UPDATED Motorola Rival A455 coming soon to Verizon Wireless

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UPDATED Motorola Rival A455 coming soon to Verizon Wireless
Do you remember the images of the Motorola Rival A455 that we showed you back in March and then in early May? If not, here are some new ones that we just received today, showing that it will be available in a silver & black combination and a purple & black combination. The choice of colors and overall styling make it look like it is mostly geared to teens, so it's good to know there's also a sliding QWERTY keyboard for all the text messages they'll be sending out. Other features include a QVGA display, 2MP camera, microSD memory card slot, and a microUSB charging port.  The display is touch sensitive, but appears to be only used for dialing phone numbers.  There's no word yet on pricing, but it's in Verizon's system as with a projected release date of June 10th. With the enV3 out in two days and enV Touch later next week, it will be interesting to see if the Rival lives up to it's name.

Motorola Rival A455 Preliminary Specifications

A friend of ours was able to nail down the final specifications of the Motorola Rival. First off, the screen resolution is 176x220, not QVGA as originally thought, and it is 2.2" in size with 65K color support. The camera is indeed 2MP, the headset jack is 3.5mm, and microSD support is 8GB. The size of the Rival is 3.8"H x 2.0"W x 0.71"D and has a weight of 4.40oz. Release date is set for June 10th.

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1. iammclovin804

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 26, 2009


2. livin4acti0n

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 04, 2009

This is a cute phone. It will only stand a chance if it has a low price though. Im thinking like $49.99. The competition is thick. The new Alias is out, the env3 and touch are on their way, and on top of that look at all of the messaging phones Verizon has already!!!! I think a cute commercial would help it too, sumthing like the "LG Decoy" commercial, with a fun song.

3. rehnhart

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

It will make it a day and then be pulled to the prepaid phone purgatory of big red. Really? Why even bother?

4. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

This phones gonna have a lot of Rivials when it comes out. (pun intended)

5. verizonguy

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 25, 2008

its geared towards teens, and its a cool looking phone, so lay off...not every phone is mr high tech

6. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It is actually pretty cool. I looks like a Chocolate/Rumar hybrid phone.

7. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Looks like if the Glyde and the Rizr had an ugly baby.

8. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

its ugly i like my alias 2 better than this phone. i think this is going to be the next big mistake for verizon

9. coasterfanryan

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 05, 2008

I'm really liking it

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i think it's a great looking phone.

11. KingOfPhones

Posts: 41; Member since: May 04, 2008

jeeez tough crowd. I think it looks pretty cool. I personally like the form of a slide out keyboard. I hope that Samsung comes out with a new Glyde that has the same factor but is actually good. I would by it.

12. metalpoet unregistered

i think this phone looks awesome and its a great concept and im really happy that verizon is actually having a side slider phone that may actually work compared that dumb samsung glide!

13. mehcreature

Posts: 3; Member since: May 27, 2009

I heard this phone is going for 99.99 with 2 year contract

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