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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  

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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About the author, Eric Lin and Eric M. Zeman:

Eric has been covering the mobile telecommunications industry for 17 years at various print and online publications. He studied at Rutgers Newark and University of Kentucky, and has a degree in writing. He likes playing guitar, attending concerts, listening to music, and driving sports cars.


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Nov 8, 2007, 11:32 PM

How much for the Razr V2 Luxury?

The subject states my question.

Thanks, Berry Craig 🙂

Oct 26, 2007, 10:02 PM

Voyager at CTIA

Are you going to post any new info about the LG Voyager VX10000?
People are wanting to know some specs of the phone, such as H, W, D, weight, battery mAh, display size, etc.
H:4.64" W:2.12" D:.71"
Standard mAH:950 mAH
Extended mAH:1,500 mAH
Display Size: 2.81" External Display and Internal Display size

Oct 28, 2007, 1:44 PM

Sprint LG Rumor

Wow, Im looking forward to this. I plan to get it for my birthday. I was wondering if anyone had it yet? I was just wondering if you could post anything that is extra nice about the phone. And also, are you guys at PhoneScoop.com going to do a reveiw on the phone? But it does look like a solid texting phone and thats why I look forward to getting it.

Oct 26, 2007, 11:52 PM

linux phone?

was there a showing from FIC on their NEO1973 linux pda phone? also is there any other linux based smart phones coming to the CDMA networks, in particular sprint?

Oct 24, 2007, 8:25 PM

Which Carrier?

Does anyone know if this phone will be picked up by a carrier? If not do you know how much it will cost and if it will work on the AT&T/Cingular network?

Thanks, Berry Frankin Craig IV 🙂
Which phone exactly are you inquiring about?
berrycraig said:
Does anyone know if this phone ...

Which one? 😕
eric Lin

Oct 26, 2007, 4:29 PM

CTIA came late this year

remember, CTIA came so late this year that carriers could really announce any of their holiday hotness. they wanted to tease you back in the beginning of october, not at that end of it. so it's true, there weren't really any jaw dropping phones announced here, but there have already been some, and were told that there will be some more later in the holiday season and then through CES in January.
It sure did. This is the most disappointing CTIA I can remember. Talk about a snooze-fest.

Oct 26, 2007, 3:01 PM

All of these phones suck...

Case and point this looks like CTIA Fall 2004! Big clunky phones. Wow!
I agree!

Yuck. When are we going to see a real technology advancement?


Oct 26, 2007, 3:12 PM

maybe next year

Maybe next year we can hope to see some phones that make us want spend money.

i would love to see some hones that are distinguished from the pack, phones that have innovative and worthwhile features.
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