News Release

Verizon Wireless Gleam Turns Purple

Thin Samsung Clamshell with Living Wallpaper Gets a New Color for the New Year

January 23, 2008

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7518Kimberly Walton
MWW Group for Samsung Mobile
kwalton@mww.com
972-301-5402

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the availability of the Verizon Wireless Gleam by Samsung in purple. A shiny thin clamshell with a new living wallpaper user interface, the purple Verizon Wireless Gleam by Samsung will be available tomorrow at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com.  

The purple Gleam's living wallpaper capability allows Verizon Wireless customers to easily see the phone's status with either a city or country view that changes with the time of day. The phone also features the same popular multimedia and messaging capabilities as the original metallic bronze Gleam, such as Get It Now®, Mobile Web 2.0SM, V CAST Music and Video, Instant Messaging using AIM®, MSN®, Yahoo!®, and text, picture and video messaging. Other features include:

  • Bluetooth® wireless technology for certain profiles (including Object Push Profile for vCard, as well as headset, hands-free, serial port and certain dial-up networking profiles, phonebook access, Bluetooth stereo support for music, basic image for sending/printing non-protected images to a compatible device, and basic print profile)
  • microSD memory slot for up to 4 GB of expandable memory
  • 240 x 320 pixel, 262K TFT color internal display and 96 x 96 pixel, 65K TFT external display
  • Dimensions: 3.88" x 1.91" x .55"; 3.35 ounces with standard battery
  • Bilingual user interface: English and Spanish
  • TTY-TTD capable
  • Personal organizer with Calendar, Calculator, Notepad, Currency Converter, Alarm Clock, World Time, and Stop Watch

The purple Gleam will be available Friday for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores from coast-to-coast and online at www.verizonwireless.com.

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

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 68,000 employees nationwide. The company 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, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit 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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