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Verizon Wireless Introduces The Samsung Trance


BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Samsung Trance™ from Verizon Wireless is a high-powered music phone with touchpad navigation and enhanced audio quality backed by Bang & Olufsen’s ICEpower amp. It has a slim, slider form factor and is designed for the customer with an ear for music and an eye for style. The Samsung Trance will be available on April 24, 2009, in two colors – Piano Black and Electric Red.

Customers can purchase the Samsung Trance online at and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores. Verizon Wireless has priced the Samsung Trance at $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.


* V CAST Music with Rhapsody (subscription & PC downloads) – allows customers to choose from more than 5 million songs, download the master copy of their songs to their PCs free of digital rights management (DRM) software and sync their favorite tracks, albums and playlists from their PCs to their Samsung Trance phones using a USB cable (Note: over-the-air music downloads are not supported)
* microSD™ card slot that supports up to 16 GB of additional music (card purchased separately)
* Music player for .mp3, .wma, unprotected .aac and unprotected .aac+ formats
* 1 GB internal memory dedicated for music (actual formatted capacity is less)
* Create and manage playlists
* Ability to multitask while listening to music
* One touch access to music


* 1.3 megapixel camera with NightShot
* Brightness adjustment
* Self Timer: off, three, five or 10 seconds
* Color Effects: normal, black and white, antique, negative, green, aqua
* Preview mode
* Resolution adjustment: 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120, 128 x 96
* Digital zoom
* Multishot


* Supported Profiles: headset, hands-free, stereo, basic imaging, Object Push for vCard and vCal, serial port and phonebook access


* Embedded ring tones, vibrating alerts and silent
* Sound technology by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower
* Voice Commands: voice dial, menu readout, digit dial readout, text message readout, and call alert
* Speakerphone


* Bilingual interface: English/Español
* Airplane mode
* Personal organizer: calendar with scheduler, notepad
* Tools: alarm clock, world clock, calculator with converter, stopwatch
* Phonebook with up to 1,000 entries with multiple contacts
* Speed dialing
* Hearing aid compatibility = M4 T3


* CDMA 1x 800/1900 MHz digital only
* Dimensions: 4” x 1.97” x 0.55” with battery
* Screen size: 2.1”
* Display: 176 x 220 pixel, 262K TFT color
* Number of lines: eight
* 3.5 mm headset jack
* Weight: 3.53 ounces with standard battery
* SAR: head 1.34 W/kg, body 0.907 W/kg
* Usage time: up to 270 minutes with standard battery or
* Standby time: up to 300 hours with standard battery

Additional Services

* Mobile Web capable – customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather and more
* Mobile Email, Mobile Web Mail, and chat-capable
* Media Center – downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location-based services and more
* Text, picture, and voice messaging with threaded messaging feature
* Chaperone® Parent-capable – customers can view location information or be notified of the whereabouts of the Chaperone Child phone
* Chaperone® Child-capable – allows the Samsung Trance to have its location shared with family members via the Chaperone Web site, the Chaperone® Parent application or Child Zone® SMS alerts
* VZ Navigator(SM)-capable – customers can get audible turn-by-turn directions to more than 15 million points of interest and share the directions with others


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