Thursday, August 11, 2011

Motorola Rival A455

Key features:

Pocket-friendly side-slider with QWERTY keyboard

Touch dial-pad

IM-style texting that organizes messages by contact, displaying them in a chat-like format

One-touch access to text message composition, emoticons, symbols, IM and e-mail

Lifestyle features:

Backlit QWERTY keyboard for faster messaging; keyboard lights up either characters, numbers or symbols based on entry mode while texting in the dark

Holds up to 500 text messages in inbox and outbox

2.0 megapixel camera

3.5 mm headset jack and up to 8 GB optional removable memory to satisfy any music appetite (microSD™ card is sold separately)

Instantly connect with friends on AOL® Instant Messenger, Windows® Messenger and Yahoo!® Messenger with Mobile IM

Mobile Email allows access to popular e-mail services such as Yahoo!®, Hotmail®, AOL® and Windows® Live.

Supports Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Music with Rhapsody service, which allows customers to choose from more than 4 million songs to download over the air; get the master copy of the songs on their PCs; and sync favorite tracks, albums and playlists from their PCs to their phones using a separately sold USB cable

Supports VZ Navigator to get audible turn-by-turn directions to more than 15 million points of interest and share the directions with others

Visual Voice Mail allows customers to view, delete, reply, listen to and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions.

Judging by these photos, the Motorola Rival A455 that was first spotted early last month may be hitting Verizon stores as early as tomorrow in a choice of purple and white colors.

Its specs include:

  • Dual-band CDMA connectivity (800/1900 MHz) with 1X/EV-DO;
  • Stereo Bluetooth with A2DP;
  • GPS;
  • VZ Navigator support;
  • 3.5mm headset jack;
  • MP3 player;
  • E-mail, Instant Messaging;
  • USB 2.0;
  • 2Mpix camera with video recording;
  • MicroSD/SDHC card support;
  • 97 x 51 x 18 mm;
  • 125 grams

Don't expect a high price for this one.

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