Sprint and LG Mobile today announced the upcoming availability of the fashionable LG Lotus Elite and LG Rumor Touch, successors to the popular LG Lotus and LG Rumor. The red LG Lotus Elite will be available Jan. 10, in all Sprint retail channels including www.sprint.com and 1-800-Sprint1 for $99.99 with a new two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate. LG Lotus Elite will be available in black on Feb. 14.
LG Rumor Touch will be available in the first quarter; pricing and availability will be announced at a later date. Beginning today, customers can pre-register for LG Rumor Touch at www.sprint.com/lgstyle
More about the new LG phones:
LG Lotus Elite:
LG Lotus Elite features several enhancements, including dual 2.4-inch QVGA screens, expandable MicroSD supporting up to 32GB memory card and dedicated shortcut keys for social networking, email and text.
LG Lotus Elite includes all the popular features of LG Lotus including:
* Sprint TV with an extensive selection of live and on-demand programming, including Sprint Exclusive Entertainment (SEE), the industry?s only made-for-mobile sports and entertainment video programming network * Sprint Music StoreSM, allowing users to wirelessly download full-length songs directly to their phone for just 99 cents each * More than a dozen streaming-radio applications, including Sprint Radio with more than 150 channels * 2MP Camera/Camcorder * Music Player with External Controls and microSD memory slot supporting up to 32GB * Background music mode allowing the user to play music while text messaging, playing games or surfing the Internet
* Sprint Navigation with GPS-enabled audio and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, one-click traffic rerouting and more than 10 million local listings * Full QWERTY keyboard for easy texting and email * Dedicated shortcut keys for social networking, email and text * Advanced Stereo Bluetooth * Video, picture and text messaging * Built-in productivity tools including an alarm clock, calculator, calendar, document viewer, notepad, world clock, Ez tip calculator, unit converter * Access to corporate email, schedule and contact information as well as consumer (POP3) email including AOL, Gmail and Yahoo! * Wireless Backup to restore contact information if the device is lost, stolen or damaged
o Two color options: red and black o Dimensions: 3.4? x 2.4? x 0.7?, 4.8 oz. o Internal Display: 2.4? TFT (320 x 240 and 262K Colors) o External Display: 2.4? TFT (320 x240 and 262K Colors) o Standard Battery: 1000 mAh, up to 5.9 Hours talk time
LG Rumor Touch:
The LG Rumor series first launched in 2007 with the release of LG Rumor, a full QWERTY keyboard device that soon became one of Sprint's most popular messaging devices. LG Rumor Touch will give consumers the latest in touchscreen technology to keep them in touch while on-the-go.
The feature-rich LG Rumor Touch boasts a large 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen, 2 megapixel camera and camcorder, MicroSD card slot supporting up to 32GB, Google Search and 3G data capabilities operating on Sprint's EVDO Rev. 0 network - keeping customers in the middle of the action with instant access to update their Facebook status, upload a picture to Photobucket or find the coolest hangout with its built-in GPS.
LG Rumor Touch also offers access to Sprint Navigation, Sprint TV, Sprint Music and Sprint Mobile Email with personal and corporate calendar features. LG Rumor Touch will be available in blue in the first quarter, with more color options coming later in the year.
* Sprint TV with live TV and video-on-demand with full-motion video and vivid sound * Sprint Music StoreSM, allowing users to wirelessly download full-length songs directly to their phone for just 99 cents each * Stereo Headset Jack allowing users to listen to music in stereo when using a 3.5mm stereo headset * 2MP camera and camcorder with 2x digital zoom * MicroSD memory card slot with 32GB card capability * NFL Mobile Live providing live audio broadcasts of every regular season game and watch the live broadcasts of all NFL Network games. Get real-time red zone alerts, scores, stats, live NFL Network 24/7 and more. Manage your fantasy football team like a pro with up-to-the-minute insights, analysis, stats and alerts
* 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen * 3G capabilities operating on Sprint?s Mobile Network (EVDO Rev 0) * Sprint Navigation with GPS-enabled audio and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, one-click traffic rerouting and more than 10 million local listings * Mobile email with easy, one touch access to all your personal and work email including AOL, Gmail, Windows Live, Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail. * Instant Messaging & SMS threaded text messaging * Full 5 line QWERTY keyboard for enhanced messaging and social networking * Sprint Picture and Video Sharing making it easy to send full-color digital pics and video clips to wireless phones? on any network or e-mail addresses, personalize picture and video mail with text and voice notes, create Picture Groups to easily share pics and videos with multiple friends and family members simultaneously or upload, share and store pictures with Photobucket, Facebook, MySpace & upload videos to YouTube.
* Dimensions: 4.2 x 2.2 x 0.6 inches; 4.7 ounces * Display: 1.53 x 2.55 inches TFT (240 x 400 pixels WQVGA and 262K vibrant colors) * Standard Lithium (LiIon) Polymer battery: up to 7 hours continuous talk time