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Samsung's Reality is now a reality for Verizon

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Samsung's Reality is now a reality for Verizon
As expected, Verizon Wireless has released the Samsung Reality U820, avaliable in Piano Black and City Red, for $79.99 after a $50 rebate with 2-year contract. The main feature here is it's Social Networking connectivity using Samsung's TouchWiz interface to allow for easy updating your status, uploading a picture, and responding to wall posts on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. The Samsung Reality U820 comes with a 3" 240x400 resolution TFT resistive touchscreen display, as well as a 3.2MP fixed-focus camera, side-sliding QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, music player, HTML web browser, VCast Music/Video services, microUSB port, and supports up to 16GB microSDHC memory cards, but data is limited to EVDO Rev 0 speeds. While these features are not bad, the Samsung Rouge U960 still has the Reality U820 beat, as it comes with a 3.1" 480x800 resolution AMOLED display, EVDO Rev A for data, and a 3MP autofocus camera with LED flash and is currently listed on the Verizon site at $49.99 (after a $100 rebate with 2-year contract). So which Samsung phone would you choose?

Samsung Reality U820 Specifications

source: Verizon Wireless (Samsung Reality in Piano Black, and City Red)

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. tedkord (Posts: 14133; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Don't forget to add $240 to the price for the $10/month data requirement Verizon now foists on us.

posted on 22 Apr 2010, 21:51

4. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)

Don't like it, then get the Intensity or Cosmos. Consumers see it as the big bad company 'foisting' a data requirement on them. The carrier sees it as people can no longer carry an advanced phone as a status symbol, then complain/lie when data charges are used. Do you actually think every single claim of 'accidental usage' is really accidental? More likely, Junior realized he could update his Facebook page from his cell, Mom and Dad are oblivious, and claim it went off in a pocket....if you buy a high end car, you accept you'll spend more for high octane fuel. How is this any different?

posted on 26 Apr 2010, 21:56

5. plyfulgentleman (Posts: 43; Member since: 17 Jul 2008)

vzwtechbill you and I both know (speaking from experience...former CSR for vzw) that if someone complains over a charge, you can check megabyte usage. With that in mind what is the point of having someone get the rogue, env touch, or env 3 and have some poor customer get frustrated and irate over a $10 charge thats not necessary. customers chooses there phones based on the look and 2ndly features. let's say all tweens and thirtysomewats exempt but when i see a bill and only 243 bytes of usage is shown its outrageous. With all the techno know how as some1 like big red, its easy to see why the 1st quarter results sucked the way it did...I say there you go vzw.... the masses have spoken. just a footnote vzwtechbill im still with vzw...motodroid user w/ 3 subs...so dont take it there that im bashing big red.

posted on 22 Apr 2010, 18:16

2. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

Picture and audio sound cannot beat Motorola DROID with tiny speaker on the back of REALITY and ROGUE.

posted on 22 Apr 2010, 21:09

3. 3watts (Posts: 56; Member since: 28 Jul 2009)

$10 per month beats big data overages. It is, after all, a device that uses data. I'd rather pay $10 per month and know where I stand.

posted on 26 Apr 2010, 22:06

6. plyfulgentleman (Posts: 43; Member since: 17 Jul 2008)

$10 charge is another data revenue stream...Period! vzw wants to charge cust extra for having a qwerty keyboard bcuz its data extensive. only reason why cust chooses phones like the env touch, rogue, and env3 is simply bcuz of the keyboard. other than the env touch, all the flip and qwerty type phones has the same vzw 2.0 mobile web. the envtouch has the mob web 3.0. whats vzw saying, bcuz it has flash...bull... flash is pathetic on it. oh vzw says they have rev a...rev a matters only if your sending data but download speed same as rev 0. come on vzw do you want 2nd quarter results the same or if not lamer than the 1st, get ya head outcha bung hole and see the big picture. hope you dont screw up LTE aswell. bring back pay per use and full disclosure to cust. and charge $5 for 5MB of usage. If you use it this is what happens..plain and simple!

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