Verizon's new 3G Samsung phone

Though it may look rather boring, the SCH-U540 should offer a solid feature set

Samsung SCH-U540 Mobiledia

After weeks of rumors of a new Samsung phone for Verizon Wireless, the Samsung SCH-U540 is now officially on deck. According to Verizon's Testman Web site, long a reliable source of what's coming soon for the carrier, the SCH-U540 should land in stores very soon. The design is far from exciting--basically your dull silver flip phone--but the inside promises more offerings than we thought originally. Its features should include a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, a speakerphone, a microSD card slot, EV-DO support, V Cast and V Cast Music compatibility, voice commands, and support for Verizon's VZ Navigator and Chaperone services. The price seems reasonable so far at $79 with a two-year contarct.

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