*UPDATED* Samsung Glyde U940 official Verizon release on May 9th
source: Mr W.
*UPDATE 1* We have received reliable information saying that the Glyde will be released on-line May 9, with an in-store release the following week.
*UPDATE 2* The Verizon site now has a picture of the Glyde uploaded, as well as an updated help page.
*UPDATE 3* A few intrepid members of Howard Forum have been able to call Verizon Customer Service (starting April 30) and order the Samsung Glyde. Pictures from user IamRyan.
*UPDATE 4* Two YouTube videos of the Glyde taken by Howard Forums user Cstmstyle.
1. T-Money3000 (unregistered)
Let's see who wins!! Voyager still has Mobile TV
Verizon is garb son!
really?? Funny you say that when they're ranked the highest in JD Power & Associates and Consumer Reports. although... they're being recently being won over by Alltel--in the areas that Alltel and VZW co-exist! So... I was wondering, was this just a personal gripe with VZW or were you actually going off quantifiable facts that actually mean something?
number one hundred yes!
75. person (unregistered)
so true #50 OooOOoOOoO yu just got dissedddd numberr 46...OooOH!!!
2. INSIDE MAN (unregistered)
who ever gave the info didn't realize that the launch package indicates a May 9th release
3. INSIDE MAN (unregistered)
oo and $419.99 full retail, $299 with a 2 year
4. VZWGuy (unregistered)
My girlfriend works for Verizon and she had a hands on experience with the glyde at there last managers meeting and she said the date was confirmed for July!
41. Testy (unregistered)
I guess your gf doenst know what she is talking about..
76. person (unregistered)
i think shes tha dare ...that goes out july 4. ...DUHHH!!!
5. nightshadedude (unregistered)
Either this is a typo...or the biggest mobile phone in recent time... Screen Size 2.8' = 2.8 feet LoL
77. person (unregistered)
6. FAUguy (Posts: 78; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
Its 2.8" (inches). Its a typo on infomanager.
screw it... if this doesn't come out asap I'm going for a cheaper phone...
8. DeeMan (unregistered)
Clearly this is Samsung's version of the Voyager. I will keep my trust with LG since they are a reputable phone maker. Samsung has really slacked in the cell phone market of late (except for the Gleam and Juke). The Alias? Horrible !!! The i760? Decent !!! I hope the Glyde lives up to the hype.
31. Crazycraig (unregistered)
Clearly you are poorly informed. This phone has been out for a while in a GSM variant. There is NO way this is a Clone of the Voyager. VZW is just trying to diversify its product line and give consumers a choice of touchscreen, QWERTY phones.
The interface of the GSM F700 has nothing in common with that of the Glyde - see the preview of the F700 and the pictures of the Glyde in the site.
37. Esquire0399 (Posts: 53; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
Actually the Glyde's interface is somewhat influenced by the F700's Croix UI.
40. DeeMan (unregistered)
Clearly I AM well informed. The UI and touchscreen is slightly different than the f700. With all the specs that it has ( including the HTML browser ), this will VZW's next fully touch screen non- smartphone. The only divesrity in that is that it is a different phone manufacturer. Keep in mind, the Voyager is really a variant of the Prada, so it too was out for a while before LG released the Voyager to VZW.... and the Prada and f700 had a lot in common.
48. Crazycraig (unregistered)
Software aside b/c it is VZW after all and both the voyager and the glyde have the std VZW UI but that doesn't degate the fact that the hardware for the phone has been out for quite some time. The Voyager may have been based on the Prada, but when announced 1/07, the Prada didn't have any hinged qwerty feature. When the f700 was announced a month later, it DID. So don't bullshit a bullshitter. As far as UI goes, I am excited to see what exactly of Croix VZW let get mixed into their UI. This phone is what is what I am waiting for to switch to VZW from Tmo
55. Esquire0399 (Posts: 53; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
Actually the Voyager got its keyboard from the enV, not the F700. No one copied anyone except Apple of course, who copied the Prada ; )
56. Crazycraig (unregistered)
Thank you Esquire
60. T-HUFF (unregistered)
WELL SAMSUNG ISNT BAD AT ALL. PRETTY RELIABLE PHONES. I'VE HAD LG'S MOTOROLAS AND FINALLY NOW I HAVE THE SAMSUNG U740 AND ITS THE BEST PHONE IVE EVER HAD. SO YOUR PERSONAL PREFERENCE MAY BE THAT YOU DONT LIKE THE U740 BUT HAVE YOU OWNED IT? I DROP THIS THING CONSTANTLY AND ITS HELD UP BETTER THAN ANY PHONE IVE EVER HAD.
80. dont worry bout it (unregistered)
The samsung u740 is MEH! It is too hard to type with your left hand, and the numbers are annoyingly small when trying to dial a phone number. I have had this phone since last summer and am not impressed with it. The battery pops off every time i drop it, so you must have a super tight back lol As far as the glyde and the Voyager go..... Voyager is a better phone, the ui has less of a lag than the samsung Glyde (what a suprise, every samsung lags 1-2 seconds once you put in several hundred contacts, but no where near as bad as the motorola 3-5 second lag) The ui on both the voyager and the glyde are much better than that of the Venus I do like the Glyde's slider better than the hinge of the Voyager, but its designed for a left handed person, as is the Samsung I760. I played with a Glyde earlier today, the camera is clear but it is not nearly as friendly to use as the voyagers is. will give more results once it launches this weekend and we play with them after activated on the network
9. Sammo (unregistered)
All I ask for in this phone, if I get it, is that unlike the Voyager, I hope that the speaker and ringtone volume will be much louder. That is all I ask for. Hey, I've accepted the fact that Verizon is not exactly known for it's great phones. Once you get that, you have the best reception on the planet.
right in the infomanager (on a diff page) it says comming may 9th. That is your launch date.
11. vega7racer (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Apr 2008)
Price is $299 before mail rebate for 2YR contract.
12. Veronica (unregistered)
Verizon Wireless definately does'nt put phones in infomanger for the phones to come out in July. Once the phones are in Infomanager the phones are usually released theat month or the next month. So its definatley gonna be released in May!! WOOHOO I can't wait for this phone!
13. DJ C (unregistered)
Anyone kno how gud the touch screen is on the glyde? Im hopen its better than the voyager
14. l (unregistered)
Anyone know what size the camera is?
its 2.0 MP
16. Sean (unregistered)
It should have a better touchscreen than the Voyager because it uses a different technology for its screen that tends to be more responsive.
17. DJ C (unregistered)
What type of touch screen technology does this fone have and are there other features that the glyde has because in this case there is really no difference other than the sliding keyboard and flash. O and the software that it uses........i c that it looks similar to that of the voyager. Are there any changes or anythng that is different in this software?
18. Ken (unregistered)
Whats the data package on this phone? Is it going to be similar to the Voyager (i.e the 15 dollar VCast package) or is it going to be the $30 version?
19. Sean (unregistered)
The Glyde is not a smartphone so it will use the $15 VCast package, like the Voyager.
25. danger (unregistered)
does glyde require to change to nationwide plan like voyager?
20. Sean (unregistered)
The Glyde uses a capacitive touchscreen which responds to the electricity in your body (similar to how a laptop touch pad works). As a point of reference, the iPhone also uses a capacitive touchscreen. Now this DOES NOT mean the Glyde's screen has multi-touch technology like the iPhone. Capacitive touchscreens are much more responsive than the pressure sensitive touchscreens, which the Voyager uses, and should make for a more expensive, sturdy-feeling device.
does anyone know where on infomanager it tells the release date?
I hope you are right prada dude.. I'm holding out on switching to verizon based on that... I was just about to go for one of the free crappy ones...
23. arcticpanda (unregistered)
i really wanted this phone, but its like the voyager without tv, why not get the voyager
24. Brent (unregistered)
What is the link to infomanager?? If Verizon doesn't deliver here I;m switching to the VU with AT&T
26. FAUguy (Posts: 78; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
There is no link to InfoManager that you can get to. InfoManager is Verizon's intranet for employees.
Also you should know that the LG Dare vx9700 is Verizon's Version of the Prada. An all touch-screen phone. It is scheduled to come out in July. It's listed under upcoming on the Verizon page on this site
27. jim walsh (unregistered)
So for once and for all... Which phone will be better? The Dare or the Glyde... I can wait two months for the dare if need be
28. Omie (Posts: 8; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
Or you can get this in a month and try the dare and see which YOU prefer and think is BEST for YOU!!!
29. jim walsh (unregistered)
You might be right... I like how this one has the full slide out qwerty. Ive played with the iphone and im not a fan of their touch screen qwerty
30. Esquire0399 (Posts: 53; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
No one knows yet. You'll have to wait until both are released. But from what I can tell, each phone will be better for certain people than the other. It depends on what YOU are looking for in a phone.
44. no disrespect (unregistered)
except that the dare is two months away...
32. jamesvillan (unregistered)
well the thng is will it have the full HML browser like the voyager and will it be as fast??!?!?!?!? and how about not having a navegation key on the full QWERTY????? i still like the voyager better even the speaker sound is weak well we just have to wait till the Dare comes out!
57. :/ (unregistered)
It doesnt need a nav key due to the fact that the screen is touch even while the qwerty keypad is slid down.
33. DJ C (unregistered)
There are directional key on the glyde they are just intertwined with the rest of the keys and yes it will have full html browser. If i really wanted i could get the voyager but i dont really like the clamshell and VZ is just giving people a little variety.......As far as the mobile tv goes............who really uses it often? My homie has one and was hyped about it AT FIRST but now he doesn't really use it. I could understand if you don't have cable but if you already have cable its not gunna make a whole lot of a difference..........and mobile tv doesnt define a phone anyway so who cares. If people are so focused on tv than get the voyager and spend more money to watch it me on the other hand i got alot more channels at home then what VZ can offer and this phone will just save me a little money in my pocket. Im a fan of sliders and i think this phone would possiblely be the best fit for me.
35. E2EKIEL (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Mar 2008)
looks like you dont have to wait much longer to get this phone..http://www.howardforums.com/sh
38. vzwemp (unregistered)
i use tv on my voyager all the time .. at work :D I do use it in downtime, and on trips as i have the windshield attachment, which also makes for great speaker phone and nav. this phone is going to be great, since it has no TV it will be cheaper by a smidge and great for people who want it a hair slimmer. the 9700 is the same, but without the keyboard. so, then it comes down to... touch/ html w/tv = voyager.. touch/ html/ w/ keyboard= glyde... touch/html alone.. lg 9700 im just not ready to give up my keyboard yet... as cool as it looks.
39. Sammo (unregistered)
I have been a loyal LG customer as their phones have never let me down but, let me say that Samsung is good too. I am disappointed with the Voyger because as a handset, it's the best out there now. However, as far as the ringtone and speakerphone volume is concerned, it sucks beyond any redemption. I must honestly say that I think the Glyde will be better because I think that Samsung probably did it's homework and observed LG's good and bad. Needless to say, I am predicting a knockout punch or kick for Samsung.
43. Esquire0399 (Posts: 53; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
Umm... thanks for that completely useless and unnecessary contribution. To each, their own. For me, a physical keyboard is pretty much a necessity. The Instinct does not have a physical keyboard. The Glyde does. So for me the Glyde is better.
I actually just ordered it and should be receiving it at the beginning of the week next week, im so excited!
I hate you for real bro!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
number 49, what did you say when you asked if you could order the phone, did you say the u940 or the samsung glyde? I just called and the lady had no clue what I was talking about when I said the samsung glyde.