We see plenty of phones with unique designs, but this week Samsung is bringing Verizon customers a shape we haven't seen in awhile. The Samsung Zeal is a dual-hinge messaging phone. Flip it in portrait mode like you would a clamshell phone to see a numeric keypad. Flip it in landscape mode to see an QWERTY keypad.
What's more, the Samsung Zeal's keypads use e-ink, a technology we've seen before in another dual-hinge e-ink phone, the
In addition to a unique design, the Zeal has a 2-megapixel camera, a microSD card slot that holds up to 32GB memory, and Bluetooth. On the software side, it will also have support for Web mail and Microsoft Exchange e-mail, instant messaging, Skype Mobile, a Web app, a social networking app, and VZ Navigator.
You can pick up the Samsung Zeal from Verizon on November 11 for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, and with a new two-year service agreement.