LG Rumor (phone)

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LG Rumor
LG LX260, front - closed.jpg
LG Rumour (Virgin Mobile Canada)
Slogan Good to be Green
First released September 2007; 7 years ago (2007-09)
Successor LG Rumor 2
Type Feature phone
Form factor Slider
Dimensions 4.30" x 2.00" x 0.70" (109 x 51 x 18 mm)
Weight 4.13 oz (117 g)
Memory 16,384 KB
Battery 950 mAh Li-Polymer
Data inputs Keypad, QWERTY keyboard, Pointing stick, Push buttons
Display TFT LCD 176x220 pixels, 262K color
Rear camera 1.3 megapixels

The LG Rumor (known as the LG Rumour and LG Rumeur in English and French Canadian markets respectively, or LG Scoop in other markets) is a mobile phone released by LG Electronics in September 2007. The phone features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard in addition to the standard 12-button keypad, a 1.3 megapixel camera, and a 176x220 pixel screen.[1]

Features[edit]

The LG Rumor/LG Scoop is a phone that was released by Sprint Nextel in September 2007.[2] This phone features a QWERTY keyboard that slides out from the right side. 5-way navigation keys are located on the main panel of the phone, but not present on the keyboard. A 176x220 pixel screen rotates as the keyboard is open, but has no contrast controls. The 1.3-megapixel camera lacks an LED flash and a self-portrait mirror but does have negative, sepia, black & white tones, borders and an image enhancer to customize a picture. Basic MP3 playing functions are embedded in this phone, with the capability of expanding music storage via MicroSD card (125 to 1,000 music files depending on file size, encoding method, and card capacity). The music player will not launch unless a card is inserted in the phone, and will not accept a card with the memory that is over 4 GB.

LG Rumor/LG Scoop can be connected with Bluetooth technology, (stores up to 20 Bluetooth entries), or a proprietary LG USB cable. It can hold 500 contacts with additional numbers, notes and email addresses.

Commonly occurring issues with the LG Rumor include the device often shutting itself off, the ribbon breaking (causing the image to blur and contort), and the device often not charging. The charge issue is caused by the pins of the connector becoming worn out and bent.[citation needed]

Specifications[edit]

Type Specification
Modes CDMA 800 / CDMA 1900
Weight 4.13 oz (117 g)
Dimensions 4.30" x 2.00" x 0.70" (109 x 51 x 18 mm)
Form Factor Slide, Internal Antenna
Battery Life Talk: 270 minutes, Standby: 240 hours
Battery Type Li-Poly 950 mAh
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD), 10 line, Colors: 262,144, Size: 176 x 220 pixels
Platform / OS Brew MP
Memory Phone internal: 16384 KB, Additional MicroSD memory (up to 4 GB)
Phone Book Capacity 500
FCC ID --
GPS / Location Yes, enabled by default
Digital TTY/TDD Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Rating: M3
Multiple Languages English, Spanish,
Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Vibrate Yes
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HFP, HSP, OPP, DUN, FTP, OBEX[3]
Multiple Numbers per Name Yes
Picture ID Yes
Ringer ID Yes, and text message ID
Voice Dialing No
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes, for Sprint. No (custom ringtones available for purchase on Axcess Apps, standard on Alltel phones )
Data-Capable Yes
Flight Mode Yes
Packet Data Technology: 1xRTT
WAP / Web Browser Yes, dial up and USB tethered
Predictive Text Entry Technology: T9 Predictive
Side Keys Left side: Volume, Camera
Memory Card Slot Card Type: MicroSD up to 4 GB
MMS Yes
Text Messaging Yes, up to 140 characters, 25 recipients at a time
Text Messaging Templates Yes (canned messages)
Music Player Yes, Supported Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, M4A, MID[4]
Camera Resolution: 1.3 MP self-timer, night mode functions / brightness, white balance controls
Streaming Video Yes
Video Capture Yes, 15 second/256 KB "Video Mail" clips, recording time varies by memory card size
Alarm Yes
Calculator Yes [basic], plus tip calculator
Calendar Yes
Voice Memo Yes, ability to record memo and calls
BREW No
Games Yes
Unit Converter Yes

Availability[edit]

As the LG Rumor/LG Scoop became a popular phone for social teens and for business clients who require basic email support, it is currently sold by CDMA cellphone carriers in North America, such as Sprint, Bell Mobility, Solo Mobile, Virgin Mobile Canada, kajeet, US Cellular, and Alltel (known as LG Scoop).

There are different colors sold by different cellphone providers.

Rumor

  • Black (Sprint, Bell, Solo, Virgin, US Cellular)
  • White (Sprint, Bell, Solo, Virgin, US Cellular)
  • Lime Green (Sprint, Virgin)
  • Orange (Solo)
  • Blue (Virgin, Sprint)
  • Purple (Carolina West Wireless)

Scoop

  • Turquoise (Alltel)
  • Lavender (Alltel, Virgin)
  • Red (Alltel)
  • Slate/Black (Alltel)
  • Citrus/Orange (Alltel)
  • Grey (Carolina West Wireless)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Review: LG Rumor for Sprint | Geek.com
  2. ^ "Sprint Reveals The LG Rumor". Skatter Tech. 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "LG Rumor Specifications | Features List". Cellphones.ca. Retrieved 2013-04-07.