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Phone News: Verizon Releases the Samsung u550 Clamshell Phone
      #29665 - 02/20/08 08:42 AM

Verizon Wireless and Samsung today announced the availability of the SCH-u550 from Samsung. Here is more info:

"This fashionable clamshell sports a trend-setting brown finish and lets customers download and listen to music, check out short video clips and take pictures and videos while on-the-go. Available today, the SCH-u550 can be purchased online at or in any of the 2,400 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores throughout the country.

In addition to a sleek, stylish design, the SCH-u550 features a 1.3 megapixel camera with Night Shot to enhance the camera?s capabilities in dark environments and digital zoom, a camcorder, and Bluetooth? wireless capabilities for headsets, hands-free, serial port, certain dial-up networking profiles, and object push for vCard to further enhance customers? wireless experience. Verizon Wireless customers can also access V CAST Video, Verizon Wireless? multimedia service with news, sports and entertainment video clips, 3D games, and more; and V CAST Music, which offers access to over 2.7 million full-length songs from well-known and independent artists that can be purchased and downloaded over-the-air, directly to the SCH-u550.

Additional features of the SCH-u550 by Samsung include:

? V CAST Music and Video
? Bluetooth Wireless Technology
- headset (mono and stereo), handsfree, serial port, dial-up networking, object push (vCard and vCalendar only), file transfer (for usergenerated content only), and phone
book access.
? 1.3 Megapixel Digital Camera
- Night Shot and up to 12 Step Digital Zoom
? Camcorder
- MMS Length (15-second clips)
- Normal Length (10-minute clips)
? User-selectable display theme and Main Menu layout
? Directional Navigation Key for Easeof Use
? Active Flip
? 72-Note Polyphonic Ringtones
? T9 Text Input for Easy Text Entry
? Any Key Answer
? Bilingual User Interface (English & Spanish)
? Personal Organizer: Calculator, Calendar, Alarm Clock, World Clock, Stop Watch and Notepad
? Directional Microphone
? Get It Now Enabled (BREW 3.1.4)
? Standalone Mode (Airplane Mode)
? Dialing Fonts
? Dual NAM
? Quicksearch
? Voice Memo
? Advanced Speech Recognition including Text-to-Speech for Menu Readout and SMS Readout
? Downloadable Content (Ringers, Wallpapers, Games & Business Applications)
? VZ NavigatorSM LBS / E911 Enabled
? Messaging Services - text messaging (SMS), enhanced messaging (EMS), multimedia messaging (MMS), Email, Mobile IM and Chat
? Mobile Web 2.0


? CDMA 1x 800/1900mHz Digital Only EVDO
? Dimensions: 3.77? x 1.93? x .64? (standard battery)
? Weight: 3.35 ounces (standard battery)
? Display: 176 x 220 Pixel, 262K TFT Color Internal; 96 x 96 Pixel, 65K STN External
? Standard Battery: 3.7 Volt Lithium Ion, 800 mAh
? Usage Time: Up to 212 mins (3.54 hrs) (standard battery); Up to 377 mins (6.28 hrs) (extended battery)
? Standby Time: Up to 200 hrs (standard battery); Up to 300 hrs (extended battery)
? Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4/T4

? Internal Phone Book
- Up to 500 entries w/ multiplecontacts
- Can store one picture with each entry
- One-, Two- and Three-Touch dialing
? Last 20 Incoming, Outgoing and Missed Call Logs
? microSD Memory Card Slot

? Picture Caller ID
? Voice Mail
? Caller ID
? Call Forwarding
? Call Waiting
? Three-Way Calling

The SCH-u550 is available today for $69.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit "


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