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LG Rumor2 photos

The LG Rumor2 is a great option for a messaging phone, but LG missed the opportunity to make it both new and improved.

Kent German
Kent was a senior managing editor at CNET News. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he reviewed the first iPhone and worked in both the London and San Francisco offices. When not working, he's planning his next vacation, walking his dog or watching planes land at the airport (yes, really).
Kent German
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More than meets the eye

The Rumor2 offers a full QWERTY keyboard for composing messages and e-mails.
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Hide away

But when the phone is closed you wouldn't know that the keyboard is there. The Rumor2 comes in basic black.
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From behind

The camera lens sits on the Rumor2's rear side. You can replace the decorated rear cover with a plain cover.
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In profile

The Rumor's volume rockers and camera button are located on its left spine.
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Tap dance

The Rumor2 offers a roomy keyboard with tactile buttons.
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On the go

The Rumor2 is a tad big, but it fits in a pocket.
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Show it off

The Rumor2 has a comfortable feel in the hand.
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Bonus buttons

The Rumor2 adds a fourth row of dedicated number keys.
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The Rumor2 lacks a flash and a self-portrait mirror.

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