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Confirmed: Samsung Alias 2 to launch May 11th for $79

Thanks to one of our ninjas we just got our hands on the launch details for the upcoming Samsung Alias 2. As rumored, the Alias 2 will launch in all channels on May 11th. It will shed the cramped dual QWERTY-numeric keyboard of the original Alias in favor of a dynamic electronic ink keyboard known as the “Magic Keypad”. Those who appreciate the slim form factor of the original Alias will be happy to know that the Alias 2 sports similar dimensions. Pricing on the new QWERTY V CAST phone will come in at an exceptionally low $79.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and two-year contract. A one-year contract will set you back $149 after a $50 mail-in-rebate or you can pony up $249 for full retail. Hit the jump for a full rundown of the official specs and a closeup of the “Magic Keypad”.

Thanks, Patrick!

The Samsung Alias 2 will feature the following specifications:

  • Unique 2-way flip form factor
  • Magic Keypad with electronic ink technology (keypad changes from a traditional keypad to QWERTY)
  • 2.6 inch display, 240×320, 262K TFT Color capable of 8 lines of text in portrait, 5 in landscape
  • 2.0 Megapixel Digital Camera/Camcorder with Night Shot
  • V CAST Music with Rhapsody, V CAST Video capable
  • Voicemail & visual voicemail capable
  • Mobile Web, Mobile Email, Mobile Web Mail, Mobile IM, Chat, VZ Navigator &  Chaperone Parent/Child capable
  • Up to 16GB microSD optional removable memory
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS Enabled/ E911
  • Speakerphone
  • 2.5mm headset jack
  • EVDO digital only
  • 4.01” x 2.04” x 0.67” and 4.34 ounces with standard battery (original alias is 3.85″ x 2.04″ x 0.59) with standard battery