Sprint recently announced the LG Marquee, a new Android smartphone, will be available in its stores on Oct. 2 for just $99.99, of course with a new two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.

These days, a wireless phone is much more than just a communication device -- it also echoes one's personal style and taste, said David Owens, vice president of product development at Sprint. Design has become a key factor in the purchase decision and the LG Marquee is sure to turn heads.

With the LG Marquee Sprint said it wants to pair fashion with technology, stating that it's an ideal mobile device for anyone who wants superior performance without sacrificing personal style.

LG Marquee is a sleek, ultra-thin smartphone with a 4-inch NOVA display and a virtual QWERTY keyboard. It ships with Android 2.3 and Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously.

LG Marquee also comes with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for face-to-face video chatting. It is also equipped with a 1GHz processor and Adobe Flash technology.

LG believes fashion and technology go hand-in-hand among today's growing contingent of style-conscious and tech-savvy consumers, said Tim O'Brien, vice president of marketing for LG Mobile. By partnering with Sprint, MADE and Stacy London, LG effectively showcases three prominent phone features important to consumers: a sleek, thin profile, ultra-light weight design and bright display.