LG Rumor 2 goes official with Sprint

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.

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1. Bored_Shitless

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 16, 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.

2. VDubb

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 04, 2008

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

3. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 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

6. doomgen108

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 13, 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

8. xolilqt211

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 13, 2009

it does not in fact have the one click

4. Kellyman

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 12, 2009

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

5. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

Except what?

7. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

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

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