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Verizon Wireless Launches Samsung Intensity II

Jul 29, 2010 (12:07 PM EDT)
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QWERTY Keyboard, Social Networking Features Keep Customers Connected

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and DALLAS, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced that the Samsung Intensity™ II is available online today and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the coming weeks.  Made partly from recycled plastic, the feature-rich Intensity II boasts a horizontal slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a music player, one-touch access to social networking sites, and a 1.3-megapixel infrared camera with night vision.

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The Intensity II's design includes an exterior battery cover made from 35 percent post-consumer materials, which is recycled plastic extracted from water bottles or other recycled polycarbonate materials.

"We're excited about the Intensity II launch because a major part of Verizon's sustainability strategy is providing products that utilize post-consumer materials," said Jim Gowen, chief sustainability officer for Verizon.

For customers interested in calculating their own carbon footprints, the Intensity II offers an eco-calculator to track car fuel mileage, efficiency and estimated amount of carbon dioxide emitted, along with a calendar and ringtones.  

Colors: Deep Gray and Metallic Blue  

Key features and specifications:

  • Full horizontal slide-out QWERTY keyboard with external numeric keypad
  • 2.2-inch QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) screen
  • 1.3-megapixel infrared camera with night vision; series and divided shot modes; and color effects, including normal, black and white, antique, negative, aqua and green
  • Voice commands and advanced speech recognition
  • Bluetooth® technology with support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access, basic imaging, object push for vCard and vCalendar, and serial port
  • microSD™ card slot with support for up to 32 GB (card purchased separately)

Lifestyle features:

  • Built-in music player
  • One-touch contact list to access frequently used contacts instantly
  • Full suite of messaging options, including text, picture and voice messaging; Mobile IM; Mobile Chat; Mobile Email; and Mobile Web
  • Social Beat application offers customers a single point for accessing social networking sites, including Facebook®, Twitter™ and MySpace®; e-mail; content feeds and instant messaging
  • VZ Navigator® capabilities for customers to receive audible turn-by-turn directions to millions of points of interest and share the directions with others
  • Media Center provides access to downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location-based services and more
  • Personal organizer and tools with calendar, calculator with currency converter, alarm clock, world clock and stop watch
  • Supports Verizon Wireless services, including V CAST Music with Rhapsody® (subscription and PC downloads only), V CAST Song ID and VZW Tones

Additional environmental features:

  • Packaging partially made from recycled paper and partially printed with soy ink, along with reduced package size, which creates less material to dispose of or recycle and less weight for shipping
    • Box: 60 percent recycled paper
    • Quick reference guide: 20 percent recycled paper
  • High-efficiency charger that alerts when battery is fully charged

Price and availability:

  • The Samsung Intensity II is available online today at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the coming weeks for $49.99 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 who purchase the Intensity II can donate their old phones and put them to good use with Verizon Wireless' HopeLine® cell phone recycling and refurbishing program.  Customers can simply drop off or mail in their old wireless phones and, at the same time, help victims of domestic violence.  The used phones are either refurbished or recycled in an environmentally sound way.  With the proceeds from the donated phones, Verizon Wireless helps provide wireless phones and airtime to victims of domestic violence, as well as funding and other contributions to non-profit domestic violence shelters and prevention programs across the country.
  • For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, Nasdaq: VOD).  For more information, visit 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.

SOURCE Verizon Wireless