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Verizon Releases the Samsung Knack Flip Phone
      09/03/08 02:56 PM

Verizon Wireless and Samsung Mobile announced today that the Samsung Knack is available for order online at, in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, and by calling 1-800-2 JOIN IN. On Oct. 14 the phone will be in stores for purchase. Here is more info on the phone:

The Knack is a slim flip phone with an ergonomic design that is perfect for customers who want a handset with simple features and functionality.

The Knack boasts a 2.2-inch internal screen with large text and number fonts, a simplified user interface and messaging communication. A large keypad with distinctive tactile contrast allows customers to easily find the correct number on the Knack?s dial pad.

The phone also comes with dedicated keys for quick access to Emergency 911 (E911), speakerphone, voice mail, voice commands and In Case of Emergency (ICE). Customers can program the ICE button with three personalized contacts that first responders can easily find in the event of an emergency.

The Knack is the perfect phone to pair with Verizon Wireless? Nationwide 65 Plus calling plans. The plans begin at $29.99 monthly access and include unlimited IN calling to 68.7 million Verizon Wireless customers, long distance, night and weekend allowances, and no domestic or roaming charges.

Additional features of the Knack include:

? Hybrid Keypad
? Dedicated Hot Keys
? GPS/E911 Enabled
? Directional Navigation Key for Ease of Use
? Active Flip
? 32-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, and Stop Watch
? Directional Microphone
? Selectable Font Size
? Advanced Speech Recognition
? Messaging Services - Text Messaging (SMS), Enhanced Messaging (EMS)


? CDMA 1x 800/1900mHz Digital Only
? Dimensions: 3.78? x 2.01? x .74? (standard battery)
? Weight: 3.63 ounces (standard battery)
? Display: 176 x 220 Pixel, 65K TFT
Color Internal; 96 x 96 Pixel, 4-grey External
? Standard Battery: 3.7 Volt Lithium Ion, 1000 mAh
? Extended battery 3.7 Volt Lithium Ion, 1550 mAh
? Usage Time: Up to 270 mins (4.5hrs) (standard battery); Up to 390 mins (6.5 hrs) (extended battery)
? Standby Time: Up to 336 hrs (standard battery); Up to 500 hrs (extended battery)
? Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4/T4

? Internal Phone Book
- Up to 500 entries w/ multiple contacts
- One-, Two- and Three-Touch dialing
? Last 20 Incoming, Outgoing and Missed Call Logs

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

? Extended Lithium Ion Battery (1550 mAh)
? Car Charger
? Travel Charger
? Desktop Charger
? Hands-free Headset (Mono/ Stereo)
? Battery cover
? Hands-free Headset 2.5mm Mono
? Data Cable
? Universal Carry Case and Holster

? Handset
? Standard Lithium Ion Battery
? Charging Cradle
? User Manual
? Quick Reference Guide:
-Understanding Your Service and
-All the Basics You Need to Get Started
? Wall Charger

The Samsung Knack is available for $39.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, customers can visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit


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