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Phones buzz to the beat

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

Verizon Wireless said Monday it's selling Samsung'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.