

LG Rumor 2 goes official with Sprint
LG Rumor 2 goes official with Sprint

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. Bored_Shitless (Posts: 19; Member since: 16 Jan 2009)

Shoulda upgraded to a 2.0mp camera and added ev-do. Hell the lack of ev-do is what prevented me from getting the first one.

posted on 12 Mar 2009, 10:10

2. VDubb (Posts: 49; Member since: 04 Dec 2008)

Agreed. Why would anyone pick this up over the Rant for the same price?

posted on 12 Mar 2009, 11:23

3. phoneguy (Posts: 193; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)

no one click interface, to help avoind internet usage on the phone since one click is so web intensive. Good for heavy texting kids whose parents dont want their kids to go on the internet...... OR who knows

posted on 13 Mar 2009, 09:20

6. doomgen108 (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Mar 2009)

Actually thiis phone probably does have One-Click. If you look at the text-thread on the black/silver pic, it is almost identical to the threading on the Lotus. The real bad news is that if it does in fact have "One-Click", it will not support third party downloads like myxer or zedge. BOOO

posted on 13 Mar 2009, 12:10

8. xolilqt211 (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Mar 2009)

it does not in fact have the one click

posted on 12 Mar 2009, 12:12

4. Kellyman (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Mar 2009)

Except that Alltel launched it in their retail locations TODAY. Its called the LG Banter there.

posted on 12 Mar 2009, 13:30

5. phoneguy (Posts: 193; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)

Except what?

posted on 13 Mar 2009, 10:33

7. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)

All this does is refresh the design, nothing was added or enhanced on this

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