Good lord we hope this one is true. Word on the street is that the Samsung F700, aka the Samsung Croix, will be coming to the US. The rumor places the phone in the loving hands of Verizon, but there’s no word on just when or how that might happen. The Croix is one heck of a phone, sporting a 3 megapixel camera, gorgeous screen, and HTC-style sliding QWERTY keyboard. But we all know how Samsung gets down with the keyboards, so watch out. The current GSM/HSDPA combo would obviously be replaced by a CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A chipset, but all other relevant details would remain the same. As always, we’ll wait until the writing is on the wall before declaring victory, but we’d be pretty happy if this panned out.


Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.