Verizon Wireless and Samsung have come together to introduce a trendy mobile phone called Alias 2. This handset is a dual-hinge messaging phone which incorporates an E Ink transforming keypad in a flip-style format. The Alias 2 is claimed to be the world’s first mobile in the US to sport this type of keypad.
This handset can be found in shades of charcoal gray and supports many key features. The dual-hinge form factor with E Ink keypad has the ability to change according to the users’ needs. It can be opened vertically to reveal a traditional numeric keypad and can also change into an alpha-only keyboard. While in the landscape position, the mobile has a QWERTY keypad that can also change to a numeric keypad with symbols.
Another key feature of the phone is its ability to support RemoSync. With this enabled, users can synchronize applications from their office PCs like contacts, calendars and corporate e-mail. Pictures and video recording can be captured with the 2.0 megapixel camera. The phone also incorporates Bluetooth technology which supports hands-free, headset, phonebook access and stereo. It also supports basic print and imaging, serial port and object push for vCard and vCalender.
The Alias 2 includes Visual Voice Mail, VZ Navigator, Visual Voice Mail, Mobile Web, Mobile Email and Mobile IM; text, picture and video messaging. The handset is Media Center-capable which includes downloadable games, wallpapers, ringtones, location based services and lots more. There is also a microSD card slot which supports up to 16GB. The Personal organizer features the standard aspects like calendar, notepad, world clock, alarm clock, stop watch and calculator with money converter.
The Alias 2 mobile phone from Samsung is available for a price of $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and new two year customer agreement. The VZ Navigator can be acquired for $2.99 daily access and Visual Voice Mail for $2.99 for monthly access. The RemoSync is also available to Verizon customers for a fee of $9.99 monthly access.