Samsung Zeal on Verizon Wireless Includes E-Ink Keypad, $80 Price Tag
The Samsung Zeal is coming to Verizon Nov. 11. Featuring a dual-hinge and an E Ink keypad that realigns itself vertically or horizontally, the Zeal is priced at $80 after rebate.Verizon Wireless and Samsung have introduced the Zeal, a dual-hinge messaging phone that offers more than meets the eye. Reminiscent of the Samsung Alias 2, the Zeal can be used vertically or horizontally. Hold it vertically and open it like a traditional clamshell, and the keypad, using E Ink technology, offers a straightforward numeric keypad with navigational arrows in the four directions. Open it in landscape mode, however, and the keypad reworks itself into a full QWERTY keypad.
The Zeal supports Microsoft Office Exchange, so users can sync it with corporate e-mail, contacts and calendar information. It can also support all types of messaging-mobile chat, mobile IM, text, picture, video, etc.-as well as mobile and Web-based e-mail. There's a 2-megapixel camera with video capabilities, Bluetooth connectivity and-for an extra fee-the Zeal can support Verizon's VZ Navigator, for turn-by-turn directions, points of interest and the ability to share directions with friends.