and LG are refreshing the wireless carrier's lineup with two new touchscreen
phones, the LG Lotus Elite and LG
Rumor Touch. As successors to the popular LG Lotus and LG Rumor phones, these
two new phones add a touchscreen and other new features.
The LG Lotus Elite will feature the Sprint One Click user
interface which lets users personalize their home screens by selecting and
organizing various features and content such as text messaging, Google search,
Sprint Navigation, email, favorite Web sites, music, and social networking.
The LG Lotus Elite has a unique square flip-phone
shape with a tattoo
pattern and full QWERTY keyboard. This phone also offers an external
touchscreen that lets you view emails, texts, and pictures without opening the
phone. New features with the LG Lotus Elite include dual 2.4-inch QVGA screens,
microSD support for up to 32GB, and dedicated shortcut keys for social
networking, email, and text. The phone retains many of the popular features of
the original LG Lotus including the 2 megapixel camera and camcorder, full
QWERTY keyboard, and Google search capabilities.
As a successor to the original LG Rumor, the LG Rumor Touch offers
a 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen, 2 megapixel camera and camcorder, microSD card slot
with support for up to 32GB, Google Search, and 3G data capabilities. The LG
Rumor Touch also offers access to Sprint Navigation, Sprint TV, Sprint Music,
and Sprint Mobile Email.
The red LG Lotus Elite will be available today (January 10)
for $99.99 with a new two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate. The
black version of the same phone is set to arrive on February 14. If you're
wanting to get your hands on the new LG Rumor Touch, it will be available in
blue sometime in the first quarter, though we're not given a definite date. Pricing
is not yet available though customers can pre-register for LG Rumor Touch at www.sprint.com/lgstyle
Additional color options for the LG Rumor Touch are expected to follow later in