Motorola provides the competition with a real Rival

11 June 2009 — 2:00 PM

The Rival could be ideal for text messaging

One of the latest phones to emerge from Motorola is claimed to be ideal for those who like to send texts and emails from their device.

The manufacturer announced the launch of the Rival this week, which incorporates a full qwerty keyboard and is designed to make composing notes and communications easier.

According to Motorola, the Rival "keeps customers socially connected, while offering a variety of popular multimedia features" and is to be maid available in silver or purple.

The slide-out qwerty keyboard is backlit and accompanied by a touch dial-pad and offers one-touch access to texts, email and other chat facilities including instant messaging.

Other features include a two-megapixel camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, microSD card support and an integrated media player.

Consumers who may have used mobile phones they no longer require could consider recycling them as a means to pay for the new device when it gets an official UK release date.

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