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Verizon Wireless announces new phones and new data pricing options
Posted: 09-Sep-2009 [Source: Verizon Wireless]

[Samsung Rogue launches as the flagship phones for Verizon Wireless' new data pricing option.]

Basking Ridge, NJ and Dallas -- Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the availability of two new messaging phones -- the Samsung Rogue(TM) and the Samsung Intensity(TM).

Samsung Rogue

The Samsung Rogue is a sleek messaging phone with a full touch display that provides an optimized messaging experience with a horizontal slide-out, four-row QWERTY keyboard, threaded messaging and one-touch access to popular social networking widgets, including Facebook®, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube and Photobucket. The Samsung Rogue also features innovative speech capabilities powered by Nuance that allow customers to launch and control a variety of applications and services with simple voice commands as well as dictate text messages.

The Samsung Rogue will serve as the flagship phone for the company's new data pricing option available to customers beginning today. The new data pricing gives Verizon Wireless customers more freedom to select how much data and the type of data they want to use. Samsung Rogue customers who want to check e-mail; surf the Web; and download applications, games or ringtones will be able to select either a 25 MB for $9.99 monthly access option or a 75 MB for $19.99 monthly access option to couple with their Nationwide plan.

Customers who want to watch full-length TV shows plus news, sports, weather and live entertainment video clips can also add Verizon Wireless' new V CAST Video on Demand plan that gives customers access to unlimited basic video clips, ESPN MVP and unlimited megabytes for their V CAST Video usage for $10.00 monthly. The new V CAST Video on Demand plan replaces the $15.00 V CAST VPak. These changes will not impact existing customers.

Following are additional key features and specifications for the Samsung Rogue.

* Available in bronze/black color

* 3.1-inch ultra-brilliant touch screen

o Widescreen WVGA AMOLED (Wide Video Graphics Array Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) responsive touch screen results in one of the brightest and clearest displays on a mobile phone in the United States

o Slide out horizontally to reveal a four-row QWERTY keypad

* Full HTML Web browsing capabilities with one-touch access to social networking sites via shortcut widgets

* Full messaging suite including SMS, MMS, Mobile IM, Mobile Email and Corporate Email

* 3.0 megapixel camera with flash and video capture and on-device editing capabilities

* Supports Verizon Wireless services including V CAST Music with Rhapsody, V CAST Video, and Visual Voice Mail

* Media Center-capable -- downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location-based services, such as VZ Navigator(SM) and Chaperone®, and more

* Pre-loaded games including "NEED FOR SPEED(TM) Undercover," "Resident Evil: Degeneration," and "Tetris® and Dice"

* microSD(TM) card slot with support for up to 16 GB (card purchased separately)

* File Viewer can view Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® Excel®, Microsoft® PowerPoint® and Adobe® PDF documents stored on a memory card

Samsung Intensity

The Samsung Intensity is a feature-packed phone that offers customers a convenient way to stay connected to family, friends, and anyone else their thumbs can get a hold of through its full line of advanced messaging capabilities such as Mobile IM; text, picture and voice messaging with threaded messaging feature; Mobile Email; and the Mobile Web browser.

Following are additional key features and specifications for the Samsung Intensity.

* Available in a Charcoal Grey color in all sales channels and available in Flamingo Red online only at www.verizonwireless.com

* 2.1-inch display with horizontal slide-out four-row QWERTY keypad with dedicated Messaging key and Favorites key for easily texting and calling friends and family

* Mobile Web browser for Internet access

* Music player

* Full messaging capabilities including Mobile IM; Mobile Email; Chat; and text, picture, and voice messaging

* 1.3 megapixel camera with Night Shot, Self Timer, Multishot and Shutter Sound selection

* Compatible with PC client for V CAST Music with Rhapsody (over-the-air downloads are not supported on the Samsung Intensity)

* Voice commands such as Voice Dial, Menu Readout, Digital Dial Readout, TXT Message Readout, Call Announcement, My Verizon, and Help

* Media Center-capable -- downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location-based services, such as VZ Navigator(SM), and more

* microSD(TM) card slot with support for up to 16 GB (card purchased separately)

Price and availability:

* The Samsung Rogue is available today for $99.99 after a $100.00 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement, and the Samsung Intensity in Charcoal Grey is available today for $29.99 after a $50.00 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. The Samsung Intensity in Flamingo Red is available beginning today exclusively online at no charge with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate as a debit card that can be used anywhere debit cards are accepted.

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