Sprint Refreshes the LG Rumor Reflex Messaging Phone
Sprint recently added the LG Rumor Reflex S to its lineup of feature phones. The Rumor Reflex S is a slight update to last year's sideways slider that also includes a touch screen. It features a 3.0-inch WQVGA display, QWERTY keyboard, 2-megapixel camera with camcorder, GPS, and microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB of memory. The Rumor Reflex S is also ecologically friendly, and uses recycled materials in the redesigned outer shell. The device includes an energy efficient charger, and is free of harmful materials. It is available from Sprint's web site for $29.99 with a new two-year contract.
Sprint and Boost Both to Offer LG Rumor Reflex
Sprint today provided more details about the LG Rumor Reflex, which was sighted on Boost Mobile's web site last weekend. This "green" device is the latest from Sprint to target those looking to minimize their ecological footprint.
Boost Offering Unlimited Plan that Will Shrink to $30
Boost Mobile today announced a promotional plan that offers unlimited talk and text for $45 per month. For customers who pay their bill on time, the cost of the plan will eventually shrink to $30 per month over the course of 18 months through Boost Mobile's Shrinkage program.
LG Rumor Reflex Landing at Boost Mobile Soon
Boost Mobile has listed an unannounced phone called the LG Rumor Reflex as "coming soon." The Rumor Reflex, which cost $79.99, is a touch phone with a 3-inch display, GPS, and speakerphone. No other details were provided.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
Boost and Virgin Mobile Selling LG Stylo 3 for $180
Sprint-owned Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA today both kicked off sales of the LG Stylo 3. The device, first announced late last year, features a 5.7-inch 720p display.
Eric's full review!
10 Years old at launch
My only thought is that this will be aimed at tweens and young teens as a first phone. Since it isn't a smartphone, there isn't quite as many ways for them to get into trouble with it.
Not everyone wants or needs a smartphone.