We have received the new Samsung Trance U490
, currently available through Verizon Wireless. The Trance
is a music slider, which is somewhat reminiscent of the original LG Chocolate
, and available in Black
and Electric Red
. The front features an average 176x220 pixel
display, but below it there are capacitive touch-sensitive buttons
for the d-pad, left & right soft-key, clear button and dedicated music button. Sliding it open reveals the standard numeric dial pad, which is not touch-sensitive though. On the back are the hidden both 1.3MP camera and speaker, which says "Audio by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower."
For music storage, there is 1GB
dedicated internal memory and you can use up to 16GB
microSDHC cards. The music player sports a variety of user settings for Equalizer
, 3D Sound
(headphone only), and Skins
. Multitasking is also supported, which means you can listen to music while performing other tasks
, such as sending a text message for an instance. A 3.5mm headset jack
allows for easy connection to wired earbuds
, and Stereo Bluetooth
is also here.
Overall the Trance is a nice slider, in-call quality seems good, but it is missing EVDO for data.
Please check back for our upcoming full review of the Samsung Trance!