Verizon Wireless and Samsung Mobile announce the availability of the Samsung Alias 2, the next generation dual-hinge messaging phone with the convenience of an E Ink transforming keypad in a unique flip-style format. Here is more info:
"The new Samsung Alias 2 gives you the convenience of a QWERTY keypad in a unique flip?style format. It has the same dual?hinge design that made original Alias a hit, but Alias 2 adds a touch of magic ? a Magic Key keypad using e?ink technology. In phone mode, you see a standard phone keypad. In texting mode, however, the keys magically change into a full, four?row QWERTY keypad. But the magic doesn?t stop there. The Alias 2 also has a 2.6" QVGA screen for crisper, clearer viewing, a 2.0 megapixel camera, and dedicated hot keys for one?touch access to some of your most used features like Bluetooth, text messaging, voicemail, camera, voice commands, games and alarms.
Available color: Charcoal grey
* Dual-hinge form factor with E Ink keyboard that changes based on what the user needs
o Open it vertically as a flip phone and it has a traditional numeric keypad and can change to an alpha-only keypad
o In landscape, the phone features a QWERTY keypad that can change to numeric with symbols
* Supports RemoSync, so customers can synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from their office PCs
* 2.0 megapixel camera and video capture capabilities
* Bluetooth technology with support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access, basic print, basic imaging, object push for vCard and vCalendar and serial port
* VZ Navigator
* Visual Voice Mail
* Media Center-capable ? downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location-based services and more
* Mobile Web
* Mobile Email; Mobile IM; and text, picture and video messaging
* microSD card slot with support for up to 16 GB (card purchased separately)
* Personal organizer with calendar, calculator with currency converter, notepad, alarm clock, world clock and stop watch
samsung Alias 2 Technical Specs:
? CDMA EVDO, 1X 800/1900 mHz Digital Only
? Dimensions: 2.04? x 4.01? x 0.67? (standard battery)
? Weight: 4.34 ounces (standard battery)
? Standard Battery: 880 mAh Li-Ion
- Usage Time: up to 300 minutes
- Standby Time: up to 336 hrs
? Extended Battery: 1600 mAh Li-Ion
- Usage Time: up to 465 minutes
- Standby Time: up to 500 hrs
? Main Display: 240 x 320 Pixel, 262K TFT, 2.6?
? Sub Display: 128 x 128 Pixel, 65K STN, 1.3?
? 8 lines of text (Portait mode)
? 5 lines of text (Landscape mode)
Price and availability:
* The Samsung Alias 2 is available today for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate as a debit card that can be used 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. RemoSync is available for $9.99 monthly access. Other charges may apply when downloading or using applications.
* Customers can purchase the Samsung Alias 2 beginning today at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores or online at www.verizonwireless.com For additional information on any Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com "
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We are working on a review of the Samsung Alias 2. So stay tuned. In the mean time here is a video of the Alias 2 with e-ink technology:
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