Verizon also launched the flip Samsung Renown. It has a 2.0 megapixel camera with NightShot to enhance the camera's capabilities in dark environments; a camcorder; and video, picture, text and mobile IM messaging options.
The Renown also supports Verizon Wireless' V CAST Music with Rhapsody and V CAST Video services in the U.S. V CAST Music with Rhapsody lets customers transform their Renown into an MP3 player and allows customers to access more than 5 million songs and purchase full songs over-the-air. They can also download the master copy of songs to their PCs, free of digital rights management software; and sync favorite tracks, albums and playlists from their PCs to their phones using a USB cable.
Additional features of the Renown include:
- Global Mode - including Quad Band GSM capability
- Multiple messaging options (text messaging only for use abroad)
- 2.0 megapixel camera with NightShot
- Media Center-capable - downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location-based services and more
- Visual Voice Mail
- Built-in stereo Bluetooth wireless technology - supports profiles: mono and stereo headset, hands free (car kits), serial port, object push (vCard only), file transfer, basic print and phonebook access
- Organizer - Alarm Clock, World Clock, Calendar, Calculator with Converter, Stop Watch, Notepad
- microSD expansion memory up to 8 GB (card purchased separately)
- Dimensions: 1.95" x 3.87" x .69"
- Weight: 4.05 ounces
- Main LCD: 240 x 320 pixel, 262K color TFT
- Sub LCD: 96 x 96 pixel, 262K color TFT
The Samsung Renown has been priced by Verizon Wireless for $179.99 with a new two-year customer agreement after a $50 mail-in rebate. 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.