The Good The LG Rumor2 has an easy-to-use design with a vibrant display and a spacious keyboard. It offers solid call quality and extensive e-mail and messaging support.
The Bad With a low-res camera and no 3G support, the LG Rumor2 offers no improvements over the original Rumor other than the support for corporate e-mail. The navigation controls and numeric keypad buttons are slick, and the e-mail syncing is unreliable.
The Bottom Line The LG Rumor2 is a great option for a messaging phone, but LG missed the opportunity to make it both new and improved.
Now, a year and half since the original Rumor's debut, Sprint and LG offer the Rumor2. Like its predecessor, it remains an accessible and easy-to-use phone; the keyboard is equally spacious, the messaging app is intuitive and the call quality was unchanged. Yet, we were disappointed that LG didn't take this opportunity to expand the phone's feature set. It's not an EV-DO device, and the camera resolution remains a low-res 1.3 megapixels. Indeed, the only new feature is access to some Outlook and Lotus Notes corporate e-mail. While that's a noteworthy addition, it makes the Rumor2 definitely new, but only partially improved. You can get it for just $49.99 with service and a mail-in rebate.