The wait is finally over as Verizon Wireless today announced that the Samsung Glyde
would be released tomorrow, May 9 , through its web site and store locations. This comes as no surprise however, since we have known about this release date for almost a week, and some people have even been able to call and order the Glyde from May 1. The device features a single 2.8" capacitive sensitive WQVGA display, a slide out QWERTY keypad, an HTML browser, a 2MP camera with flash, Bluetooth, an MP3 music player, stereo speakers, and supports microSDHC cards up to 8GB in size. Just like with the Voyager, the Glyde will require customers to have a Nationwide Calling Plan, due to the HTML browser, as it will not be available for purchase or activation on America's Choice plans. Pricing will be $249 on a 2-year contract after a $50 rebate.Expect our review of the Glyde soon.
The Glyde is now listed for sale
The Verizon site is now showing the Glyde with a price of $199 after $50 rebate.
After about 30 minutes today (5/9), the price has now changed back to $249.
*UPDATE 4* The price has been changed back to $199 after $50 rebate (5/11).