Phones buzz to the beat

Verizon Wireless cell phone battery vibrates to the ring tone beat.

Ben Charny Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Ben Charny
covers Net telephony and the cellular industry.
Ben Charny
Verizon Wireless said Monday it's selling 's SCH-n330 cell phone, which features a battery that vibrates to the beat of the its ring tone. The phone, $70 with a two-year contract, shakes and shimmies using VibeTonz technology, developed by San Jose, Calif.-based Immersion.

Reaching U.S. shores for the first time, the duet is another example of cell phone personalization. Earlier introduced examples are downloadable cell phone ring tones to replace a pre-packaged ringer, games and screensavers.