News Release

Verizon Wireless Introduces The Hip SCH-u550 From Samsung

Stylish Clamshell Features Built-In Camera, Plus V CAST Music and Video Capabilities

February 18, 2008

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7518Tracy Calabrese
MWW Group for Samsung
tcalabrese@mww.com  
972-301-5406

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the availability of the SCH-u550 from Samsung. This fashionable clamshell sports a trend-setting brown finish and lets customers download and listen to music, check out short video clips and take pictures and videos while on-the-go. Available today, the SCH-u550 can be purchased online at www.verizonwireless.com or in any of the 2,400 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores throughout the country.

In addition to a sleek, stylish design, the SCH-u550 features a 1.3 megapixel camera with Night Shot to enhance the camera's capabilities in dark environments and digital zoom, a camcorder, and Bluetooth® wireless capabilities for headsets, hands-free, serial port, certain dial-up networking profiles, and object push for vCard to further enhance customers' wireless experience. Verizon Wireless customers can also access V CAST Video, Verizon Wireless' multimedia service with news, sports and entertainment video clips, 3D games, and more; and V CAST Music, which offers access to over 2.7 million full-length songs from well-known and independent artists that can be purchased and downloaded over-the-air, directly to the SCH-u550. Additional features of the SCH-u550 by Samsung include:

  • Get It Now®-capable — download games, ringtones, wallpapers, location based services, and more
  • VZ NavigatorSM — visual and audible directions to a destination, locate businesses and other places in an area, get a map of a location, bookmark favorites and recent searches, and even share locations with others
  • Mobile Web 2.0SM — customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather, and more
  • Text, picture and video messaging
  • Instant Messaging using AIM®, MSN®, Yahoo!®
  • Expandable memory with microSD memory card slot
  • Dimensions: 3.77" x 1.93" x .64"; 3.35 ounces with standard battery
  • Advanced Speech Recognition
  • Speakerphone
  • Personal organizer with Calendar, Calculator, Notepad, Alarm Clock, World Time, and Stop Watch
  • Bilingual user interface: English and Spanish
  • TTY/TTD-capable
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility rating: M4/T4

The SCH-u550 is available today for $69.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. 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 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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 2006 parent company sales of US$63.4 billion and net income of US$8.5 billion. Employing approximately 138,000 people in 124 offices in 56 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Network Business and Digital Appliance 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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