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Verizon Launches Dual-Hinge U740

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Feb 14, 2007, 4:24 AM   by (staff)

Verizon today launched the Samsung u740, a mid-range phone with a unique dual-hinge design that allows the phone to open like a standard clamshell for phone calls or in landscape orientation for texting and other data functions. Despite this hinge and the fact that it features a full QWERTY thumb-board, it is still quite thin. Some of the keys double as a number pad when the phone is opened for voice calls. The u740 features EV-DO high speed data, Bluetooth, a 1.3 Megapixel camera and Micro SD slot. It is available for $150 with a 2 year contract and rebate.

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gjh1978

Feb 17, 2007, 12:08 PM

So you can see

Nobody is really psyched about this phone...and the number of posts show it...it is a sync with a qwerty keyboard...this style is going out fast...you want a qwerty that's decent...spend the damn money and buy a friggin PDA
the only problem tho is PDA phones require the data plan to get online which is 45 per month. So, if you dont want to drop $1000 over the 2 years to check the weather then you cant really compare them. blame verizon....
mdavro

Feb 14, 2007, 6:30 PM

One ugly phone

Saw this phone in Circuit City yesterday, and the gold color (let's face it, it's 1970's-era pimp gold, not champagne) will keep pretty much any guy, and a lot of girls, from buying it, no matter how cool the dual flip is. Until it comes out in a color other than something Huggy Bear would carry, you'll be seeing it primarily at Girlmania and Color Me Mine. And I agree with other posters who said the feature and specs set left a little to be desired. It's a great design, with already-outdated technology packed into it, in a color only My Little Pony would like. When it comes out in black, silver, gray, or nearly any color than metallic gold, I think it might do well.
gold is the new red Eh?
muchdrama

Feb 15, 2007, 5:34 PM

Dual-hinge

I wonder how this'll hold up to abuse?

And ideas?
Hey Drama

Good post btw to Karl on Cars or was to MT...


Anyway...

I have the 740 and its ok. There are 2 things about the hinge from using that I can say.

1. If you are hard on your phones, it is not gonna hold up.

2. Its not as go...
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SteveHRocks

Feb 14, 2007, 11:29 AM

No QVGA

You would think with all of the features this phone has, that it would have a QVGA display.

What a shame...and a waste.
SteveHRocks said:
You would think with all of the features this phone has, that it would have a QVGA display.

What a shame...and a waste.


Yeah...those 18 bit, high resolution screens are just SO terrible. You can...
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gocubs009

Feb 14, 2007, 1:10 PM

actually a good design

Not often will i be jelous of a CDMA phone, but this one would fulfill my need greatly, I don't have use for a PDA but text quite a bit, It would be nice to see this as a GSM model.
actually, a similar design already existed for GSM:

http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=751 »

albeit it was over a year and a half ago since it came out, so the newer version has newer technology applied to it.
I got a change to play with it too, the keyboard is a bit small but i think its easier to use than a standard dial pad for texting its was fast nice and surprisingly small smaller than the razr by like 20% and smaller than my lg-vx8600 so I think this...
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Djanifer9512

Feb 14, 2007, 7:35 AM

Looks Like the SYNC

Looks like a SYNC on the outside.... But, SURPRISE, it's got a full qwerty keyboard! Lame.
That keyboard looks like it would be a bit cumbersome to use. That's a standard flip phone with a full QWERTY keyboard crammed onto the same a normal phone dial pad would go? Interesting. Would have to see it in person.
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daveyp225

Feb 14, 2007, 1:35 PM

I'd really like to see this in black.

The Samsung a990 is much nicer looking in my opinion
 
 
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