FCC filing reveals the Samsung U380 - a slider bound for Verizon?
You heard that right people! It’s nothing more than a feature phone with a slide-out landscape style keyboard. Sorry to get your hopes up, but a recent FCC filing managed to dish out some details regarding this device, which is currently going by the name of the Samsung SCH-U380. Besides the close design similarities with the Droid Charge, it’s almost certainly bound for Big Red’s network – well, that’s because it employs a distinguishable V CAST logo on the handset’s charger. On top of that, it supports the CDMA EV-DO 850/1900MHz bands.
As far as features, there’s not a whole lot that can be found from the filing, but it does show it packing a camera of some size, 3.5mm headset jack, and microSD card slot. More than likely, the Samsung SCH-U380 will be priced affordably considering it’s a feature phone. Even more, it can potentially land as being a prepaid device too from Verizon.
source: FCC via Unwired View & Phonescoop
2. TGreg104 (Posts: 34; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)
Oops, thought this was another G-Nex article, my b!
3. downphoenix (Posts: 2357; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
looks a lot like a Samsung Seek for Sprint. Crap phone.
4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Verizon needs some "low end" android phones on their prepaid network. Every other major carrier has at least the lg optimus on their prepaid network.
6. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
thats what the lg vortex was. its the optimus slightly different
8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
But you can't use that on their prepaid plan I don't think. The Illusion should have been a prepaid phone.
5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i think this is a good thing for Verizon. people need better feature phones. not everybody wants to pay for a data plan.
7. Boti95 (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)
They dont make feature phones like they used too. I remember when the enV 3, enV Touch, and the Samsung Rogue were very VERY popular phones. Everybody had them. After all the Android phones and iPhones came along, they started getting crappy. The LG Octane; peace of sh*y. LG Extravert; looks like a crappy phone and it is. Pantech Hotshot, LG Cosmos Touch, you get the idea. Man. The feature phone concept is dying, the way I see it. I wish they made good phones, even better phones with same specs as a smartphone. That would be awsome!
9. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
You realize you are asking for cake and wanting to eat it too?