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An 'intense' look at Verizon's Samsung Intensity III (pictures)

The Samsung Intensity III is a rugged feature phone with a built-in keyboard and a "fake call" feature that lets you get out of squirmy social situations.

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Verizon's Samsung Intensity III

With its durable design and built-in call simulator, the Samsung Intensity III from Verizon not only can survive a physically intense environment, but also can get you out of socially intense ones too.
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Rear-facing camera

On the back of the Samsung Intensity III is a 2-megapixel camera with an accompanying reflective circle for vanity shots.
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Sealed microSD card slot

The Intensity III's microSD card slot is protected by a small plastic door with a rubberized exterior.
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A look at the screen

The Samsung Intensity III sports a 2.4-inch screen with a 240x320-pixel resolution.
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Sliding keyboard

The Intensity III also hosts a four-row slideout QWERTY keyboard for messaging.
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Rugged exterior

Though it's low tech, it satisfies military specs to withstand extreme temperature changes, fog, humidity, dust, and solar radiation. Unfortunately, it isn't water-resistant.

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