The Samsung Zeal for Verizon Wireless gives you the convenience of a QWERTY keypad in a unique flip-style format. It has the same dual-hinge design and a Magic Key keypad using e-ink technology that made the Samsung Alias 2 a hit. In phone mode, you see a standard phone keypad. In texting mode, however, the keys magically change into a full, four-row QWERTY keypad.
The Zeal features a dual-hinge
design and a Magic Key keypad
using e-ink technology.
The Zeal is compatible with the V Cast Music with Rhapsody service, which enables you to purchase songs through your phone and download them via the fast Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO data network. You'll also stay on course thanks to the VZ Navigator GPS turn-by-turn direction service. And with the optional Visual Voice Mail service, you'll be able to quickly and easily scroll through your messages and pick the ones you want to listen to.
It includes corporate e-mail support for Microsoft Office Exchange so you can synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from their office e-mail. And you can make unlimited Skype-to-Skype calls and IM chat using the Skype Mobile app over the Verizon Wireless network.
Other features include a 2-megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, microSD memory expansion (up to 32 GB), multi-format music player, and up to 5 hours of talk time.
See more details on optional Verizon Wireless services below
- Dual-hinge form factor with E Ink keyboard that changes based on your 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.
- Fast 3G connectivity thanks to the reliable Verizon Wireless EV-DO, Rev A network
- GPS navigation capabilities via VZ Navigator service
- Social Beat Widget offers a single point for accessing social networking sites, allowing you to stay connected to Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace plus more than 50 news, sports, and entertainment feeds.
- 2.6-inch internal screen (240 x 320 pixels, 262K color depth)
- 1.3-inch external screen (128 x 128 pixels, 65K color depth) displays incoming calls, current time, battery life, and signal strength.
- 2-megapixel camera/camcorder with multi-shot mode, up to 10x digital zoom, and color effects.
- Music player with music library, repeat and shuffle features. Compatible with MP3, WMA, and unprotected AAC/AAC+ formats.
- Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.0) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock.
- Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
In landscape, the phone features a QWERTY keypad that can change to numeric with symbols (see larger image).
- Full messaging capabilities including Mobile Email, Corporate Email, Mobile Web Mail, Mobile IM, and Chat Capable
- Threaded messaging groups messages to/from a contact in time order.
- Mobile web browser
- Voice commands including dial, menu readout, text message readout, and more.
- Organizer tools including calendar with scheduler, note pad, alarm clock, world clock, calculator with converter, stopwatch
- Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off
- Phonebook with up to 1000 entries
- 2.5mm headset jack
- TTY capable
- Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4
The Samsung Zeal weighs 4.34 ounces and measures 4.01 x 2.04 x 0.67 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5 hours of talk time, and up to 336 hours (14 days) of standby time. It runs on the CDMA 800/1900 frequencies as well as EV-DO, Rev A 3G frequencies.
What's in the Box
Samsung Zeal handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide
Verizon Wireless Services
- Reliable 3G Network: With support for the EV-DO high-speed data standard, you'll enjoy fast access to the Internet and Verizon Wireless multimedia services (additional charges applicable), with average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps and peak rates up to 2 Mbps. (Learn more about where EV-DO coverage is offered.)
- VZ Navigator Capable: With this GPS-enabled phone, you'll be able to access the Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, heads-up alerts, local search of nearly 14 million points of interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), and detailed color maps.
- Visual Voice Mail: This innovative service enables you to delete, reply, and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions. Visual Voice Mail is the ideal tool for the busy mobile professional who may need to prioritize which messages he or she listens to first. Features include on-screen access to voice mail message status, save up to 40 messages for 40 days (or archive permanently), create up to 10 different caller ID-based greetings, and reply via call back, text or even voice mail.
- V CAST Music with Rhapsody: Access this exclusive digital music service for RealNetworks and for MTV Networks, which delivers unlimited monthly access to music on up to three Rhapsody-compatible mobile phones and players and online on multiple PCs and Web browsers. For a monthly fee (billed on your Verizon Wireless bill), you can load and reload your subscription songs from your PC to your V CAST Music with Rhapsody phone as often as you want, and take your music on the go.
On PCs running the Windows XP or higher operating system, you can also browse, preview, and purchase music using the V CAST Music with Rhapsody software, which is available as a free download from the V CAST Music with Rhapsody download website. Additional subscription charges applicable.
- Family Locator: Securely locate your family members' locations from your Verizon Wireless device or the web. The locate feature provides you with the information you need to stay aware and stay in touch, including detailed location information and the address of your family members displayed on an interactive map and the option to receive turn-by-turn driving directions to your family member's location using VZ Navigator. You can also receive updates when your family members leave or arrive at locations that you define such as school, soccer practice, or home, with monitored locations set up within a 1/4-, 1/2-, or a 1-mile radius.
- VZW Backup Assistant: Automatically back up your mobile contacts to your online address book. If your phone is lost, stolen, or damaged, or you decide to upgrade, easily restore your saved address book to your new phone. You can also add, delete, edit, and print your contacts online and send the changes to your mobile phone.