Samsung Releases Stylish Horizontal Slider With Full QWERTY Keyboard With Verizon Wireless

    SCH-i760 Features Windows Mobile 6

    DALLAS, Oct. 18 /CNW/ -- Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung)
today announced the availability of the SCH-i760, a full QWERTY horizontal
slider featuring Windows Mobile 6, with Verizon Wireless, operator of the
nation's most reliable wireless network.
    The SCH-i760 is a device for the professional user who wants a stylish,
yet intelligent and robust smartphone. The SCH-i760 operates Microsoft Windows
Mobile 6 Professional featuring Microsoft Office Mobile applications such as
Word, Excel and PowerPoint. In addition, the SCH-i760 features a touch-
sensitive screen and many convenient features such as a slide-out QWERTY
keyboard, a separate dial-pad, a stylus and WiFi capabilities.
    To accommodate the horizontal sliding feature of the phone, the screen
automatically changes orientation to portrait and landscape views. The SCH-
i760 also features a camcorder, a 1.3 megapixel camera and Windows Mobile
Media Player 10 Mobile.
    "The SCH-i760 is an exciting handset for Samsung because it features a
full QWERTY keypad in a horizontal slider," said Peter Skarzynski, senior vice
president, Samsung. "This is the next generation in smartphones and features
the total business package."
    Key features of the new Samsung SCH-i760 available through Verizon
Wireless include:

    -- 1.3 megapixel camera
    -- Camcorder
    -- Full QWERTY keyboard
    -- V CAST Capable
    -- Speakerphone
    -- Text messaging
    -- Stereo Bluetooth(R)
    -- Audio support for MIDI, WAV, AAC, AAC+, MP3, WMA ASF)
    -- Video support for MPEG4, WMV, ASF, H.264, H.263)
    -- Dimensions: 2.28" X 4.49" X .77" with standard battery
    -- Personal organizer with Calendar, Calculator, Notepad, Alarm Clock and
       World Clock
    -- Display: 240 X 320 pixel, 65K color TFT
        -- Touch sensitive LCD display
        -- 2.8 diagonal inches
        -- Up to 17 lines of dynamically-sized text
    The SCH-i760 is available for $349.99(*) after a $50 mail-in rebate and a
new two-year customer agreement.  Business customers may contact a Verizon
Wireless Business sales representative at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ to purchase the
device today.
    For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, customers
can visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or
    (*) Advanced Device Credit
    Verizon Wireless customers purchasing any of these devices along with a
voice and email calling plan of $79.99 or higher, or with a voice calling plan
of $39.99 or higher with an unlimited BlackBerry/PDA/Smartphone data plan are
eligible for an additional $100 credit toward the purchase of the device. This
credit is in addition to the mail in rebate associated with the purchase of
the device.  Details available at time of purchase.
    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  To preview and
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    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
    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

For further information:

For further information: Brenda Boyd Raney of Verizon Wireless, 
+1-908-306-4834,; or Kimberly Walton of MWW 
Group, +1-972-301-5402,, for Samsung Telecommunications 
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