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New Samsungs Coming To Verizon With TV, QWERTY

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Nov 15, 2006, 1:00 PM   by (staff)

Information about two new Samsung phones for Verizon has recently slipped out. Though both phones run Verizon's standardized interface, they each offer new features. Other than the new features, some of the details have not yet been finalized. It is possible the phones may not launch with all the features listed below:

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Nov 15, 2006, 1:08 PM

Verizon's standardized interface

....enough said.... Razz
They should change the name of the company from Verizon to "McWireless". Its the presumption that people are too stupid to figure out how a cell phone works that's so annoying. Plus robbing the consumer of something cell phone companies know how to ...
dancedjeric said:
....enough said.... Razz

Well, it certainly lends itself to familiarity, but who wants to look at the same interface with each phone he purchases?
Both of these phones have samsung's flash UI. I'm sure the verizon menu is in there, but the default is much different.
Why does everyone bitch about the damn standardized interface. JESUS! I really could give a rat's ass about how the menu is layed out as long as the damn phone works, and I get good reception. That's all you hear every time a new handset is released...
MS windows runs almost every PC.. shouldnt you complain about that?

Now MS is getting into cell phones...

Imagine the day MS is on allmost all cell phones and we look back and wish we had our verizon interface..

Point is verizon's interface ...
Basically.. the average American who purchases a Verizon cell, likes the UI.. Then when they get a new cell and they already understand the UI thats a big FOUR F-ing stars!!!! cause our parents are idiots when it comes to understanding electronics.. i...

Nov 16, 2006, 7:51 AM

when are they coming out

does anyone know when are they coming out???
Just saw this on in the U740 thread »

The Samsung U740 release date is Januray 8th 2007.

The Samsung U620 release date is Janurary 20th 2007 with the release of Mobile TV.

The LG 9400...

Dec 4, 2006, 8:22 AM

Will the U-740 have tv?

I just bought the lg 9900 and I am thinking of returning it for the U-740 I would love to have tv.

I read one article that said it wont. I am confused. Does anyone know if it will have tv?
No the U740 will not have TV. It will only have V-cast Video/music only.

Dec 8, 2006, 1:16 AM

u740 advanced speech recognition

will the u740 have speech to text capability like the a990?

Nov 15, 2006, 3:41 PM

Who cares???

So what? Sprint's new TV service will offer twice the content, just like their Power Vision does. VCAST is lame...all you can do is video clips, no streaming music, no satellite music..boring. Then you have to deal with their universal interface which takes away alot of cool features embedded in their phones. All this combined with high data rates, limited bluetooth capabilities..leaving Verizon was the best thing I've done. Sprint has the best multimedia experience..hands down
Can you tell me, how is your coverage with Sprint? I live in NY and everyone I know who has it has problems/sounds underwater...? They're data plans are money for the money than Verizon for sure, which is one of the reasons I'm shopping around.
I know but let them just be happy they get all upset when you say negative things about their precise verizon.
i care sprint suck in my area and verizon is better hands stop hating. Paranoid Laughing

Nov 15, 2006, 7:07 PM

These phones spit fire... so dope

wow man why would u ever think about buying LG when these hot thangs are comin out. i'm gettin me a u620...i dont care wut nobody say. watch some tv on my phone. when these phones droppin??
You shouldnt drop phones, its not good for them. Razz
they dont spit fire, DIE-LAN

Nov 20, 2006, 11:13 PM

Great, more places for the phone to break

Maybe it's because I work at a cell phone store that caters to a lot of farmers, feed lot workers, and truckers, but that phone looks like the exact opposite of the GZone. Not that it's a bad thing, I just don't feel like selling it because it looks like most of my customers will break it. I'd rather sell the V, the 8300, or the Nokia 8315.

Nov 18, 2006, 7:43 PM

awesome lookin but Verison will ruin it



Nov 18, 2006, 11:48 AM

I'm impressed with the U740

Even though the camera is only 1.3 mp, the dual hinge and qwerty keyboard are pretty nice. Hopefully this won't be like every other Samsung camera phone and take half a year to snap a still shot.
The camera isn't that important to me.
Speaker phone is though.
I hope it has a loud clear speaker.

I'd like to know how well it will play music and if it will play video. That will determine what size M-SD card to buy. No sense in wasting money...

Nov 18, 2006, 3:17 AM

740 ergonomics

I like the two way hinge!
I can't wait to handle the phone. I hope my chunky thumbs work with the close/small qwerty keys. I don't like the little keys on the Treo.
Is it going to have music/video player?
Smart phone? Outlook sync?
I hope I can flick it open with my thumb, with that hinge.
Sprint Guy James

Nov 15, 2006, 5:47 PM

Verizon fanboys, you can go nuts now. :P

Here's your excuse to officially drool and slobber all over your much dally-hooed provider. It seems they're finally trying to do something good with Data.

::pulls out hundreds of bibs and hands them out::

Very Happy
Something good with data? VZW is the largetst DATA providing wireless company in terms of revenue

Nov 16, 2006, 7:52 PM


anyone know the dimensions? i just wanted to get a feel of how big it is..
I read at HowardForums that it's about the same size/dimensions as the RAZR...

Nov 15, 2006, 3:21 PM

Verizon TV?!?!?!

Ok so how is this tv thing gonna work? I can't imagine the tv option will be free to use, no no that would be much to customer friendly + plus verizon wouldn't make any money. Ok i can deal with having to pay for a service, but how is this going to differ from V-cast. Am going to simply be able to tune into my local tv channels, or is it gonna be some special signal verizon sends out?
Is the 990 not going to support the TV service? If so that's garbage!!! Maybe with an update?
It's MediaFLO, so it operates on its own network, in its own spectrum. To be compatible, a phone must have a special extra radio chip and antenna.

It will be all live TV channels, like CNN and ESPN, etc. At the very least I do expect it to include ...
First of all...and I wish this would post to every message that says "of course this is going to cost us" or " I can't imagine the tv option will be free to use, no no that would be much to customer friendly" as stated above, WHY WOULD ANY BUSINESS TH...
you know for my two cents as a customer of verizon. i like the features they have and the packages they offer. as for tv on my phone wow...thats cool and if i have to pay to get it well have you pay for programming at your house (unless you use a regu...

Nov 15, 2006, 1:22 PM

These looks Great

I don't typically like sliders but I'm liking the looks of this one, I might give it go.
gunny said:
I don't typically like sliders but I'm liking the looks of this one, I might give it go.

NO GUNNY! Curiosity leads to familiarity, familiarity leads to smugness, smugness leads to...

Oh, let's just sa...

Nov 15, 2006, 2:17 PM

Don't text and drive! (urm)

OK so I do. All the time. Well somewhat frequently.

I have the VX8000 with large tactile keys. Makes it very easy and somewhat safe to text and drive.

Is texting and driving going to be inpractical with these tiny keys :-(

otherwise it looks nice Smile i hope we can add T9 words on the slider (unlike samsungs last phone)
WHAT!!!! you dont like this phone because you cant text and drive! what are you trying to kill someone. Dont text and drive what so ever, that is extremely dangerous. Where do you live so i can make sure i stay away from you lol.

Nov 15, 2006, 2:02 PM

u740 , typo in description

Delete D357, insert D 307 .
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