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Verizon Wireless Launches Durable Samsung Convoy™ 2
Posted: 10-Aug-2011 [Source: Verizon Wireless]

[Verizon Wireless releases the rugged Samsung Convoy 2. The push-to-talk handset meets Military Specifications 810F standards for ruggedness.]

Basking Ridge, NJ -- Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the rugged Samsung Convoy™ 2 is available online at and will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the coming weeks. The Convoy 2 is the ideal companion for adventurous customers.

Key features:

* Meets Military Specifications 810F standards for shock, low pressure (altitude), low and high temperature, temperature shock, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, vibration, sand and dust

* Push to Talk–capable for fast two-way communication

* Copy and paste feature for text entry * Enhanced apps storefront with shopping cart, recommendations, search features and more

* Mobile Email app to send and receive email with text and picture attachments and search through contacts

* Search contents in calendar, contacts, recent calls, messages, menu and multimedia with the phone search feature

* Social networking feature to update statuses on social networks such as Facebook®, MySpace™ and Twitter™

Lifestyle features:

* VZ Navigator® capable – receive audible turn-by-turn directions to millions of points of interest and share the directions with others

* V CAST Video capable

* Bluetooth® version 2.1 capabilities support for headset (mono and stereo), hands-free, dial-up networking, serial port, object push (vCard and iCalendar only), basic image, basic printing and phonebook access

* Full suite of messaging options, including text, picture, video and voice messaging and mobile instant messaging

* HTML Web browser

* Personal organizer with calendar, tip calculator, currency converter, notepad, alarm clock, world clock and stop watch

* Stereo speakers

* Dual microphones with noise cancellation technology

* microSD™ card slot with support for up to 32 GB

* 3.2-megapixel camera with flash

Pricing and data plans:

* The Samsung Convoy 2 is available for $79.99 after a $50 mail in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

* Verizon Wireless customers can add unlimited Push to Talk for $5 per month, per line to any qualifying nationwide voice plan.

* Samsung Convoy 2 customers will be able to try the Mobile Email app for 10 uses at no additional charge. Customers will be given the option to subscribe to Mobile Email for $5 monthly access after the tenth use.


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