Yesterday LG Electronics announced the availability of their new phone titled “Rumor” for Sprint customers. The LG Rumor sports a full QWERTY keyboard, email access, and instant messaging services (AIM, MSN, & Yahoo!). The phone also boasts access to social news websites such as Facebook. The unit is available in white with silver or black with blue.
“We are excited to introduce Rumor by LG because it is great-looking, easy-to-use and very affordable,” said Danny Bowman, Sprint VP of Product Development
The LG Rumor will also support Sprint’s new messaging services which allows sending texts to landlines phones. (recipient hears the text in audio) Other neat features include a built-in fully functioning GPS navigation system with on screen turn-by-turn directions. As for now standard features it includes a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, microSD (4GB), MP3 player, and access to Sprint’s music store.
The Rumor by LG will be available later this month for $79.99 after a 2-year-contract and a $50 mail-in rebate. It’s going to be interesting to see how this stands up to LG’s enV which we reviewed last year. LG is also releasing an iPhone competitor, the Voyager, which is being launched on Verizon’s network and will be easily over double the price of the Rumor. We’ll try to get a hold of one of these so check back!
Links: LG Rumor FactSheet | Sprint.com
Related: Sprint LG Muziq (Review)
Well I got this phone yesterdayand it rocks. I love the fact it is simple and nice looking to boot. I also love the fact it does not have the bells and whistles t others have, it does what a phone is suppose to do. I love it. I was a avid flip phome person and I was a little leary about getting the rumor and now I am glad, like I said it rocks. The only thing I do not like and it is very basic, is that I can not put a strap on it and that I can not find a decent case for it, other than that it is a great phone. IT ROCKS.
Glad you like it. I feel it was a pretty good move for sprint to launch this phone since its got a full QWERTY for people who like to text, it is very affordable, and to top that it’s pretty simple. As long as it isn’t buggy and does what it claims to do (easily), it will probably sell quite well.
this phone has AIM correct? If so can you hold your entire buddy list or just 30 of them. I know this is a stupid question but I would just like to find this out. Thanks
I believe it uses the standard JME application which you download from the Sprint store. (which is usually limited to 30 contacts) But I don’t know if they implemented a new application specifically for this phone. It is possible that they may have changed it since its oriented to be a chatting phone.
omg. I love this phone. I`ve been fantasizing about this phone forever. So happy; i get it for christmas:]
yeah… this phone basically rocks! i am using it right now. i love that u dont have to buy AIM i love that u dont have to pay 25 dollars for internet and i love its not a flip phone.. i broke my razor and i got this one and its much better its pretty amazing
i really want this phone it seems so cool
i really want ths phone really bad i have a razor but i want something new and this seems it but sprint only has it in black and i want the white one does anyone know where i can get a white one
Man this phone is the best I have ever had
Glad you like it! Post your experience with it when you have a chance.
The store you went to might have been out of stock, you can always order your phone through http://www.Sprint.com or over the phone. They DO have both the black/blue phone and the silver/white!
I have this phone for a little over a month now and I still think this phone rocks. Reception is much better than ever. It is so easy to use. This is the best phone I ever had. It is smaller and lighter than any other qwerty phone I have seen. This is just a great phone. Again the only thing is I can not find a decent case for it. I found something but it is not what I really want, I will use until I find something. I am not a flip phone lover anymore. I love this. Buy it. With Sprint you have 30 days to change your mind and you will not. It rocks.
ahh i really want this phone in white. and i checked sprint.com but it’s out of stock online too. does that mean it’s out of stock everywhere? please helpp!
I have a Katana 2 it looks like a razor but i pretty sure im gonna get it. It looks so cool. I looked at it at a sprint booth. Im so onna get it since i heard your comments. Just wanted to say thanks! Bye
i reallly want this fone and all its just dat i have no clue where to get it and my dad has driven me to most of the stores but they dont have it DARNET! i have a katana and im really in the mode for a key board fone kuz the katana is hard to txt w/!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
do you know what the orange button is that has a – sign on it?!?!?!?!?
yah i have this phone its quite amazing and so easy to use, the orange button is sorta like the shift button on a regular keyboard, it allows you to use the smaller symbol located on the key as well.
omg i am gonna get this fone soon, after i heard the comments it got me soo excited… now that my dad heard these, he is glad i am getting it tooo
i really really want this phone now!! :]
i have a white katana and i love it!! but i want a different one now..
but yeah i really want this phone after i saw all these comments!! :)
BUT! does anyone now if you can have two phones but then same number same plan and everything like they both get the same text messages and the same calls cuz my friend does that but she has a different plan..?
i finalllyy got the white rumorr!! its really niceee and it has everything you need and want i would recommend it to anybodyy
if the orange button is a shift button then what is the shift and hwo do u get it to change to numbers??
hey waz up…..well i really want this phone cuz it seems pretty cool……my dad is guna get it for me!!!!hopefully
im so excited about this phone, only problem is, they sent me black and i wanted white. im kinda bummed about it and now i have to send it back and wait even longer for it. i think sprint costumer service stinks btw, 2 hours on the phone with them…
ii just bought the rumor in black bout a week && a half ago! ii l0ve it t0 death.. ii used to have the piink katana..its a good fone to0 buh i’m all about internet&& texting && aim so0 ii needed a better f0ne thats f0 that kinda stuff!! great f0ne = ]
&& ii really lyke sprint.. there getting better!! = ]
this fone is so cool!! it has so much stuff on it! i might get it i am so excited!!! it has so much stuff. normally i dont like sprint phones but this one is an expetion! woohoo go rumors!!
i love ur phone it the bomb i just cant find how much it is but i heard its a great price !=]