Not your ordinary phone

The Samsung Alias 2 is a dual-hinged phone that opens horizontally to show a full keyboard.
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Front and center

The Alias 2 has a full-color external display. The controls below the display activate the music player and the camera.
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When opened in vertical mode, the Alias 2 has a numeric keypad, calling controls, navigation keys, and a few shortcut controls. Inactive buttons are blank.
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Send a message

When opened horizontally, the Alias 2 has a full alphabetic keyboard.
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Tap dance

The Alias 2 offers a comfortable texting experience.
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Show it off

The Alias 2 should win looks on the street for its unique design and E Ink keypad.
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From behind

The Alias has minimal features on its rear face.
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In profile

Unfortunately, the Alias 2 has a 2.5mm headset jack and a proprietary charger port.
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Though it's larger than most flip phones, the Alias 2 travels well.
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Photo time

The Alias 2's camera lacks a flash.
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