Fact: Sprint to launch LG Rumor2 on March 15

Sprint announced today that LG’s second-gen. Rumor – Rumor2 – will be available via Sprint.com (and by phone, what?) as of March 15, with a retail debut following on April 19.

Like the pending (can you hurry up and launch) Palm Pre, the 4.2 ounce Rumor2 is exclusive to Sprint (at least initially). The text-centric handset appears to be identical to the previously leaked image we posted a couple weeks back, complete with sliding QWERTY keyboard and extra row of keys.

Featured specs include:

• 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.
• MP3 player with microSD memory card slot with 16GB card capability
• Stereo Headset Jack allowing users to listen to music in stereo when using a 2.5mm stereo headset

• Sprint Navigation with GPS-enabled audio and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, one-click traffic rerouting and more than 10 million local listings
• Mobile email with easy, one touch access to all your personal and work email including AOL, Gmail, Windows Live™, Hotmail® and Yahoo! Mail.
• Full QWERTY keyboard for enhanced messaging and social networking
• Increased screen resolution to QVGA clarity
• 1.3 megapixel camera with 2x digital zoom
• Sprint PCS® Picture Mail to shoot, share and print high-resolution digital photos instantly
• Built-in productivity tools such as planner and scheduler, task list, world clock, alarm clock, calculator and more

• Dimensions: 4.41 x 2.05x 0.7 inches; 4.2 ounces
• Display: 1.2 x1.61 inches TFT (240 x 320 pixels QVGA and 262K vibrant colors)
• Standard Lithium (LiIon) battery: up to 5.5 hours continuous talk time