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LG and Virgin Mobile launch the LG Rumor2
Posted: 01-Sep-2009 [Source: LG]

[LG Rumor 2 through Virgin Mobile USA retail outlets is available without an annual contract and is equiped with a slide-out QWERTY keypad, GPS, 1.3 MP camera, and the Opera Mini browser.]

Warren, NJ and San Diego, CA -- Virgin Mobile USA and LG Mobile Phones has launched LG Rumor2™, adding a new sleekly modern-designed handset to its line-up of stylish, quick messaging and affordable phones for the socially savvy and contract commitment-phone users. The new and improved Rumor2 will retail at $129.99 and is available exclusively at Radio Shack beginning in September. By October, the popular phone will be available at Best Buy, Target and Wal-Mart as well.

"We are bringing an iconic, proven messaging device into the prepaid space to complement our industry-leading messaging offers, giving customers a package deal of value and handset desirability just in time for holidays," said Bob Stohrer, Chief Marketing Officer, Virgin Mobile USA.

Keep Connected with Rumor2:

The phone is equipped with a sleek, slide-out full QWERTY keypad that allows users to stay easily connected to their social network. With its sophisticated technology, the LG Rumor2 is also Virgin Mobile’s first GPS location-aware phone and will be greatly enhanced by the addition of Virgin Mobile Navigator, a new application that will provide customers with turn-by-turn voice directions and location-based search features to find nearby restaurants and bars, ATMs, gas stations, and many more local points of interest. Virgin Mobile Navigator is powered by Networks in Motion and will be available in later this fall.

The LG Rumor2 supports Virgin Mobile USA’s Ultimate Inbox solution for Email and Instant Messaging and is available to our no-contract customers for the first time. On-the-go customers can stay connected through Yahoo!, AOL, Windows Live/Hotmail and Gmail/Google Talk, as well as with IMAP and POP3 email support.

Key features such as a 1.3 mega pixel camera and built-in integration allow users to upload with one click to the new and improved MyPix album and post clear pictures automatically to favorite photo sites such as Facebook*, MySpace*, Flickr*, Photobucket*,and more, all while on the go. LG Rumor2 is the ultimate phone for social multi-taskers.

Rumor2 is really loaded:

Exclusive Rumor2 features include:

• Stereo Bluetooth® Wireless

• Large 2.0" TFT QVGA screen

• Long battery life with 5.5 hours talk time/7.5 days standby

• Room for 600 contacts

• Music player with playlist management

• Google Maps for mobile preloaded

• Opera Mini, the world’s most popular mobile web browser

"With Rumor2, we’ve taken an already popular, stylish phone and souped it up with some of Virgin Mobile’s signature add-ons to help our customers seamlessly stay connected anytime, anywhere," said Matias Monges, Vice President, Mobile Devices, Virgin Mobile USA. “This handset also features Connect, our social networking dashboard solution with your favorite sites accessible in one place.”

Pair Rumor2 with the Plan that’s Right for You:

• Mix and match Virgin Mobile USA's Monthly Plans without annual contracts available with $10 Unlimited Messaging (TXT, PIC, Email, and IM) to customize talk vs. text needs

• All plans include nationwide calling, no roaming and 7 p.m. Nights & Weekends

• Rumor2 is available without an annual contract on both Pay As You Go and Monthly Plans


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