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CTIA Fall 2007

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LG Rumor BlackJack II HTC 5800 LG CU515 RAZR2 Luxury  

Oct 24, 2007, 1:59 PM   by Eric Lin and Eric M. Zeman
updated Oct 26, 2007, 2:45 PM

CTIA offered Phone Scoop the chance to get some hands-on time with a bunch of new phones. In Part 2, handsets from UT Starcom and i-Mate.

It's been quite a while since Sprint's had a true messaging phone - not a smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard - but a phone that's a solid choice for young, hip, text-addicts. The Rumor is can finally fill those long-empty shoes.

The Rumor is much slimmer than past generations of similar phones and has deeply curved edges which add up to a phone with barely any bulk - impressive considering it has a slide out QWERTY keyboard.

The screen is bright and usable, but its small size is a dead giveaway that this is not a high end phone. In fact, the Rumor doesn't even have EV-DO. The numeric keypad on the front has large keys and a good feel that makes it easy to navigate and pound out telephone numbers.

Slide the keyboard open and the Rumor sits comfortably in your hands. The keys feel great and the keyboard itself was one of the best feeling and easiest to use that we've tried in a long time. The only downside is that like the iPhone, there are no punctuation keys. You'll have to hit the alt key every time you want to type a comma or period (or anything else for that matter).

 

LG Rumor

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Other than the keyboard, the Rumor is an extremely basic phone. It has a web browser and a media player that can play files from a memory card, but no advanced multimedia or online features.

Here is a video preview tour of the Rumor:



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Subject Author Date
How much for the Razr V2 Luxury? berrycraig Nov 8, 2007, 11:32 PM
Voyager at CTIA FAUguy Oct 26, 2007, 10:02 PM
Sprint LG Rumor CSIdude42 Oct 28, 2007, 1:44 PM
linux phone? zerok Oct 26, 2007, 11:52 PM
Which Carrier? berrycraig Oct 24, 2007, 8:25 PM
CTIA came late this year eric Lin Oct 26, 2007, 4:29 PM
All of these phones suck... larue26 Oct 26, 2007, 3:01 PM
maybe next year beeferjay Oct 26, 2007, 3:12 PM
 
 
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