Verizon Wireless Announces the Samsung Alias(TM) 2

Verizon Wireless Announces the Samsung Alias(TM) 2

Dual-Hinge Messaging Phone is First Handset in the U.S. to Feature State-of-the-Art E Ink Transforming Keypad


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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and DALLAS, May 11 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)(1) announce the availability of the Samsung Alias(TM) 2, the next generation dual-hinge messaging phone with the convenience of an E Ink transforming keypad in a unique flip-style format.

Available color: Charcoal grey

Key features:

— Dual-hinge form factor with E Ink keyboard that changes based on what the user needs

– Open it vertically as a flip phone and it has a traditional numeric keypad and can change to an alpha-only keypad

– In landscape, the phone features a QWERTY keypad that can change to numeric with symbols

— Supports RemoSync, so customers can synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from their office PCs

— 2.0 megapixel camera and video capture capabilities

— Bluetooth(R) technology with support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access, basic print, basic imaging, object push for vCard and vCalendar and serial port

Lifestyle features:

— VZ Navigator(SM)

— Visual Voice Mail

— Media Center-capable — downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location-based services and more

— Mobile Web

— Mobile Email; Mobile IM; and text, picture and video messaging

— microSD(TM) card slot with support for up to 16 GB (card purchased separately)

— Personal organizer with calendar, calculator with currency converter, notepad, alarm clock, world clock and stop watch

Price and availability:

— The Samsung Alias 2 is available today for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate as a debit card that can be used anywhere debit cards are accepted.

— VZ Navigator is available for $2.99 daily access, and Visual Voice Mail is available for $2.99 monthly access. RemoSync is available for $9.99 monthly access. Other charges may apply when downloading or using applications.

— Customers can purchase the Samsung Alias 2 beginning today at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores or online at http://www.verizonwireless.com . For additional information on any Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to http://www.verizonwireless.com .

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com . To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia .

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit http://www.samsungmobileusa.com .

About Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$105 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of two main business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit http://www.samsung.com .

(1) Samsung Mobile is proud to provide ENERGY STAR-qualified power adapters with its mobile phones and accessories. ENERGY STAR qualified products use less energy, save money, and help protect the environment. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR meet strict energy-efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy.

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Verizon Wireless Announces the Samsung Alias(TM) 2