Verizon Wireless is now offering the Samsung Brightside (SCH-U380) slider cell phone which features a 3.1-inch touchscreen display and full QWERTY slide-out keyboard. Users can quickly send text messages and update social networking sites with the Brightside’s one-touch access to messaging and contacts.
The Samsung Brightside has the Social Networks app preloaded, to give you a quick look at your Facebook and Twitter feeds. The phone offers built-in keyboard shortcuts — just press the spacebar to open the Social Networks app or Function + Z to open a quick list of emoticons for quick messaging. The Star key is a shortcut to your 12 favorite contacts. And there’s a dedicated messaging key as a shortcut for writing texts.
- One-touch access to contact list, messaging options (text, picture and email), camera function and Social Networks application, including Facebook and Twitter, allowing customers to update their status and upload photos instantly
- Full suite of messaging options, including text, picture and voice messaging and mobile email
- 3.2-megapixel camera with timer, brightness control and shooting modes (single, continuous, panorama, mosaic and frame); scene modes (landscape, sports, party, beach, sunset, dawn, fall, night, backlight, fire and candlelight)
- Display: 3.1-inch (240 x 320 Pixel)
- Talkk Time: 6.5 hours
- Document viewer feature — view documents in the following formats:
- Microsoft Office formats, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Adobe PDF
- ASCII documents
- HTML documents
- Images: JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG
Price and Availability
The Samsung Brightside (model SCH-U380) is available now from Verizon Wireless for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. It’s currently offered for $0.01 at Amazon.com.