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Motorola Rival Cell Phone at Verizon Wireless


Messaging Phone Provides One-Touch Access to IM-Style Texting; Features Slide-Out QWERTY Keyboard and a Touch Dial-Pad for Easy Access

Verizon Wireless and Motorola, Inc., introduce the Motorola Rival™ today. Designed for quick and easy messaging, the Motorola Rival keeps customers socially connected, while offering a variety of popular multimedia features from Verizon Wireless, including V CAST Music with Rhapsody, V CAST Video, Visual Voice Mail and VZ NavigatorSM.

Motorola Rival - Purple
Motorola Rival - Silver

Available colors: Tin Silver or Purple

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

Pricing and availability:

  • The Motorola Rival is available beginning June 10, 2009, online at and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
  • VZ Navigator is available for $2.99 daily access, and Visual Voice Mail is available for $2.99 monthly access. V CAST Music with Rhapsody is available for $14.99 monthly access.

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