The Motorola Rival A455 is now available – that is, if anyone wants it

Looking for a basic QWERTY slider? Well, there are about a million and a half candidates, but Verizon now has the latest: the Motorola Rival A455. We got a sneak peak at this guy a while ago in a spy shot, and it doesn’t seem anything has changed.

It has just about everything expected on today’s txt’n phones including that QWERTY keyboard, stereo Bluetooth, some form of an MP3 player, MicroSD slot, a 2MP camera, and a dedicated emoticon button (buttom row, right of the space bar).¬†Where is the dial pad you ask? Well, when the slider is closed, it shows up on the touchscreen. Nifty, eh?

Interested? Really? Well, it’s available today in both silver and purple for $99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two year contract.