Next up in today’s line of handsets eager to fight their way into the pockets of the 14-and-under crowd is LG’s LX290. Available nary a day after Sprint’s BlackBerry Tour hit the scene — just to help ensure our readers would barely blink — this latest offering from Sprint features, well, basically nothing:

ENTERTAINMENT & PERSONALIZATION

  • NFL Mobile Live providing live audio broadcasts of every regular season game and watch the live broadcasts of all NFL Network games. Get real-time red zone alerts, scores, stats, live NFL Network 24/7 and more. Manage your fantasy football team like a pro with up-to-the-minute insights, analysis, stats and alerts.
  • 1.3 MP camera with 2x digital zoom and Picture Messaging to shoot, share, print high-resolution digital photos instantly, and upload photos directly to social networking sites.
  • 2.5 mm headset jack

PRODUCTIVITY

  • Sprint Navigation with GPS-enabled audio and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, one-click traffic rerouting and more than 10 million local listings
  • Four conveniently-located shortcut keys for quick access to texting, email, personal calendar and alarm
  • Easy, one-touch access to all your personal and work email including AOL/AIM, Yahoo!, Windows Live (Hotmail and MSN) and more
  • Record a voice message and send it to as many as 25 friends at once, without even making a call
  • Built-in productivity tools such as planner and scheduler, memo pad, world clock, alarm clock, calculator and more

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions: 4.09 x 1.94 x 0.63 inches; 3.6 ounces
  • Display: 1.33 x 1.77 inches TFT (240 x 320 pixels QVGA and 262K vibrant colors)
  • Standard Lithium (LiIon) battery: up to 6 hours continuous talk time*

Imagine… A handset with specs so sparse that a 2.5mm headset jack is actually worth highlighting. Right on. The LG LX290 is available immediately for $29.99 after mail-in rebate on a 2-year contract. The line forms to the right this time.

[Via Press Release]

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.