The buying experience of cell phones has always been frustratingly full of unknowns: you don't have a good idea of what the service coverage will be like before switching plans, you don't know what reception your specific phone will get, and you are usually stuck with a dummy non-operative phone to look at in the store that gives you little idea how it will actually work.
The Samsung Juke has one of the most unique designs we've seen on a cell phone. With its skinny dimensions and swivel design, the Juke swings open almost like a switchblade. Though we like its spun-metal mechanical scroll wheel, we're not too thrilled by the slick keypad and the Juke's poor feature set. Yes, the Juke does come with a built-in music player and a simple VGA camera, but unlike a lot of other Verizon music phones, the Juke does not come with EV-DO or, most importantly, access to V Cast Music. Sure, you can just upload … Read more
Sneaky Samsung has been hard at work slipping new phones under the radar. Though last week, it announced the Gleam SCH-U700 with a bit of fanfare other handsets have yet to get such love. Yesterday the company's SCH-U410 popped onto Verizon Wireless' Web site. As we told you back in May, the SCH-U410 flip-phone design is modeled after the Samsung SCH-U340. But, while the SCH-U340 offered only the most basic features, the SCH-U410 is a bit more advanced. Inside you'll find Bluetooth, a VGA camera, and compatibility with the carrier's GPS service. The SCH-U410 is $29.99 … Read more