Sprint announces the keypad/keyboard hybrid LG Rumor slider

According to leaked info, Sprint was set to launch the LG Rumor for CDMA duty this quarter. Well, Sprint’s gone ahead and officially announced the LG Rumor today, and it looks like the LG Rumor is going to hit Sprint networks on November 4 – in your choice of White or Black (with a cool blue keyboard).

Sprint’s looking to bring the keypad/keyboard hybrid design that we love so much on the HTC Libra S720 to the lower-end market. The LG Rumor is all about mobile messaging. There’s that convenient keypad on below the display, and slide the screen to the left and you’ll find a vertically-oriented QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard gives the user convenient access to Facebook (or any other social network) profiles and text messages. And, owing to its messaging prowess, the LG Rumor automatically brings up the text messaging screen when you slide open the QWERTY keyboard.

LG Rumor coming to Sprint on November 4

But that’s not all. The LG Rumor packs a 1.3 megapixel camera with video capture, Bluetooth, MP3 player, microSD card slot, and SprintPCS Picture Mail. Measuring 4.3″ x 2.0″ x 0.7″ and registering 4.13 ounces on the scale, the LG Rumor is small-ish enough to make it a perfect fit for pockets and purses everywhere. If text messaging and keeping tabs on your social network with a QWERTY keyboard is your thing, you might want to start saving up $79.99 (with two-year contract and $50 rebate) for the November 4 launch.

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  • gasile treble

    :!: :?: i love the rumor it is so cool all my friends want one

  • levi

    i saw it in the store and i ordered it online, cant wait till it arrives :mrgreen: :neutral: :twisted: :arrow: :shock: :smile: :???: :cool: :evil: :grin: :idea: :oops: :razz: :roll: :wink: :cry: :eek: :lol: :mad: :sad: :!: :?:

  • cory

    i was using it for like 30 min at the sprint store, i had a REALLY expensive phone for like a year and i really want this because i lost my other one :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :roll: :roll: :roll: :slap:

  • kimberly

    i bought this phone for my 10 year old kid and it is way to awesome, its so user friendly and the keyboard rocks. i want one for myself. :razz:

  • Acadia

    i so want this phone it is so cool i think I will get it soon cant wait :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :smile: :smile: :grin: :grin: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • bob

    is it out in stores now? :?:

  • MaYA

    :oops: :wink: :lol: :sad: :!: :evil: :shock: :neutral: i WaNt ThIS PhOnE MA Bf HAs It BuT HE WonT BuY It 4 ME =*(

  • antonello

    don’t fock me

  • Dillon

    I want this fone so bad!! Im about 2 get it!! I have 2 work 4 it though and im 14 and LAZY :evil: lol Im probably gna get 1 4 my gf also!! :mrgreen:

  • Sarah

    I want this phone so bad but I’m only allowed to have Virgin Mobile phones, I know they came out with this for Virgin Mobile in Canada, does anyone know if it will be released for Virgin Mobile USA anytime soon?

  • courtney

    i hate this phone. my keyboard/keypad is broken. the volume/camera buttons on the side wont work either. any solutions? please comment.

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