Verizon to launch the Motorola Rival A455 for $99

We scooped the launch date for the Motorola Rival A455 yesterday and now our trusty ninja is back with the skinny on the pricing and a full run down of the specifications for this QWERTY side-slider. This colorful phone packs plenty of tween-friendly functionality — hit the jump for all the details:

  • 1X EV-DO connectivity
  • 2.2-inch, 176×220 display
  • External touch dial pad
  • Up to 8GB microSD optional removable memory
  • Bluetooth (Headset, Handsfree, DUN, A2DP, Phonebook Access, Basic
    Printing, Basic Imaging, Object Push for VCard & VCalendar and File Transfer)
  • 2 megapixel camera/camcorder with dedicated camera/video key
  • Text, Picture, Video & Voice Messaging with threaded messaging feature
  • GPS (VZ Navigator capable)
  • Visual Voice Mail capable, Mobile Broadband Connect capable
  • One-touch access to Text Message composition, emoticons, symbols and IM or email
  • Special keyboard backlighting
  • OTA device software update
  • Verizon Services including V CAST Music with Rhapsody, V CAST Videos, Chaperone Parent/Child, Media Center, Mobile Web, Mobile Email, Corporate Email, Mobile IM, & Chat
  • Dimensions: 2.0(w) x 3.8(h) x .71(d) inches; Weight: 4.4 oz
  • Usage Time – Up to approx. 320 minutes OR Standby Time – Up to approx. 510 hours

The Motorola Rival will launch in purple and tin silver for a reasonable $99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and 2-year contract, $169 after a $50 mail-in rebate and 1-year contract and $269 for full retail.

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