Samsung and Verizon continue their line of QWERTY keyboard phones in the Samsung Intensity III, a horizontal slider that this time has an edge of the rugged. The durable Intensity III passes military specification (8010F) for withstanding the elements, like heat and cold, fog, humidity, dust, and solar radiation.
On the features front, the Intensity III is a feature phone that comes with a 2.4 inch QVGA screen (240x320 pixel-resolution), text and multimedia messaging and social networking, and a 2-megapixel camera. You'll also find voice commands on the intensity III, VZ Navigator, and a microSD card slot that takes up to 32GB in expandable memory.
In addition to being brawny, the Intensity III is also sensitive with an eco bent. It's made from 80 percent post-consumer plastics and polycarbonate, and related apps include an eco calculator that keeps tabs on your car's mileage and carbon footprint.
You can pick up the Intensity III online today for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate (with a new two-year contract.) It goes on sale in the coming weeks in Verizon's retail stores.