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Samsung u820 Adds More Social Networking to Verizon Wireless


Posted on March 24th, by Evan Selleck in archive. No Comments

Samsung’s big announcement yesterday was the Galaxy S, and it proved to everyone watching that, not only is Samsung definitely still in the mobile phone game (outside of “lady phones“), but that CTIA 2010 showed everyone the mobile phone industry is getting stronger with each passing day. This one slipped under the radar though, and considering the heavy-hitter potential of the Galaxy S, we can see why. The u820 is the standard touch-friendly device that Samsung is famous for. Oh, and guess what? TouchWiz makes an appearance as well.

The Samsung u820 is a 3-inch, WQVGA touchscreen, with physical QWERTY slider action. It also has a 3.2MP camera on the back, with video capture, 3.5mm headset jack, MicroSD card slot, full HTML browser, and full Microsoft Exchange email support. That camera and full keyboard should come in handy, as Samsung is keeping up with this whole social network integration thing. The u820 include a widget called Communities, where you’ll be able to update your status, as well as post pictures to all your social networking sites. It also features WouchWiz 2.0 for good measure.

While the phone may not be that nice on the eyes, it will get the job done for most customers. Especially for teenagers who need to be connected with their social sites at all times of the day. Verizon Wireless is the carrier of choice for this little nugget of joy, and it will cost you somewhere in the ballpark between $80 and $100 with a new (2-year) agreement. If this device is for you, you’ll have to wait until April 30th, when it should officially hit store shelves.

[via PhoneScoop, image via CNET]