Samsung Smooth hitting Verizon Wireless stores, slated to launch April 1st

A couple of our VZW ninjas sent along the contents of a memo setting an April 1st release date for the upcoming Samsung Smooth U-350, successor to the current U-340. This entry-level handset will feature a 128×160 65K color TFT display, 1xRTT support, VGA camera, Bluetooth, GPS and support for a suite of VZW-centric services like Chaperone, VZ Navigator, Mobile Email and Mobile Web. The phone is reportedly arriving in some stores now so if you really want this blue-gray clam shell, you may be able to sweet talk your way into getting one early. In terms of pricing you’re looking at either $30 with a 2-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate, though we’re told it may end up being $50 after rebate through some channels. Hit the jump for a full rundown of the specifications and few more close-ups of this little handset that could.

Thanks, VZWNinja and anonymous!

The new Samsung Smooth appeals to tweens, teens and parents alike. It looks cool on the outside and has a lot to offer on the inside. With a full list of messaging options including TXT, Picture Messaging, Mobile Web Mail, you can easily keep up with your social scene. Snap a few pics of your busy life with the VGA camera, send them to friends and fire up your Bluetooth headset to have a laugh. Suddenly life seems a little smoother.

BT Profiles: Headset, HF, SP, OP for vCard & vCalendar, Phonebook Access
Bilingual Interface: English/Espanol
Bluetooth (see BT Profiles for details)
Brightness Adjustment
CDMA 1X 800/1900mHz Digital Only
Camera – VGA
Chaperone Parent/Child capable
Color Effects: Normal, Black & White, Antique, Negative, Green, Aqua
Device Software Update: Download software upgrades Over-The-Air
Digital Zoom: up to 10 steps, depending on resolution adjustment
Directional Microphone
Embedded Ringtones, Vibrating Alerts & Silent
GPS Enabled / E911
Hearing Aid Compatibility:M4/T4
Media Center: Download Games, Ringtones, & More
Mobile Email, Mobile Web Mail and Chat Capable
Mobile Web
OTA Capable
Personal Organizer: Calendar with Scheduler, Note Pad
Phonebook with up to 1000 entries
Preview Mode
Resolution Adjustment: 640×480, 320×240, 160×120
Self Timer: Off, 5 or 10 seconds
Shutter Sound Selection
TTY compatible
Text, Picture, and Voice Messaging
Tools: Alarm Clock, World Clock, Calculator with Converter, StopWatch
Voice Commands
White Balance: Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent

Mode: All Digital Talk Time:  Up To 300 Minutes
Color:  N/A  Standby Time: Up To 336 Hours
Size: 3.78H x 1.87W x 0.76D Screen Size: 1.9″
Weight: 3.35oz.
Screen Resolution:  128 x 160, 65K color TFT
Number of Contacts: 1000
Current Software Version:

Included With Handset
Quick Reference Guide
Standard Lithium Ion Battery
User Manual
Wall Charger


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