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Verizon to Start Selling the Samsung Zeal Dual Hinge QWERTY Phone on Nov. 11
      #39085 - 11/09/10 03:43 PM

Verizon Wireless today announced that the Samsung Zeal, a dual-hinge messaging phone in a unique, flip-style format with an E Ink technology transforming the QWERTY keypad, will be available online at and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Nov. 11. Here is more detailed info on the Samsung Zeal feature phone:

Available color: Black

Key features:

* Dual-hinge form factor with E Ink keyboard that changes based on the user?s 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
* Corporate Email support for Microsoft Office Exchange so customers can synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from their office e-mail
* 2.0 megapixel camera with night and panorama shot, auto focus and camcorder
* Bluetooth technology with support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access, basic print, basic imaging, and object push for vCard and vCalendar

Lifestyle features:

* Social Beat Widget ? Offers a single point for accessing social networking sites, allowing customers to stay connected to Facebook, Twitter and MySpace plus more than 50 news, sports and entertainment feeds
* VZ Navigator capable ? Receive audible turn-by-turn directions to millions of points of interest and share the directions with others
* Media Center ? Access downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location-based services and more
* Skype mobile capable
* Mobile Web capable
* Full suite of messaging options, including text, picture, video and voice messaging; Mobile IM; Mobile Chat; Mobile Email; and Mobile Web Email
* microSD card slot with support for up to 32 GB (card purchased separately)
* Personal organizer with calendar, calculator with currency converter, notepad, alarm clock, world clock and stop watch

Price and availability:

* The Samsung Zeal will be available on Nov. 11 for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

* Customers can purchase the Samsung Zeal beginning today at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores or online at


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