Sprint announces the fashionable LG Lotus Elite and Rumor Touch

Sprint announces the fashionable LG Lotus Elite and Rumor Touch
Fashion-cautious users on Sprint will have two reasons to celebrate today, as their carrier has just announced two stylish cell phones, the LG Lotus Elite and LG Rumor Touch. The former will be available in red starting January 10, and in black on February 14, for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a two-year contract. The carrier will reveal the Rumor Touch’s pricing later. It will be available for purchase this quarter, but an exact date has not been provided yet.

The LG Lotus Elite, successor to the square-shaped clamshell with full QWERTY keyboard will keep the specific shape of its predecessor, but will add an external 2.4-inch touchscreen to the deal, which will allow easy viewing of messages and pictures. It will also sport a microSD slot for cards of up to 32GB. Other features remain the same, including 2MP camera and Sprint’s One Click menu.

The LG Rumor Touch is also a successor to a fairly popular handset and it refreshes the series in a similar manner to how the Lotus Elite does it – by adding a touchscreen. The Rumor Touch however will have a significantly larger, 3-inch display with a resolution of 240x400 pixels. Of course, it keeps the side-sliding QWERTY keyboard, but upgrades the camera to 2 megapixels and features support for Sprint's EVDO Rev. 0 network. The phone looks very nice, but as we said, it is still unknown exactly when it will ship.

source: LG

LG Lotus Elite

LG Lotus Elite

LG Rumor Touch

LG Rumor Touch


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16 Comments

1. jamess661

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 12, 2009

cmon man what the hell is this?

7. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

its crap.

2. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

they're two new phones hahaha

3. tempdogg74

Posts: 133; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

I agree with you James. Sprint wtf are the new phones everyone but sprint showed any cool upcoming phones at this year CES. My contract is up in May I been loyal for 13 years and this is all you guys got so far this year two upgraded crappy phones OMG. This might be the year I leave SPRINT. I love the plans and the prices but the lack of phones is killn me.

4. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

Because these aren't Hi tech PDA devices, that doesn't mean they can't be cool phones. You guys need to stop whining... They're suppose to be low end messaging devices.

6. InstinctDemon

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 09, 2009

You can't get the Pre, Hero or Moment, they're Android phones that are going to be upgraded with Android 2.1 soon and the webOS is going to be upgraded soon also.

15. steelrik

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

Haha it makes me laugh that "loyalty" s***t, yeah youre rigth, I been a Mcdonalds customer for 20 years , I want my free year of burgers,lol, just joking. Dear Sprint upset customer you should be patience because probably Sprint its cooking something , maybe by the time that you will leave ,Sprint will bring soemthing good.

16. tempdogg74

Posts: 133; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

yo Steelrik Sprint really does need to step up there game. I think Palm shown today at CES made me a proud owner of the pre but it does make me happy with sprint but it will keep me with them a while longer but contract free.

5. InstinctDemon

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 09, 2009

Me thinks Sprint is focusing on their Network for faster connections and the eBook Reader in order to integrate their wireless data, which I think is brilliant more than anything, why not focus on aesthetically pleasing phones? It seems as though the Anrdoid phenomena early this year making every techie cream their pants for the now, but it pales in comparison to the average joe who are not tech savvy. Just because they're not on the new android phone bandwagon doesn't mean they don't have anything up their sleeves later this year, remember the gadgets of today become obsolete after 6 months! I bought my Instinct S30 last year when it came out and it works for me just fine, and I am sure there will be a new model coming up again this year. Patience is sometimes a virtue!

9. SeaLyon2

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 12, 2009

excuses, excuses...sprint is LAME....& thats from a sprint customer...lame as that event last nite 4 4g overdrive

8. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Stop complaining lol. I dont see anything wrong with either of these phones

10. estarkey7

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

James, I was thinking the same thing. What the hell is this supposed to be? Sprint had the balls to say that this was a must attend event? How can T-mobile and ATT pull off top rated phones, while the only company with a nation wide 4G network has 2 so-so Android devices and an old as hell WM6.5 brick. What the heck is the 4G network for, sending text messages. Verizon may be on my short list...

11. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

i also agree with james those phones are crappy =/

12. jamess661

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 12, 2009

If this is the best they have then they can send them back, come on people this is ces 2010 you dont need to showcase mid level phones here you can launch them at any time. Phones like the hd2 and the google phone are what alot of us are looking for i know there is a market for these devices, but to showcase them here is an insult to the intelligence of some of us here iam sorry. Look at what vzw and t mobile are doing if this is albout competition between carriers then this year might suck for high end sprint users sorry if i offended any one but this is a damn joke.

13. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

Apparently they the HD2 and new google phones didn't get your attention enough since you're spending so much time here...

14. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Ok, trying to be objective. I know there is a market for low end devices, and I also know that these devices are moving forward in tech just like the high end beastly smart phones, but this is CES. I mean, yea we can showcase low end phones, nothing wrong w/ that, but I've got the feeling that these are the only devices Sprint is banging out at this event, which I'm sry to say, sucks a bit for the Sprint crowd. But, remember, this is all in comparison to the news coming out of Vzw, at&t, and related to Tmo [I don't think they had their event yet, but HD2 and Nexus one to Tmo is big enough].

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