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Verizon Wireless intros the Samsung SCU-u740
Posted: 14-Feb-2007 [Source: Verizon Wireless]

[New Samsung SCH-u740 has a dual-hinge exposing a full QWERTY keyboard when opened horizontally and a 1.3 MP camera, Bluetooth capabilties and a microSD card slot when opened vertically.]

Basking Ridge, NJ and Dallas -- Verizon Wireless and Samsung today announced the availability of the SCH-u740 from Samsug -- a slim, sleek and stylish messaging device with a dual-hinge. The handsets unique design allows for communications options both vertically and horizontally with its full QWERTY keyboard and offers customers the ability to access Verizon Wireless multimedia services, including V CAST Music and Video, Get It Now and Mobile Web 2.0SM.

The Samsung SCH-u740 is available in a stylish metallic champagne color with couture appeal and Ivy League brainpower. Text enthusiasts can open the phone horizontally to find a full QWERTY keyboard at their fingertips for ease of use in text messaging and e-mail using Wireless Sync, Verizon Wireless' proprietary e-mail solution. With Wireless Sync, Verizon Wireless customers can synchronize their SCH-u740 with their home or office PC for easy access to their new e-mail, calendar, contacts and task information.

Open the flip vertically and the SCH-u740 is a stylish, thin clamshell phone with a 1.3 megapixel camera with flash, Bluetooth capabilities, microSD card slot and extensive voice commands. And with V CAST Music, customers can choose from more than 1.5 million songs to download and play on their phones while they're on-the-go.

The new SCH-u740 also features a 2.2 inch, 176 x 220 TFT display in one of the slimmest and lightest dual-hinge mobile devices. Other key features include:

* 1.3 megapixel digital camera with flash

* Camcorder

* V CAST-capable: V CAST Music - download songs over the air or transfer your own music collection onto removable microSD memory cards; V CAST Video - download or stream video clips from the best names in news, sports, entertainment and more

* Get It Now-capable - download games, Ring Tones, wallpapers, location based services and more

* Mobile Web 2.0-capable - customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather and more

* Instant Messaging using AIM, MSN, Yahoo

* TXT Messaging, Picture Messaging and FLIX Messaging

* Bluetooth wireless technology supports Object Push Profile for vCard, as well as headset, hands free, serial port and certain dial up networking profiles

* Expandable memory with microSD memory card slot

* Dimensions: 3.8" x 2.04" x .58"; 3.65 ounces with standard battery

* Bilingual user interface: English and Spanish

* TTY/TTD Capable

* Personal organizer with Calendar, Calculator, Notepad, Currency Converter, Alarm Clock, World Time and Stop Watch

The SCH-u740 is available today for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement online at and in more than 2,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores.


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