>> Ms. Lee: I'm Nicole Lee associate
editor for cnet.com and this is a first look at
the Samsung Intensity from Verizon Wireless.
As you can see here is a very nice compact
messaging phone. It has curved corners all
around here. It has a very nice soft touch
plastic cover on the back here. It's a nice
2.1 inch color display. Underneath that you do
get a typical navigation keys. You do get the
two soft keys, then round circular toggle, a
dedicated speakerphone key, as well as the
clear key and the send and end and power keys.
And underneath that you do get a very nice
number key pad as well. On the side here you
do get the 2.5mm headset jack. A volume rocker
as well as the charger jack. On the other side
here you do get the voice command key as well
as the camera key. On the back you get the 1.3
mega pixel camera lens as well as a
self-portrait mirror and the external speaker.
There's also a micro-SD card slot but you have
to remove the battery cover to get at it.
Slide the phone to the right and you will get a
full qwerty keyboard, a four row qwerty
keyboard here. There are two sockets on either
side here for use in landscape mode. There's
also a dedicated messaging key and the arrow
keys are marked out in gray and they share a
space with the l and m and p keys. The
keyboard is overall quite really easy to use.
Features on the Intensity are quite minimal.
You do get the 1.3 mega pixel camera as well as
text and multimedia messaging, instant
messaging, e-mail and so forth. You also get
GPS as well as a music player. The Samsung
Intensity is compatible with the vCast music
with Rhapsody but you can't download songs over
the air because it does not have evideo. You
can sync up your existing music on your PC with
it though or any rhapsody subscription tracks
you may have. The Samsung Intensity is $29.99
in this charcoal gray version with a two year
agreement with Verizon Wireless. Even better
is the flaming red version which we don't have
right here but it's available exclusively on
Verizon Wireless Online Store for free. I'm
Nicole Lee and this has been a first look at
the Samsung Intensity from Verizon wireless.