Verizon Wireless and Samsung Introduce Slim, Dual-Hinge Phone - the Perfect Combo for e-mail and TXT Messaging SCH-u740 is Stylish, Dual Flip that Features Full QWERTY Keyboard for Text Enthusiasts Along with V CAST for Video and Music

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and DALLAS, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the availability of the SCH-u740 from Samsung - a slim, sleek and stylish messaging device with a dual-hinge. The handset's unique design allows for communications options both vertically and horizontally with its full QWERTY keyboard and offers customers the ability to access Verizon Wireless' multimedia services, including V CAST Music and Video, Get It Now(R) and Mobile Web 2.0(SM).     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070214/NYW008 )     The Samsung SCH-u740 is available in a stylish metallic champagne color with couture appeal and Ivy League brainpower. Text enthusiasts can open the phone horizontally to find a full QWERTY keyboard at their fingertips for ease of use in text messaging and e-mail using Wireless Sync, Verizon Wireless' proprietary e-mail solution. With Wireless Sync, Verizon Wireless customers can synchronize their SCH-u740 with their home or office PC for easy access to their new e-mail, calendar, contacts and task information.     "Young adults average 98 text messages a week, and the SCH-u740 provides greater ease of use for text enthusiasts," said Peter Skarzynski, senior vice president, Samsung. "The stylish, slim form factor of the SCH-u740 provides the best of both worlds with a full QWERTY keyboard for texting and optimal voice communications services."     Open the flip vertically and the SCH-u740 is a stylish, thin clamshell phone with a 1.3 megapixel camera with flash, Bluetooth(R) capabilities, microSD(TM) card slot and extensive voice commands. And with V CAST Music, customers can choose from more than 1.5 million songs to download and play on their phones while they're on-the-go.     The new SCH-u740 also features a 2.2 inch, 176 x 220 TFT display in one of the slimmest and lightest dual-hinge mobile devices. Other key features include:     *  1.3 megapixel digital camera with flash     *  Camcorder     *  V CAST-capable:           --  V CAST Music - download songs over the air or transfer your own               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, Ring Tones, wallpapers, location        based services and more     *  Mobile Web 2.0-capable - customizable, enhanced wireless access to the        latest in news, sports, weather and more     *  Instant Messaging using AIM, MSN, Yahoo     *  TXT Messaging, Picture Messaging and FLIX Messaging     *  Bluetooth wireless technology supports Object Push Profile for vCard,        as well as headset, hands free, serial port and certain dial up        networking profiles     *  Expandable memory with microSD memory card slot     *  Dimensions: 3.8" x 2.04" x .58"; 3.65 ounces with standard battery     *  Bilingual user interface: English and Spanish     *  TTY/TTD Capable     *  Personal organizer with Calendar, Calculator, Notepad, Currency        Converter, Alarm Clock, World Time and Stop Watch     The SCH-u740 is available today 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 2,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores.     For more information on V CAST, V CAST Music and other Verizon Wireless multimedia services, visit www.verizonwireless.com, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store or call 1-800-2 JOIN IN.     About Verizon Wireless     Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 59 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 65,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:   VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.     About Samsung Telecommunications America     Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.     About Samsung Electronics     Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 90 offices in 51 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.  

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