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Verizon Wireless Announces The Availability Of The Motorola Rival


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

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LIBERTYVILLE, IL — 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 Navigator(SM).

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.
* For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to


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