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The LG Rumor is one of LG's more popular fall offerings, and there's a reason why. The Rumor is one of those rare phones that has a built-in QWERTY keyboard but is most definitely not a smartphone. This messaging-centric device has a hidden slide-out QWERTY keyboard that is vaguely reminiscent of the LG F9200, plus it comes with a few multimedia extras like a 1.3-megapixel camera and a music player. Another nice touch is the instant access to Facebook right from the Messaging menu. Don't get your hopes up about the Rumor being a good Web surfing phone, however. The Web browser is still fairly rudimentary, plus the Rumor is sadly saddled with only 1xRTT speeds, and not EV-DO. Also, even though you can subscribe to certain social networking communities like Xanga and Vox (via a mobile app called Social Zone), you'll have to pay a monthly fee for the privilege. Still, the QWERTY keyboard alone makes the Rumor a great messaging and e-mail device if you don't need a lot of speed. It's currently available from Sprint for $79 after a 2-year contract and a mail-in rebate. Check out our review and our slide show for more on the LG Rumor.

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