Both Alltel and U.S. Cellular(with a November release), but we weren't able to get our hands on it until Thursday at CES 2009.
The Rhythm, if you'll recall, is a music-focused phone with 3D sound capabilities, plus it boasts a graphic equalizer designed by none other than Mark Levinson, a company known for high-end digital audio processors. We're surprised that Alltel and U.S. Cellular managed to pull off a coup like this, because now that we've handled the Rhythm personally, we actually think the LG Rhythm is the music phone the
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We also had a brief look at the music player on the Rhythm, and with a name like that, we're not surprised it has a fully decked-out music player interface, complete with the usual playlist controls and the aforementioned graphic equalizer. It also boasts 3D sound, digital signal processing, and pretty decent stereo speakers--even when we placed the Rhythm speaker-side down, we're able to hear the music clearly (LG claims this is due to the unique curve of the handset). Other music player features include an FM transmitter, a 3.5mm headset jack, and stereo Bluetooth.
Other features on the Rhythm include a 1.3-megapixel camera, voice dialing, GPS, and a microSD card slot. It has a really sharp display, and the keypad is not too shabby either. The Rhythm is currently selling for around $120 with a contract from either Alltel or U.S. Cellular. Bear in mind that the pink version is only available from U.S. Cellular. We'll get a review unit next week, so we'll give you the full rundown once we can.