Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the Verizon Wireless Gleam by Samsung -- a shiny thin clamshell with a new living wallpaper user interface -- is now available.
The Gleam's outside is a glossy metallic bronze and black and houses a sleek silver keypad. The new living wallpaper capability allows Verizon Wireless customers to easily see the phone's status with either a city or country view that changes with the time of day. The Gleam's other features include:
* V CAST-capable: V CAST Music -- download songs over-the-air or transfer your own compatible 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, Ringtones, wallpapers, location based services and more
* Mobile Web 2.0SM-capable -- customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather and more
* Instant Messaging using AIM, MSN, Yahoo!
* Text, picture and video messaging
* Bluetooth wireless technology for certain profiles (including Object Push Profile for vCard, as well as headset, hands-free, serial port and certain dial-up networking profiles, phonebook access, Bluetooth stereo support for music, basic image for sending/printing non-protected images to a compatible device, and basic print profile)
* Up to 4 GB of expandable memory with microSD memory card slot
* 240 x 320 pixel, 262K TFT color internal display and 96 x 96 pixel, 65K TFT external display
* Dimensions: 3.88" x 1.91" x .55"; 3.35 ounces with standard battery
* Bilingual user interface: English and Spanish
* Personal organizer with Calendar, Calculator, Notepad, Currency Converter, Alarm Clock, World Time and Stop Watch
The Gleam will be available for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement online at www.verizonwireless.com and in more than 2,300 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores.