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Verizon Wireless launches the Blitz
Posted: 25-Aug-2008 [Source: Verizon Wireless]

[The Blitz features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard designed to appeal to texters, a My Messaging key, plus an MP3 player.]

Basking Ridge, NJ -- The Verizon Wireless Blitz(TM) is available online at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores. Designed for the heaviest of texters, the Blitz comes complete with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and easy access to a dedicated My Messaging key, making this the must-have phone at schools from coast to coast.

The Blitz is a text messaging powerhouse with a 2.2-inch screen -- ideal for browsing the Web or checking e-mail. The phone is a music player ready for any party -- on or off campus. It is equipped with an MP3 player that can access Verizon Wireless' V CAST Music with Rhapsody's library of more than 5 million songs that can be downloaded to a PC and side-loaded with the included USB cable, synchronized with a Bluetooth® speaker or played right from the speakerphone. Most music downloaded onto the PC using V CAST Music with Rhapsody is free of digital rights management software, which means the music can be played on multiple devices.

Additional features of the Verizon Wireless Blitz include:

-- Expandable microSD(TM) memory port with up to 4 GB support

-- 1.3 megapixel camera features:

-- Self-timer: off, three, five or 10 seconds

-- Color effects: normal, antique, black and white, and negative

-- Resolution adjustment landscape: 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120

-- Capture mode: portrait and landscape

-- Dedicated camera key

-- Self-portrait mirror

-- Supported Bluetooth profiles: headset profile, hands-free (car kits) profile and advanced audio distribution profile (stereo)

-- Media Center-capable -- downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location-based services and more

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

-- Mobile Email -- access to MSN® Hotmail®, America Online® and Yahoo!® e-mail accounts

-- Mobile IM capabilities

-- Picture messaging

-- VZ Navigator(SM) -- get visual and audible directions to thousands of destinations, locate businesses and other points of interest, get maps of a location and share directions with others

-- Chaperone® Child-capable -- allows the Blitz to have its location shared with family members via the Chaperone Web site, the Chaperone Parent application or Child Zone® SMS Alerts

-- Speakerphone with dedicated speakerphone key

-- Voice commands

-- Calculator, calendar, alarm clock, world clock, notepad and stopwatch

-- Phonebook with up to 1,000 entries

-- Speed dialing

-- TTY/TDD-capable

-- Display: 220 x 176 pixels, 262K Color TFT

-- Dimensions: 3.5" x 2.6" x 0.7"

-- Weight: 5.1 ounces

-- Headset jack: 2.5 mm

-- SAR: head 1.19 W/kg; body 0.694 W/kg

-- Handset insurance: yes

-- Hearing aid compatibility = M3

-- Usage time: up to 280 minutes or

-- Standby time: up to 280 hours

The Verizon Wireless Blitz is available for $69.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. Customers can sign up for V CAST Music with Rhapsody for a $14.99 monthly subscription.

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