Verizon Announces Samsung Reality, Teens Wait Impatiently

Boy, if you have Verizon, and you are thinking about getting a new phone, you are going to have plenty of options. Between the Kins, the HTC Droid Incredible, and the possibility of a new iPhone this summer, Verizon is certainly pandering to the teenage community. For those who want a more simple yet solid phone (that don’t necessarily need constant internet or apps), the Samsung Reality is certainly going to be a big contender and with specs like these, you can’t disagree:

  • 3-inch touch screen with TouchWiz interface. TouchWiz allows you to completely personalize your phone through special widgets. For instance, the communities widget allows you to post videos on YouTube, update your status on Facebook, and go to ESPN in a snap.
  • Horizontal slide-out keyboard
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with a slew of editing features such as: single, multi, panorama, mosaic and frame shot modes; and video capture capabilities, photo editing features, including Dynamic Canvas, which supports flash animations in pictures. Y’ know, just in case you ever need to edit entire movies on the go 🙂
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Corporate E-mail, support for Microsoft Exchange so you can e-mail on the go
  • Micro SD slot with support for 16 GB
  • Visual Voicemail, for those lazy moments when you just can’t lift your phone to hear the voicemail

The Samsung Reality is set to come out on April 22nd for a not-so-expensive $79.99 after a $50 mail in rebate and a 2 year new customer contract. However, as with many new phones coming out with Verizon, in order to get the most out of the Samsung Reality, you will have to purchase a 25 MB data plan for $9.99 (yes, on these new “feature phones”– or phones that don’t run a smartphone OS like BlackBerry, Android or iPhone– Verizon has begun adding in the requirement of a data plan in order to get the subsidized price).

So, are you going to go with the Reality? Or will you wait for the Droid Incredible or Kin to come out? Sound off in the comments.

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Posted on April 20, 2010, in Cell Phones and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. great post as usual!

  2. Quick note: Verizon’s $9.99 only gives you 25 MB, not 250 (which would be pretty damned solid considering the price). Nice post, though.

  3. I just got a ‘reality’ a couple of weeks ago but now i have some questions:

    1- I download some songs from my computer to the cell phone and I want to put’ em as ringtones but i can’t… anyone know how to do it?

    2- And I want to put a “call ton” or “ringback tone” (I am not sure how is that call) but I don’t how to do it either… I thought I download one from the verizon website but didn’t work, actually it went my husband’s phone and actually is not the song i bought.. uncided.

    I post these questions on http://www.samsung-reality.com but no answers.

    If anyone can help me with that I will really appreciate it…

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