The original Rumor, released 1.5 years ago has a successor that gives the Rumor cooler looks while maintaining its popular side-sliding keyboard. Like the first gen edition, the Rumor 2 is a budget texting phone with a full QWERTY keyboard, sturdy build and basic features. Exclusive to Sprint in the US, the Rumor 2 has a 4 row keyboard with dedicated number row and a QVGA display (both new for the Rumor 2), a music player, 1.3 megapixel camera and microSD card slot. It has 1xRTT for data but not EVDO. Also new is interchangeable backplates for the fashion-conscious, and 2 are included in the box.