Verizon Wireless announced this week that it has launched the sequel to the Samsung Intensity, a handset simply known as the Samsung Intensity II. Some highlights of the phone include a horizontal slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 1.2 megapixel infrared camera with night vision, a music player and one-touch access to social networking sites. The social networking application called Social Beat offers quick access to Facebook, Twitter and MySpace in addition to email, content feeds, and instant messaging.
The new model also has an eco-friendly slant. It’s partly made from recycled plastic, with its battery cover extracted from 35 percent post-consumer materials. In addition, the packaging is partially made from recycled paper and partially printed with soy ink. Inside, an eco-calculator can track your car’s fuel mileage, calculate the auto’s efficiency, and estimate the amount of carbon dioxide your ride gives off.
The new device is available for purchase in two color flavors, namely Deep Gray and Metallic Blue. Its specifications list includes the horizontal slide-out QWERTY keyboard with external numeric keypad, a 2.2-inch screen that boasts a QVGA (240 x 320 pixel) resolution, 1.3-megapixel infrared camera with night vision, voice commands and advanced speech recognition, Bluetooth technology that sports various profiles, and a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space.
The Samsung Intensity II is will be available in a few weeks and will retail for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Check out new prices and buy it from Amazon.