Adding yet another holiday to the mix for introducing colored handsets is the Rumor by LG available immediately through www.sprint.com, telesales and all Sprint retail channels. Not only does the color green represent the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday, but enclosed in the environmentally-friendly packaging is a postage-paid return envelope to help you “Go Green” by recycling your old mobile handset. This feature is being touted by Sprint and LG as the first device to use environmentally-friendly packaging which is made out of a non-bleached, recyclable box with approximately 70% post-consumer waste coated in an eco-friendly aqueous solution. The postage-paid return envelope is part of Sprint Project Connect where 100 percent of the net proceeds go to support Internet Safety for kids as well helping the consumer keep the device out of our waste system.
The Rumor has all the equivalent features of the previous two colors introduced back in November, featuring a sliding QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, microSD slot with mass storage and 4GB card support, a built-in media player, integrated GPS support with Sprint Navigation, and a 1.3 megapixel camera/camcorder with a 2x digital zoom. The device measures 4.3″ x 2.0″ x 0.7″ and weighs just 4.1 ounces. Purchase the Rumor now for only $49.99 with a two-year service agreement, after a $30 instant rebate and a $50 mail-in rebate.Â We’re not guaranteeing you won’t get pinched if you don’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, but it doesn’t hurt to carry something like the new Green Rumor in your pocket.