Verizon unveils the Samsung Trance

By on April 23, 2009 at 7:48 AM.

Verizon unveils the Samsung Trance

Just as we said in our exclusive post a few weeks ago, Verizon Wireless has just announced that the Samsung Trance will go on sale Friday, April 24th for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in with a two-year contract. For those of you not familiar with the device, the Trance is a mid-range phone geared towards those seeking out a decent MP3 player replacement. As you’ll recall, the Trance packs Bang & Olufsen ICEpower external speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack, 1GB of on-board memory and microSDHC support for a card up to 16GB. The rest of the specs are as follows:

  • 2.1-inch display with 176 x 220 resolution
  • CDMA 1X 800/1900mHz Digital Only
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • 1GB of Internal memory dedicated to Music, up to 16GB microSD expansion
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Bluetooth
  • Mobile email, mobile web, VZ Navigator, Chaperone Parent and chat capable
  • V CAST music with Rhapsody support
  • Music Player for MP3, WMA & unprotected AAC & unprotected AAC+ Formats
  • One touch access to music and ability to create & manage playlists and to multitask while listening to music
  • Sync music from PC to phone (over the air music downloads are not supported)
  • Text, Picture, and Voice Messaging with threaded messaging feature
  • Tools: Alarm Clock, World Clock, Calculator with Converter, Stop Watch

Anyone out there going to be picking up a Trance this Friday?

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Samsung M7600 takes a small cue from Helio, big cue from Spinal Tap

By on February 7, 2009 at 1:52 PM.

Samsung M7600 takes a small cue from Helio, big cue from Spinal Tap

We can’t help but think of the upcoming Helio Ocean 2 when looking at this device – it’s as if Samsung took a good chunk of its design cues from fellow Korean handset manufacturer Pantech. However, it is definitely safe to say that physical design is where the similarities end… As in, hit a brick wall end. This new offering from Samsung, as noted by the ridiculous and hopefully proto-only branding seen in the picture, has audio that is powered by Bang & Olufsen by way of an internal B&O amp. Translation: This thing is going to be the music phone to end all music phones with a price tag to end all price tags. Yes, the volume may in fact go up to 11. Other features include a 3 megapixel camera, DivX support and a 2.8″ AMOLED touchscreen (we’re not sure if it’s capacitive or resistive, but it’s Samsung so we’re guessing the latter). For some odd reason, they decided to add a DJ feature where you can record tracks, scratch and add effects. Rumors slate the release of this device for May 2009, so keep your eyes peeled but don’t hold your breath. We really can’t picture any US carriers with this device any time soon but maybe we’ll get lucky with some quad-band 3G. Yeah, we doubt it too. Hit the jump for more shots of this beauty.

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