For those who don't quite like the color of champagne, Verizon Wireless is now offering the dual-flip Samsung SCH-U740 phone in a simple black hue. Specs remain the same of course- you still get the full QWERTY keyboard, access to V Cast TV and V Cast Music, EV-DO support, a 1.3-megapixel camera--all now in the more sedate black. You can get it for a reasonable price of $99.99 after a two-year contract and an online discount.
Verizon Wireless updated its lineup today with the dual-hinged Samsung SCH-u740, a much-needed upgrade to the maligned Samsung SGH-d307. We saw the u740 earlier this year at CES and were delighted that Samsung made several improvements to this dual-flip, QWERTY keyboard wonder. On the aesthetic front, no longer do the QWERTY keys perform double duty as navigation controls (there are separate keys for that now) plus the u740 simply looks way more stylish with its champagne-and-black color scheme. But the most notable difference comes in the way of its impressive feature set: a 1.3-megapixel camera, a camcorder, a music … Read more
After its previous attempt at a dual-hinged flip phone fizzled, Samsung tried again with its new SCH-U740. Similar to the D307, the U740 features a full QWERTY keyboard (thankfully with better navigation controls this time) and can switch from portrait to landscape mode to quickly compose text messages and e-mails. But unlike the D307, the U740 ditches silver for a unique black and champagne color scheme and this time, the carrier will be Verizon Wireless instead of Cingular.
Though it's not a real smart phone since it doesn't run a third-party operating system, it still should offer a … Read more