The day after Labor Day you can count on Samsung to kick off the holiday shopping season by announcing new cell phones for the U.S. market. This year,
With slider designs and full alphabetic keyboards, the Intensity and Rogue are geared toward messaging. The Rogue, which resembles the Samsung
Features include a full Web browser; a 3-megapixel camera; messaging and e-mail; 3G (EV-DO) with support for Verizon's
The Intensity offers a 2.1-inch display. As it's not a touch-screen model, the Intensity features a standard numeric keypad below the display. Features include a music player; a 1.3-megapixel camera; voice commands and dialing; Bluetooth; a speakerphone; a personal organizer; a memory card slot; a standard Web browser; messaging and e-mail; and support for VZ Navigator. The Intensity can connect with V Cast Music with a PC connection, but it does not support wireless song downloads.
The bronze and black Rogue is $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a two-year service agreement.The price of the Intensity depends on your choice of color. The charcoal gray version is $29.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a two-year agreement. If you'd like it in red, the Intensity is free and available only online. Both handsets go on sale Tuesday.