Samsung Glyde U940
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Samsung's Glyde Slides Open at Verizon
Today Samsung announced the SCH-u940 Glyde, a new sideways slider for Verizon Wireless that has a touch screen user interface on the front. The Glyde is a CDMA version of the F700. Its UI is based on Samsung's Croix interface, but has been heavily modified for Verizon. It features haptics feedback and measures 240 x 440 pixels. The Glyde also slides open to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard for messaging. Other features include a 2 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, a microSD slot for storing media (supports up to 8GB), and stereo Bluetooth. The Glyde has EVDO data, a full HTML browser, and supports Verizon's Get It Now and V Cast services. The Glyde will cost $250 after rebates with a new two-year agreement.
Samsung U940 Hurdles FCC
Documents seen on the FCC site today revealed the Samsung U940. The U940 is a CDMA version of the Ultra Edition F700. It is a sideways slider that has a full QWERTY keyboard, EV-DO data, Bluetooth and memory card slot. The camera has been downgraded from 5 to 2 megapixels, and there is no word if it is still autofucus or not. The documents show Verizon branding on the phone and also mention compatibility with Sprint's Power Vision services. Neither carrier has officially announced it will carry this device. The GSM version of the phone uses Samsung's Croix touch interface. This CDMA version could have a different user interface to suit carrier needs.