Samsung has revealed two new phones designed for the American market, dubbed the Rogue and Intensity.
The first of the handsets, Samsung Rogue U960, comes as the successor of Glyde and has a fantastic design, with a stunning 3.1-inch AMOLED touch-screen display; a roomy, four-row horizontal slide-out QWERTY keyboard that’s easy to use; a 3.5-mm headset jack; a microSD card slot that can take up to 16GB cards; and a 3-megapixel camera with an LED flash and video capture and editing capabilities.
In addition, the full HTML browser with Flash Lite support is quite impressive as you can have access to social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Other great features include threaded messaging, EV-DO Rev. A, stereo Bluetooth, and access to V Cast broadband services like V Cast video and V Cast Music and also File Viewer, which is capable of viewing Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Adobe PDF documents.
Besides, Verizon Wireless, which is the lucky carrier this year, said that Rogue customers who want to use data, e-mail and applications can purchase one of two data plans. For $9.99 per month they’ll get 25MB and for $19.99 per month they’ll get 75MB.
The price tag for the bronze and black Rogue has been set at $99.99 upon the signing of a two-year contract agreement with the carrier and after a $100 rebate. The device is also available with a one-year agreement, priced at $169.99, and for full retail, sporting a $419.99 price tag.
The second Samsung mobile phone Verizon launched on its network, the Intensity U450, has a 2.1-inch display and comes with countless features to help you stay connected with family and friends, such as mobile IM, plus picture and voice messaging with threaded messaging features. And because it’s not a touch-screen model, the Intensity features a standard numeric keypad below the display.
The new phone has a built-in 1.3-megapixel camera with night shot, self-timer, multi-shot and shutter sound selection, integrated microSD card slot with support for up to 16GB (card purchased separately), Bluetooth, a speakerphone, a personal organizer, voice commands such as Voice Dial, Menu Readout, Digital Dial Readout, TXT Message Readout, Call Announcement, My Verizon and Help and it is compatible with your PC for VCAST Music with Rhapsody (over-the-air downloads are not supported on the Samsung Intensity).
The price of the Intensity depends on your choice of color. The charcoal gray version is $29.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a two-year agreement. If you’d like it in Flamingo red, the Intensity is free with a new two-year customer agreement and available only online.