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Samsung U940 is the Verizon's variant of the F700

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Samsung U940 is the Verizon's variant of the F700
Samsung SGH-F700

Samsung SGH-F700

UPDATE: Our internal source confirmed that Verizon Wireless version of the F700 will be actually the Samsung SCH-U940 which will make its appearance in a few months.

As of now, all we know about the U940 is that it will feature a full Touch-Screen on the front (440x240 pixels), have a slide out QWERTY keyboard, and will have a 2MP Camera (instead of 3MP as on the F700).

We are unsure as to what the User Interface on the U940 will look like, but our guess is that it will be different than the F700. View our preliminary Samsung U940 specifications.

Samsung U940 is the Verizon's variant of the F700

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:41

1. j (unregistered)

Take the best network around and add an attractive and functional device and you have a perfect match! Huzzah!!

posted on 31 Oct 2007, 16:14

2. Ryan (unregistered)

Wow! This looks a shit ton better than the Voyager. Think I may have to wait for this instead of the Voyager!

posted on 31 Oct 2007, 18:09

3. elgee02 (unregistered)

Damn VZW's lineup keeps getting better and better :-0

posted on 31 Oct 2007, 19:33

4. jvillan (unregistered)

i been talling people 2 wait but no one listens 2 me now were getting new cool phones will see whos the best wireless service provider@!

posted on 31 Oct 2007, 19:42

5. VZWMAN (unregistered)

VZW is already the best wireless provider, and now they have the hottest phones in the US market! Now what can the other carriers say? We try to be like VZW? I mean how many people said they wanted to be like Mike (michael jordan) and fell VERY short!

posted on 31 Oct 2007, 20:07

6. Sharon (unregistered)

Now I'm torn on what phone to get...I had my heart set on the Voyager and now I see this...thanks Verizon...hehe...I'm just happy that I have a selection of cool phones to choose from now....I just wish there was more information available for this phone such as a possible/tentative release date. my current phone is dying on me so I need one pretty soon. Please let it come out before the end of this year so I can decide on which phone to get.

posted on 31 Oct 2007, 20:37

7. haha (unregistered)

Verizon Wireless makes sure that everything it has to offer works 110%. Unlike other carries who come out with phones that you have to take home and activate. Not to mention warranty work is done in there stores, unlike some other carriers.

posted on 31 Oct 2007, 20:52

8. (unregistered)

elgee02 and VZWMan are absolutely hillarious. Which Verizon store do you work for or maybe your just in the Big Red marketing department. Verizon is so far behind every carrier in the U.S. when it comes to phones. Every phone that you come out with AT&T tops you right away. Your finally about (maybe) to come out with the 6800 and they have the next generation Tilt phone out already. Your a joke, and that is why customers have started jumping ship lately. We're tired of waiting for new technology and you telling us that your still in testing. Stop trying to put your stupid Vcast on everything, and crippling the hardware. You must think we are dump consumers.

posted on 31 Oct 2007, 21:01

9. Jason (unregistered)

Wasn't it rumored that Verizon was getting the Prada phone and AT&T ended up with it. We'll see?? If it's announced that Verizon is geeting a new phone in Oct 2007, then the phone should pass "testing" around Dec 2008 and be in customers hands around February 2009

posted on 31 Oct 2007, 21:34

10. Nabs (unregistered)

The whole Verizon userbase would be absolutely nothing without the network. Admittedly, Verizon has great service in many places. Maybe more so than any other carrier. But lets not how verizon cripples its phones and makes them useless for everyhting but the actual phone part. Lets not get ahead of ourselves and say that Verizon has the best lineup.

posted on 31 Oct 2007, 23:03

11. (unregistered)

hey "anonymous," how about you stop trolling phone forums to bitch at people for working for Verizon, when you are in fact just a Verizon hater. Granted you do have a point wth the crippled hardware however the only real draw for At&T is the Iphone or blackjack, while for T mobile it is the Sidekick / SIM card. Either way Verizon without a doubt has the best service nationwide.

posted on 31 Oct 2007, 23:05

12. sitruc (unregistered)

I swear Verizon doesn't want me to upgrade my phone. What is a few months? Likely, I can upgrade my phone tomorrow and this phone will come out in time for my next upgrade.

posted on 01 Nov 2007, 01:40

13. godfather (unregistered)

the person who said the thing about verizons test is correct. verizon puts their phones through numerous tests before even thinkning about selling them, they just want to make sure that we get the best phones

posted on 01 Nov 2007, 05:34

14. Wolf (unregistered)

Ah yes nice phone. But who ever is saying the best network around is far off the mark. Verizon is one of the worst bar none. So yeah very nice phone, horrible network

posted on 01 Nov 2007, 06:27

15. clifford (unregistered)

alright i want to make things perfectly clear here vzw is a very company for 2 reason 1.because of the service and care and 2. because of the cdma. you may not relize it most of asia has cdma especially korea and we all know that korea has 2 number one companies lg and samsung its because of those 2 companies vzw is up there today while att doesn't have much samsung or lg phones like vzw does and also about the prada don't get that get the update one the lg viewtv which has everythin the prada didn't have

posted on 01 Nov 2007, 06:30

16. clifford (unregistered)

most korean friends i have including me buy korean phones online like one of my friend bought the 10 megapixel camera phone from samsung and my other friend who pre ordered the lg viewtv but this phone i would consider buying one being this phone might actually could compete well against the iphone

posted on 01 Nov 2007, 09:48

17. (unregistered)

I work for Att in the warranty dept. and I have Verizon service my self. Verizon may take longer to test their phones to make sure they work, but at least they do just that, they work!. You would not believe the amount of calls that come in daily because someone's Att phone crapped out. Not only are Vzw's phone manufactured better, they're service is better. Go into a VZW store with your phone and its fixed, call ATT and they send you a refurb of your same phone. I'll stay with VZW so at least I know my phone will work and I'll have a great network, and great service backing me up.

posted on 01 Nov 2007, 21:57

18. A real Business Customer (unregistered)

I am a business customer that uses VZW's Blackberry 8830. I noticed some coverage issues at my job and home location. I contacted my Business Rep. He sent out the real test man to check out both addresses. The actual test man came into my office to verify the coverage. He could not reproduce the problems that I had. The awesome thing though was that they actually sent an engineer to verify the coverage. INCREDIBLE. I have used Sprint and Cingular and I never have seen this level of service. Kudos to Verizon. If you are happy with your current carrier, then tell us about how good they are to you as a customer. Stop wasting real customer's time with gripes about what you would do if you were running a phone company. You are not running the company, so enjoy your own carrier.

posted on 01 Nov 2007, 22:19

19. need_latest_technology (unregistered)

Does anyone know if Verizon will be preordering the 6800? A rep told me it's coming out Nov 16th, but I would to order it now if possibe

posted on 01 Nov 2007, 22:56

20. 8lias (unregistered)

Being a friend of a "higher food chain VZ employee", I get to play with the phones before they come out. Latest ones I played with are Samsung i760, Titan, and Moto Q 9c. I give him feed back on the consumer and average users point of view after I play with the phones for a day. I tell him the pros and cons of what "I" think about the phones. My point is, would you rather wait for a well tuned, consistent, reliable, problem free phone or would you rather have it now and spend time solving problems (if there's any) and dealing with tech service and customer service (some are better than other)? Quality takes time. Going to Fudrucker vs. drive through McDonald. I'll rather wait and know that I'll end up with a good product, although within my instant gratification desire, I want it now but the benefit outweight the issues, especially when it comes to technologies, they change every second. I do want it now, but I want it well tuned and reliable. Thanks for reading.

posted on 01 Nov 2007, 23:06

21. VZ DUb employee (unregistered)

There, I said it, you're an idiot wolf. I would tell you to read the JD Powers and Associates to see who they rated #1 for the fewest dropped calls and nation wide coverage (verizon) but you would reply with some stupid shananigans about how jd is just another fortune 500 company that was bought out by verizon wireless to say that we are the best. But hey, I guess the fact that we have the least consumer cancellation percentage, least dropped calls and the most broadband coverage nationwide doesnt mean anything.

posted on 02 Nov 2007, 21:07

22. msb175 (unregistered)

sweet, can't wait.

posted on 03 Nov 2007, 15:42

23. Sammo or Bolo (unregistered)

Ok, you know, I am absolutely tired of all these other morons in cell phone land who have AT&T which, by the way, stands for All Trash and Terrible who are bitching and moaning about how Verizon's technology and phones are so behind. Now granted, that might be true, but let me put an end to all the B.S that AT&T people are taking lately. I, work on an island, where literally, no AT&T, Sprint/Nextel, T-Mobile, Helio and whatever rinky dink company there is out there doesn't pick up any signal. They ONLY and I mean, ONLY service provider that works is Verizon with 2 bars wherever I go in the park. So while all my co-workers who have all that iphone crap, HTC Tilt this, and latest AT&T phone that, are wishing they can use their phones, I am actually using my phone. So add that up, AT&T. If your service is so great how come it doesn't work where I am at? Now as far as the Samsung U940 is concerned, I am torn between what phone I want now. It's between the Samsung, U940, the LG Voyager, and the HTC 6800. What is a man to do? All I know is that Verizon is rising and all the others can rest in peace. TESTIFY!

posted on 04 Nov 2007, 01:06

24. 8lias (unregistered)

@ Sammo or Bolo. I am between the Samsung U940 and the Voyager. I really don't like the HTC 6800, I had a chance to play with it, it's blue, cheap feel, the sliding isn't very sturdy or smooth, very slow UI. I like the Voyager because of the TV feature, not sure if U940 has it, I like the U940 for the full touchscreen on the front. I guess we'll wait and see, good luck.

posted on 04 Nov 2007, 01:06

25. 8lias (unregistered)

@ Sammo or Bolo. I am between the Samsung U940 and the Voyager. I really don't like the HTC 6800, I had a chance to play with it, it's blue, cheap feel, the sliding isn't very sturdy or smooth, very slow UI. I like the Voyager because of the TV feature, not sure if U940 has it, I like the U940 for the full touchscreen on the front. I guess we'll wait and see, good luck.

posted on 04 Nov 2007, 11:11

26. Sammo or Bolo (unregistered)

Hey 8lias, I completely agree with you. I was thinking about getting the Voyager. Thanks for the news about the 6800. Honestly, I am comtemplating on the Voyager more so. I have the LG VX9800 and I wanna chuck this thing in the Hudson River so bad. I haven't had a phone in nearly 2 and a half years. It's about time. Good luck on your search also.

posted on 06 Nov 2007, 12:41

27. (unregistered)

I was all excited about the voyager myself, i was definitley going to switch (i use sprint now) and get that...but when i saw the pics of the U940, i fell in love. i want that phone, i just wish there was more info on when it's being released...i'm still torn cuz i haven't had a phone in a couple of years either!

posted on 07 Nov 2007, 10:01

28. Jgery (unregistered)


posted on 13 Nov 2007, 13:27

29. RLU (unregistered)

so when does this phone come out an estiment please ? and is it better than the voyager?

posted on 14 Nov 2007, 23:28

30. Surrogation (unregistered)

I Have Been Waiting For The F700 And Have Been Following This Phone For Many Months Now.I Was Constantly Hoping that it would go on my network which is Verizon then a few days ago i saw this i was amazed but then i saw it's pretty much a dummed down version of the f700 only a 2mp camera and if i recall the f700"s is 5MP and if it's going to ve released on Verizon i'm sure that they're going to put their plain UI that's in all of their other phones and i'm just not sure if i'd even want that phone now.

posted on 16 Nov 2007, 23:08

31. Beingunique247 (unregistered)

Being a VZW customer myself, I truly do enjoy the service. Althought when Sprint was introduced in my Area in 1998 I had them for quite a while. Service was great in teh beginning but was horrible after about 5 years. Once I got VZW though I have to say the performance FAR exceeded waht I would up with at Sprint. VZW does take their sweet time introducing things to the market but I say quality vz. quantity! (Although for sprint, My Sanyo will ALWAYS be TOPS!!!!!) I've played with the Voyager up close and personal before consumer release and I have to admit is is nice. Hell, it't the first CDMA of its kind (offering such new services as MobileTV). But I prefer to wait for the 2nd iteration. I havea Samsung now and I know they will deliver an even better touchscren variant for Big Red. This U940 proves that. Funny though, I am seeing it as having (2) different keyboard setups. Wonder which will come to the states. Becase that LG with the spacebar on the bottom right of the keypad was the deal-breaker on the Voyager to me!

posted on 17 Nov 2007, 17:36

32. rooey (unregistered)

now i know the i760 has wifi, which is a major plus in my book. does the U940 carry wifi too?!?!

posted on 20 Nov 2007, 16:47

33. (unregistered)

verizon has pretty nice phones nowadays. voyager, venus, and now the U940. i was set on getting the voyager when it came out but now i dont care about the voyager i really want this phone. if anyone know anymore info pls share

posted on 20 Nov 2007, 17:05

34. (unregistered)

I don't know why you guys and/or girls think Verizon sucks. It has kick ass phones and great coverage. I live near Bradbury (in cali, near duarte) and i live almost at the top and i have to say i could call and text people and it always goes through. And face it Verizon has way better phones then any other company. It has the Voyager, Venus, and now the U940. AT&T has iPhone and blackjack which is the same thing as the Moto Q but crappier. T-Mobile has Sidekick. Face the facts you only think Verizon sucks b/c of the hype of the iPhone or blackjack or sidekick. Whichever way you look at it Verizon rocks.

posted on 26 Nov 2007, 11:09

35. Retail Consumer (unregistered)

Hey Quick question for you all, first a few comments; Seems like verizon has a really hard time providing WiFi capabilities on their phones, even many of their smart phones lack the feature, business is business, understood. I currently own the i760, I've been having issues with bluetooth, UI freeze, battery power consumption, and error messages. All did on this phone is add music files, that's all, and it has been going buck wild on me. All and all it's a great phone, but I would much rather have this one, because of the size of the touch screen, but the only feature I really want is Wifi for this phone to be a perfect buy. Does anyone have any information on this, or the release date, I would greatly appreciate it. Tx

posted on 09 Dec 2007, 14:19

36. cbg (unregistered)

Does anybody know when the U940 will be out?

posted on 14 Dec 2007, 17:40

37. Phone Guy (unregistered)

Where could i buy this phone off the internet

posted on 19 Dec 2007, 22:09

38. sonia (unregistered)

Verizon is the best provider around, but I wouldn't go with a Samsung, I had one previously, and I had to go back three times to replace it, luckily, Verizon decided to give me my upgrade three months early, and let me get a newer phone. In which I chose the voyager. LG is a much better manufacter then Samsung.

posted on 23 Dec 2007, 12:42

39. The man (unregistered)

is this phone gonna be a PDA like have windows on it or is it gonna be like the voyager just a regular phone with awesome options? i really dont need a pda and if this aint one Im def getting this bad boy

posted on 03 Jan 2008, 12:17

40. me (unregistered)

the best network... and I am a verizon customer, but they piss me off with disabling features for the sake of gouging my pockets. Why should I have to pay for VZW Nav when my BB 8830 has GPS and BB maps preloaded. Every other network gets to use what was marketed to them but Vzw customers. I'm sure that even with this phone which is hot!, they;ll dumb it down by making us get stupid Vcast to get songs... its a love hate relationship!

posted on 04 Jan 2008, 01:06

41. Anonymous VZW Consumer (unregistered)

So, I've read every single one of these commentaries about the u740. I was in a VZW store today, as the Samsung rep was there, so I decided to ask him a few questions, pertaining to this device. Just to clear some things up, it's been TALKED about, but nothing has been signed. I think this phone would totally rock, and I like the form factor much more than that of the Voyager. And for you Voyager Haters out there, with the latest software update for the voyager, it's amazing how many of the so-call "problems" with the phone are solved. Still a top phone, and in my eyes beats the iPhone that has Dial-up network speed, and you only getting fast access IF you can find a wi-fi spot that doesn't charge you. That's pitiful in this day in age, but then again, the phone reflects the network which it's on. And the issues with the iPhone have been enormous. And you fellas touting the iPhone and that VZW doesn't have it, blah blah blah. Apple came to Verizon FIRST and offered it to them, because apple knows that verizon has the best network. But why did VZW decline it? Simply stated: customer experience. Verizon prefers to take care of their customers, first-hand. They pride themselves on the network itself, and when there IS an issue, they compassionately apologize and do all that they can to get the issue resolved. I had an HTC 6700 from another carrier that I activated onto my VZW number. After many failed attempts at getting the data connection to work, I called tech support. When they couldn't get it resolved at first call, they assured me they would get it taken care of. After they resolved the issue on their side (in less than 12 hours), they called me one time per day, 3 days in a row, being sure that it was running correctly. (the only reason they called 3 days in a row was that I didn't have an opportunity to answer, so they left me messages, ACTUALLY following up). I've NEVER experienced that with any other carrier, and I've been with 4. And for those of you b*tching about the lack of Wi-Fi, why would you need Wi-Fi when the network itself runs at DSL and Cable Speeds? It's pointless. And it's available nationwide. It's the LARGEST hot-spot ever, and the most reliable! hah! Lastly, for you complaining about the phones that VZW offers, you're apparently unaware of VZW taking the initiative and opening its network by the end of the year. This means that any device that is CDMA (and in the future LTE) capable can be run on the VZW network. Not only that, but they've organized a special division within the company to corespond to these devices--for testing, techinical support AND training of the associates on how to activate them. Wow, so they're gonna pay their employees to activate a device that they don't PERSONALLY endorse. Impressive. Don't forget that VZW is teamed with Google for when they launch their highly secretive user interface and their very own device. Now that's a hefty teaming, take the best phone company in the nation, with the best internet search, multimedia, etc, company...sounds like a winning combination right there. And with VZW leading the way in planning its 4G future,it's taking the LTE road. Awesome! Real-time tests in Berlin already prove that it'll reach speeds of 100 mbps. Wow! Nice Job AT&T with Edge. Oooh la la! This, with the open network, you can NOT get any better service. Leading the way with Network (Says JD Power AND Consumer Reports) and then giving you the option of using one of Verizon's endorsed devices, or bringing your own, you really cannot get any better. You'll be able to use whatever hot phone is out there and have it on the best, highest-speed network available. Lovin' it, lovin' it. And VZW's sister, Vodafone is going forward with its 4G as LTE, too. So Verizon will truly be International. Largest international cell phone company Vodafone, with the best, and nearly largest cell phone company domestically, you really can't go wrong, now can you? You say that VZW needs to catch up to everyone else. I say, you're all paddling in VZW's wake, struggling to keep your head above the water, cuz VZW is steaming passed all the other companies, at only half-throttle.

posted on 06 Jan 2008, 16:17

42. anonymous (unregistered)

i here ya buddy...if you hate verizon then good for you....if you like at&t then good for you and we dont care what your opinion is...why should we if you are with at&t???

posted on 11 Jan 2008, 10:10

43. (unregistered)

All I want to say is....you people seriously need to open your eyes. When you defend a network/phone like some one was talking bad about your dead mother who you loved so much, you need help. These companies are not defending you so why should you do that for them. I just htink it is pretty sad that people will get so upset over such stupid sh*t. If you dont like a phone then dont buy it and if you dont like the network then sign up with one that you do. IT IS THAT SIMPLE!!!

posted on 14 Jan 2008, 23:00

44. Stonewall (unregistered)

Do you really think that this will be a great phone like the F700 once Verizon inplements it's UI and disables any features that be worth something? Also, it is really irrelavant how many "test's" Verizon put's a phone thru...when it is Verizon doing the testing. Everyone thought the Voyager was going to be the Bomb....only it just Bombed.....

posted on 24 Jan 2008, 14:14

45. Pete (unregistered)

I first want to agree with the statement that VZW's customer support is by far the friendliest and most cooperative among any of the other U.S. carriers. I know this as other immediate family members have griped incessantly about Sprint and Helio. So that's my bit on that... As for the U940, provided that there really isn't an all encompassing technical description of this phone, is it really that different from the Voyager in terms of capabilities? I mean the Voyager that I have, truly is the best phone that I've ever owned. I have posted on this site saying that it is, in my mind, an "iphone killer". I guess my question is that of a skeptic, in that, what more could they bring to a phone that the Voyager hasn't mastered already? Actually, as I write this, there are some technical things that I hope the U940 does fix, like multimedia format from 3GP to simply AVI files or WMV files so that I won't have to waste time converting all my movie files. And the fact that finding a stereo headset for the 2.5 mm jack is a lot more difficult than one might think. The 3.5 is MUCH more prevalent in stores... OK other than THOSE issues, I'm UBER happy with the Voyager and unless the U940 is leaps and bounds better at doing what the Voyager already does, I'd suggest waiting until this phone comes out and then springing for a Voyager at a reduced price. I'm eager to hear what other people have to say about this phone as time goes on.

posted on 27 Feb 2008, 00:50

46. Rob (unregistered)

It will be interesting to see how this stacks up against the huge bar that the LG Voyager made. I think it will offer a little less but also be a little more affordable. Already a Samsung Glyde site up athttp://samsungglyde.com by the way!

posted on 27 Feb 2008, 23:06

47. trix (unregistered)

Does anyone know if the samsung glyde will have a text,menu readout like the voyager? tnx

posted on 23 Jun 2008, 08:20

48. anon. (unregistered)

how much does it cost in South african rands?

posted on 16 Aug 2010, 14:10

49. tari (unregistered)

this is a very good 4ne but what I dont understand is that, do u need a sim card on the 4ne. Does it have a sim card slot?

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