News Release

Verizon Wireless and Samsung Unveil New Value-Inspired Camera Phone

SCH-A870 Offers Host Of Popular Features With Mass Consumer Appeal

August 23, 2006

Brenda Boyd Raney
Brenda.Raney@verizonwireless.com
908-306-4834

Kristen Kelly
MWW Group for Samsung Mobile
kkelly@mww.com
972-231-2990

BASKING RIDGE, NJ and DALLAS — Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the availability of the SCH-a870, a new value-inspired camera phone designed with the mobile family in mind.

The SCH-a870 combines Samsung's popular clamshell design with a host of capabilities such as Bluetooth® wireless technology, speakerphone, Location Based Services such as VZ NavigatorSM, VoiceSignal's speech recognition, Web browsing and camera and video functionality. In addition, for those interested in gaming, the SCH-a870 comes with VibeTonz® technology which will allow customers to download and feel the beat of games and ring tones.

"The a870 was designed to satisfy the needs of today's mobile family," said Peter Skarzynski, senior vice president, Samsung. "It is a feature rich camera phone that we believe is not only best in class, but sets a new standard for today's value driven mobile phones."

Key features of the new Samsung SCH-a870 available through Verizon Wireless include:

  • Tri-Mode, with CDMA dual band, tri-mode network access, digital and analog
  • Get It Now® -capable — download games, ring tones, wallpapers and more
  • Mobile Web 2.0SM-capable — customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather and more
  • Bluetooth wireless technology support for certain profiles
  • VibeTonz — a dynamic technology for ring tones that vibrate to the beat of the melody so users can truly feel the music and allows users to assign unique vibrations for caller identification and various types of messages
  • VZ Navigator-capable — get audible turn by turn directions and location information from the phone
  • Personal Organizer (Calendar, Alarm Clock, World Clock, Notepad and Calculator)
  • Speakerphone
  • Advanced Speech Recognition by VoiceSignal
  • Dual displays:
    • Internal: 128x160 Pixel, 65K TFT Color
    • External: 96 x 96 Pixel, 65K STN
  • Dimensions: 3.6" x 1.8" x 0.85" 3.4 ounces with standard battery
  • Bilingual user interface: English and Spanish
  • Talk time: up to 200 minutes of talk time or up to 170 hours of standby time

The SCH-a870 is available today for $49.99 after $50 mail in rebate with a two-year customer agreement in more than 2,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, customers can visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 54.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, L.P., a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, see STA's website at www.samsungwireless.com.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 90 offices in 51 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com

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