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Sprint releases cheap, full-feature phone

We never thought we’d see the day: A phone with a full keyboard and decent-sized screen for under $100. But LG has developed one, and Sprint has picked it up. It’s the Rumor by LG, and we think it’s going to sell like hotcakes. It’s basically the Sidekick Lite…only a whole boatload cheaper. And if there’s one thing we like in the telecom industry, it’s cheap phones. Yeah, it’ll cost you a two-year contract, but what won’t these days?

With your mobile web subscription, you’ll get access to AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger. Plus you get e-mail through Sprint’s own mobile e-mail service, plus easy access to Yahoo, AOL, Gmail, and MSN mail.

Additionally, Sprint will offer messaging options on the Rumor that go beyond text. Voice SMS, for example, will allow a subscriber record a voice message on the Rumor and send it to any mobile phone, e-mail address, or landline phone like a text message. With Sprint’s text-to-landline service, subscribers can send a text message to a landline phone and it will be converted to a voice message.

So basically this is a messaging haven. It’s going to go over real well with the kids, though that’s not necessarily a good thing. They already don’t pay attention enough in school, and adding a phone like this will only make their text messaging habits worse.

It has all the other basics of a modern phone: 1.3 MP camera, Bluetooh, MP3, GPS, and microSD expandable memory. This leaves us wondering why it’s under $100? We think we’re totally in for this.

[Information Week]

7 Responses

  1. ronald Says

    yea i think they need to make better prepaid full keyboard cell phones

    Posted on January 24th, 2009 at 6:05 pm
  2. catherine Says

    i think this is a awsome cell phone!!! is it prepaid????

    Posted on March 4th, 2009 at 10:25 am
  3. Cody Says

    iv got a prepaid but they need to make better ones cuz iv got the sony Ericsson 350a and its a pretty good phone if you like music.

    Posted on April 4th, 2009 at 2:51 pm
  4. lacey Says

    so how much is it????

    Posted on June 14th, 2009 at 5:52 pm
  5. Payton Says

    I think its a nice phone but how much is it????

    Posted on July 10th, 2009 at 11:48 am
  6. Madison Says

    This website is awesome

    Posted on October 19th, 2009 at 5:13 pm
  7. micayla Says

    i like the phone but how much is it?

    Posted on March 16th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

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