Sprint launched Highnote, Lotus and Rant

Sprint launched Highnote, Lotus and Rant
Sprint has recently added three more phones to its portfolio, Samsung's Highnote and Rant along with LG's Lotus. All of the new devices will support Sprint's new One Click UI which allows the user to customize the phone according to their preference.

The Highnote, like the N95 and the F400, is a two-way sliding handset. One slide reveals the keypad while the other uncovers the stereo speakers. Equipped with a 2-megapixel camera and supporting EV-DO, the phone is capable of stereo BT profile, which in return is complimented by holding a microSD of up to 16GB in memory. The scroll wheel can also be used as a traditional directional pad, which is similar to Samsung's BlackJack II that was released for AT&T a while back.

The Rant is a slider as well. It is similar to the LG Rumor in its form factor, as both have side-sliding QWERTY keyboards. The device has been designed for heavy texting, emails and/or IM. Other than the form factor, the Rant and the Highnote are similar in having the same capacity of supporting a 16GB microSD card, a 2-megapixel camera and the stereo BT profile.

The LG Lotus, which also has a QWERTY keypad, is a clamshell phone aimed at the fashion sensitive audience. Having a totally different form factor than the other two phones, the Lotus, too, has features that are similar to that of the Rant and Highnote. The LG Lotus is also fitted with a 2-megapixel camera and stereo BT profile but lacks the 16GB support for the microSD card slot. Instead, it can hold up to a 12GB memory card.

All three new phones along with the new UI, support EV-DO and are aimed to support Sprint's Simply Everything plan.

The Highnote is available for $99.99 after a 2-year contract and comes in red or blue. Priced at $49.99 with a 2-year contract, The Rant comes in red or black, and a purple version is available exclusively at Best Buy.The Lotus comes in satin black or a textured purple and can be purchased for $149.99 after a 2-year contract.

source: Sprint



1. unregistered

eww...that lotus looks nasty

2. unregistered

The Lotus is a lot better looking in person and the Rant actually is pretty disappointing. The guy at the store also showed me that you can open up PDF, Word, Excel and Powerpoint files on the Lotus and it has support for Exchange server!

3. unregistered

Lotus is ugly as hell. The Rant is the same price as the rumor...that is a good deal for a new phone.

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I'll tell ya what, the Rant blows the Rumour away. They look similar, but the Rant not only has EVDO, but it is built MUCH more solidly and has a better keyboard. If you handle both phones, you'll see what I mean. As far as the Lotus goes, it's actually a lot nicer than it comes across in pictures. Not that I would ever own the thing, but it's actually a cool little device. It's gonna be a big hit with the ladies.

7. RUMOR WOMAN unregistered

my rumor will kick ur rant's ass

5. unregistered

the rant is sexy

6. unregistered

the rant is better than the rumor because it is lighter and the battery life is longer i have got mine and i love I had alot of time on my hands

8. unregistered

The highnote is pretty amazing. Bought one 3 weeks ago and it is a really good phone. Samsung phones are the best. The rumor sucks Rant is alot better

9. unregistered

i saw the rant in person and it is so cool. wayyy better then the rumor and evryone has the rumor! the lotus is ugly

10. STRANGER unregistered

the rant rocks rumors suck ass

11. unregistered

the rant is better than the rumor

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