Dual-Hinge Messaging Phone Features E Ink Transforming QWERTY Keypad and Social Beat Application

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and DALLAS – Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced that the Samsung Zeal™, a dual-hinge messaging phone in a unique, flip-style format with an E Ink technology transforming the QWERTY keypad, will be available online at and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Nov. 11.

Available color: Black

Key features:

  • Dual-hinge form factor with E Ink keyboard that changes based on the user’s needs

o    Open it vertically as a flip phone and it has a traditional numeric keypad and can change to an alpha-only keypad

o    In landscape, the phone features a QWERTY keypad that can change to numeric with symbols

  • Corporate Email support for Microsoft Office Exchange so customers can synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from their office e-mail
  • 2.0 megapixel camera with night and panorama shot, auto focus and camcorder
  • Bluetooth® technology with support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access, basic print, basic imaging, and object push for vCard and vCalendar

Lifestyle features:

  • Social Beat Widget – Offers a single point for accessing social networking sites, allowing customers to stay connected to Facebook®, Twitter™ and MySpace™ plus more than 50 news, sports and entertainment feeds
  • VZ Navigator® capable – Receive audible turn-by-turn directions to millions of points of interest and share the directions with others
  • Media Center – Access downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location-based services and more
  • Skype mobile™ capable
  • Mobile Web capable
  • Full suite of messaging options, including text, picture, video and voice messaging; Mobile IM; Mobile Chat; Mobile Email; and Mobile Web Email
  • microSD™ card slot with support for up to 32 GB (card purchased separately)
  • Personal organizer with calendar, calculator with currency converter, notepad, alarm clock, world clock and stop watch

Price and availability:

  • The Samsung Zeal will be available on Nov. 11 for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.  Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
  • Customers can purchase the Samsung Zeal beginning today at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores or online at  For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to