This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: LG Rumor Touch (Virgin Mobile)
About Video Transcript

First Look: LG Rumor Touch (Virgin Mobile)

1:46 /

The Rumor Touch has a nice 3.0-inch touch-screen display, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and a unique interface that puts text-and-multimedia-messaging center stage.

I'm Nicole Lee, senior associate editor for cnet.com and this is a first look at the LG Rumor Touch from Virgin Mobile. We have seen this one before, but that was the Sprint version. This Virgin Mobile version is almost the same with some of the few little differences here and there. On the front here is the touchscreen, is a resistive touchscreen, so it's not quite as responsive as other capacitive smartphones. It's a very simple user interface on here kind of empty, but when you get an incoming message, you'll see a little bubble icon on the here. When you press that, you'll see a conversation in bubble check form. On the back is the 2 megapixel camera. The LG Rumor Touch is a messaging phone. It slides open to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard is nice and roomy. The keys are all well-spaced. There is also a key just for numbers. As you might expect, the LG Rumor Touch has a lot of messaging features. It also has a unique Hello UI or hello user interface, which is a smart context interface. This lets you group your contacts in a very visual way up to 4 different lists as you can see here. You can also group up your contacts in a circle like this, so you can easily send group messages. Other features of the LG Rumor Touch include GPS, a list of social networking apps like Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and more. You also get Bluetooth on here as well as a wireless web browser. The LG Rumor Touch is available for $149.99 from Virgin Mobile and that's without a contract. I'm Nicole Lee and this has been the first look at the LG ** Touch from Virgin Mobile.

New releases

Microsoft's Chromecast competitor...
1:39 October 23, 2014
This little dongle sends your screen from your Windows machine (and some Android devices) right to your T...
Play video
Take a look at the Windows 10 Start...
1:21 October 23, 2014
Windows 10 has revamped the Start menu; let's check it out
Play video
Marantz SR5009 receiver: stunningly...
1:44 October 23, 2014
The Marantz SR5009 looks and feels more upscale than the competition's receivers, and follows through with...
Play video
Apple Pay vs. Google Wallet vs....
2:14 October 23, 2014
Sharon Profis compares the security, ease of use and availability of some of the most popular mobile payment...
Play video
Rubbin'. Shuntin'. Bumpin': The...
13:23 October 23, 2014
Racing is a family affair in Texas. The XCAR team left their London headquarters to experience first-hand...
Play video
Ask the Editors: iPad Overtime:...
8:58 October 23, 2014
Jeff Bakalar sits down with Scott Stein to discuss his reviews of the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. Should you...
Play video
Press record for new iPads, Nexuses...
36:18 October 23, 2014
Grab a blank tape for a new podcast featuring the new iPads, Google Nexus 6 and 9, and a Spotify-powered cassette...
Play video
The CraveCast remakes democracy...
34:26 October 22, 2014
In a special holiday CraveCast, we look forward to Halloween and plan ways to stay safe when the world is...
Play video