Samsung Intensity III for Verizon is announced – rugged QWERTY feature phone

Samsung Intensity III for Verizon is announced – rugged QWERTY feature phone
After leaking on the internet several times, the Samsung Intensity III for Verizon has been officially announced. Just like its predecessors, it is a feature phone that stands out with its slide-out QWERTY keyboard. But that is not the only thing there is to like about this otherwise low-grade handset.

The Samsung Intensity III meets 810F military specifications, meaning that it is resistant to dust, shock, heat, and what not. Can your fancy-pants smartphone withstand such torture? Probably not. Going further down the Intensity III's specs sheet we see a humble, 2.4-inch display with QVGA resolution (240x320 pixels). There is a pretty basic 2-megapixel camera on its back, and its microSD card slot can take cards of up to 32 gigabytes. In case you are into social networking, the handset allows you to access certain Facebook and Twitter features on the go. Interestingly, there is a fake call functionality as well, which one can use to get out of a sticky situation.

Interested in getting one? Well, it is available online right now and it will cost you $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. Whether that is a good deal or not we leave for you to discuss in the comments below.

source: Verizon

The Samsung Intensity III for Verizon
The Samsung Intensity III for Verizon
The Samsung Intensity III for Verizon

The Samsung Intensity III for Verizon


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Intensity III
  • Display 2.4" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Battery 1000 mAh

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6 Comments

1. svec7186

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2011

get the brightside instead from an autherized reseller for free :)

2. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

So I guess this whole pricing most feature phones at 80-150+ dollars is Verizon's not so subtle indication that they are trying to shift entirely to smartphones?

3. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

looks cool, sux no video, even low-grade is better than no grade. Curious on specs, spec. battery.

4. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

Oh, my mistake with a 2.0 MP Camera and camcorder. ALSO: Enhanced social networking capabilities make updating statuses on Facebook and Twitter easier than ever Opera Web Browser Upload images directly to Facebook For customers interested in keeping track of their own carbon footprint, the Intensity III offers an eco-calculator that tracks car fuel mileage, efficiency and also estimates the amount of carbon dioxide emissions.

5. vzwapple83

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Yeah...get the Brightside from an authOrized agent for free, get their fake insurance and see how much the corporate stores (read: REAL stores) are going to help you when - not if - the phone breaks.

6. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

so u get insurance or roll the dice. Can't expect Big Red to give you anything for free. it is 2012

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