Verizon Wireless Launches Samsung Intensity II

Posted by at 10:57 am on July 29, 2010

Verizon and Samsung Mobile today announced that the Samsung Intensity II is available online today and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the coming weeks. Made partly from recycled plastic, the feature-rich Intensity II boasts a horizontal slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a music player, one-touch access to social networking sites, and a 1.3-megapixel infrared camera with night vision.

Green Phone

The Intensity II’s design includes an exterior battery cover made from 35 percent post-consumer materials, which is recycled plastic extracted from water bottles or other recycled polycarbonate materials.  The packaging partially made from recycled paper and partially printed with soy ink, along with reduced package size.  The box is  60 percent recycled paper, while the quick reference guide is 20 percent recycled paper.

“We’re excited about the Intensity II launch because a major part of Verizon’s sustainability strategy is providing products that utilize post-consumer materials,” said Jim Gowen, chief sustainability officer for Verizon.

The Intensity II offers an eco-calculator to track car fuel mileage, efficiency and estimated amount of carbon dioxide emitted to help you reduce your carbon footprint.

Specs

The phone comes in deep gray and metallic blue has a  Full horizontal slide-out QWERTY keyboard with external numeric keypad;  2.2-inch QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) screen.  The camera is  1.3-megapixel infrared camera with night vision.  The camera also supports color effects, including normal, black and white, antique, negative, aqua and green

The phone supports Voice commands and advanced speech recognition, plus  Bluetooth support for headset, hands-free, stereo and phonebook access.   There is  microSD card slot with support for up to 32 GB.

Lifestyle features

  • Built-in music player
  • One-touch contact list to access frequently used contacts instantly
  • Full suite of messaging options, including text, picture and voice messaging; Mobile IM; Mobile Chat; Mobile Email; and Mobile Web
  • Social Beat application offers customers a single point for accessing social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter and MySpace; e-mail; content feeds and instant messaging
  • VZ Navigator capabilities for customers to receive audible turn-by-turn directions to millions of points of interest and share the directions with others
  • Media Center provides access to downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location-based services and more
  • Personal organizer and tools with calendar, calculator with currency converter, alarm clock, world clock and stop watch
  • Supports Verizon Wireless services, including V CAST Music with Rhapsody ® (subscription and PC downloads only), V CAST Song ID and VZW Tones

Price and Availability

The Samsung Intensity II is available online today at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the coming weeks for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

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