Samsung goes square with U.S. Cellular

The Samsung Gloss for U.S. Cellular goes square.

Text away with the Samsung Gloss. Samsung

Square phones like the LG Lotus may look rather peculiar, but it appears the trend is beginning to catch on. On Tuesday, Samsung launched its own square phone, the Gloss for U.S. Cellular.

Like the Lotus, the Gloss (aka the SCH-U440) has a square shape and a full QWERTY keyboard for texting. It comes in gray and pink and each color has a unique design on the front face.

Features include a 1.3-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, a music player, a personal organizer, a wireless Web browser, GPS with navigation services, voice recognition, a speakerphone, and a microSD card slot.

The Gloss is available immediately for $29.95 with a two-year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate. We'll review it just as soon as we can get a model.

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