Verizon Wireless Gleam Turns Purple Thin Samsung Clamshell with Living Wallpaper Gets a New Color for the New

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    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and DALLAS, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon
 Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation's most reliable
 wireless voice and data network, and Samsung Telecommunications America
 (Samsung) today announced the availability of the Verizon Wireless
 Gleam(TM) by Samsung in purple. A shiny thin clamshell with a new living
 wallpaper user interface, the purple Verizon Wireless Gleam by Samsung will
 be available tomorrow at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online
 at www.verizonwireless.com.
 
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080124/NYTH020 )
 
     The purple Gleam's living wallpaper capability allows Verizon Wireless
 customers to easily see the phone's status with either a city or country
 view that changes with the time of day. The phone also features the same
 popular multimedia and messaging capabilities as the original metallic
 bronze Gleam, such as Get It Now(R), Mobile Web 2.0(SM), V CAST Music and
 Video, Instant Messaging using AIM(R), MSN(R), Yahoo!(R), and text, picture
 and video messaging. Other features include:
 
 
-- Bluetooth(R) wireless technology for certain profiles (including Object Push Profile for vCard, as well as headset, hands-free, serial port and certain dial-up networking profiles, phonebook access, Bluetooth stereo support for music, basic image for sending/printing non-protected images to a compatible device, and basic print profile) -- microSD(TM) memory slot for up to 4 GB of expandable memory -- 240 x 320 pixel, 262K TFT color internal display and 96 x 96 pixel, 65K TFT external display -- Dimensions: 3.88" x 1.91" x .55"; 3.35 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 purple Gleam will be available Friday for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores from coast-to-coast and online at www.verizonwireless.com. For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com. About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 68,000 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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