UPDATED: Samsung Rogue to arrive on Sep 8 for $99 on contract?

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UPDATED: Samsung Rogue to arrive on Sep 8 for $99 on contract?
These rumors about the side-sliding Samsung Rogue just won’t stop! Here’s what a tipster of ours that claims to have inside info told us today. The Rogue has now appeared with a “coming soon” status in the equipment guide system, meaning… well, meaning that it should come soon (hopefully)! That’s not all the interesting stuff however. Judging by a launch kit, out source says the handset is to come on September 8 with a price tag of $199 $99 with a two-year contract and after $100 mail-in rebate. Full retail price will be $419.99. In addition, it seems the Rogue will sport a 3.1-inch touch-sensitive widescreen and a full HTML browser, if the description found there should be trusted, of course.

So, that is all for now – we hope the Rogue is now close to launch time so that we could finally put its capabilities to a test.

Samsung Rogue U960 Preliminary Specificaitons

Thanks, BT24!

*Update*: It turns out there has been a mistake in our original info and the Rogue will actually be available for $99 on a two-year agreement. We apologize for the mistake.
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31 Comments

1. chrisflyer

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

I wonder whose tipster is right, Phone Arena's or BGR's. BGR has the price at $99 after rebates on contract. HOPING IT'S THE LATTER.

12. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

Funny how phonearena said that this phone was already in stores and its just now appearing in upcoming phones. Unsubstantiated rumors much phonearena?

24. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

This is confirmed.

2. jumbolump

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 26, 2009

they need to start making these "dump phones" with wifi. its kind of ridiculous they dont have it on phones coming out that supposibly are "high tech".

4. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Wifi is so overrated. I've used all the PDA phones Verizon has offered with wifi since the i760, and I couldn't for the life of me notice a difference in speed between a good 3G connection and wifi. Heck, even a solid 1x connection on some older phones was just as good, the processor bottlenecked it anyway. Unless you want to circumvent data plans (with many new phones requiring a data package, that option isn't there anymore) or use the phone's data features globally, it's really not a big deal.

5. JK Wylde

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 26, 2009

In my situation, i don't get very good data signal at my house, so my Pre is very nice with the Wifi radio. It's got its advantages.

11. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Wifi is good when you're in a heavy urban area, you're hardly ever going to get a good 3G signal....

25. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

If your in a heavy urban area you probably need a gun, not wifi....

3. nateoslo21

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 26, 2009

On boygeniusreport.com they are saying the Rogue will be $99 on contract, after $100 mail-in-rebate. Uh.......

6. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

We got 30 units on this phone in stock last week with our inventory shipment. :) This phone is seriously sick.....I normally dislike just about every phone Samsung releases but this unit might change my opinion on wether or not Samsung can release a decent phone for VZW *EDIT* BTW, this phone will only have a $50 mail-in rebate

9. FizzyWizzyZOw

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 17, 2009

what do you mwan units? OH, and how much will this phone be for upgrade?

7. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

I will check when I get in today to see what I might be able to dig up

8. ckeegan

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 20, 2005

I wish your tipster would be able to give us some freakin' info on the Verizon Touch Pro2. Leaked pics came out almost a month ago, and still no word on release date, I mean, come on! Not to mention T-Mobile already has theirs out, and Sprint is dropping their TP2 in 13 days.

10. je2345

Posts: 63; Member since: May 05, 2009

whats nice too(for me atleast) is that Verizon is going to finally require a data package for these type of devices. The Rogue is suppose to be the first device to require something!

26. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

All HTML phones require Nationwide Pricing, Thats it...

29. kellybl131

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 19, 2009

That's not correct. That was true but when this phone releases, it and all future phones that have full HTML will require a data package either alone, or as part of your plan : aka: connect and premium. Just like it is a requirement for PDA's to have data now.

13. kellybl131

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 19, 2009

It's $199.99 with a $100.00 rebate. So $99.99 on a 2 year after rebate. $269.99 before rebate for a 1 year. It's been confirmed with the Verizon equipment guide. It will also require Vcast subscription, or a Connect or Premium price plan.

19. FizzyWizzyZOw

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 17, 2009

So, is that the upgrade price, or what is the upgrade price? Is that the wwith a new 2 year activation thing? So what im saying is, i made $130 for this phone, and im getting a upgrade, (my mom will paythe rebate) So how much is this hone after rebate, on a upgrade?

20. kellybl131

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 19, 2009

It will be $99.99 after the $100.00 rebate the for either a new two year contract or an eligblie two year upgrade(had the phone for 20 months of the 24 month contract). One year new activations and annual upgrades(had the phone for one year) is $169.99 after rebate.

21. FizzyWizzyZOw

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 17, 2009

Great, thanks! So basicly, AFTEr the rebate, the phone is $99? am i right? Oh, and do you think the phone will have a virtual keyboard? I hope so. OHHH, and IF the phone comes out on Sept 8th, does that mean that they will start selling it, or just avertize, ect.?

28. kellybl131

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 19, 2009

You're right about the price. I hope it will have a virtual keyboard too, and all the specks I've read lead me to believe it will. It will be avaliable for purchase in stores and online on the 8th of Septemeber. Hope you like it :)

14. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Does that mean you will to buy a data plan to go with Connect, just Connect or Premium? The poster on BGR said there will be two option for data at $10 and $20 for 25mb and 75mb respectively, no data charges for VCast. Sprint is looking better and better

15. kellybl131

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 19, 2009

Connect includes ulimited MB usage for an additional $10 over Select plans. Premium also includes unlimited MB usage for $20 over Select plans in addition to including VCAST and VZNav. If you aren't on a connect or premium plan then you will have to add the data for $15 through VCAST. I haven't heard of any MB caps for anything other than smart phone tethering options and aircards.

31. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Dude you are deep in the "EVERYTHING" plan, That Plan is CRAP when I use 900 min with connect for 89.99 for unli txt, data, unli calls to 5 freinds and family (I total like 350 or so Peak min) why pay 10 more for sprint? For SPRINT? The eventually network....Ill see you at Verizon in the next 2 years...Garenteed. You obviously wish you could afford Verizon but your stuck with sprint so you are trying to convince everyone to be as regretful as you. Sprint is the Biggest Most "wannabe" network. Get a life man, even YOU cant sell that "EVERYTHING" (but service) Plan...Hey look is that a Stampede of 900,000 customer leaving Sprint? LOOK OUT!

16. Mr.Bozodic

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

I don't think this phone will be better then the enV touch tho. EnV touch has better camera and keyboard.

17. dense_rain

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

Why can't they make a decent phone that doesn't require data. I was going to get this when it comes out but not if it requires data.

27. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

it doesnt require "data" it requires mb useage of an unlim vcast vpak or prem connect plan...not the same

18. 22ADin09

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 24, 2009

No way can that phone cost that much. If it retails for 419.99, and NE2 is 199.99,no one would drop 200 dollars for a "dumbphone"...especially the successor to (imo) the worse messaging phone I've seen.....

22. 321

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 17, 2009

Just get a connect or premium plan and get unlimited data if you don't want to get any of the new data options. There's a couple ppl on BGR that seemed to have cleared things up about the plans.

23. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Yeah, I thought the Connect plans were the Select plans, the good thing is you can use Connect and Premium plans. They aren't so bad until come into the equation. Everything plans beat those anyday

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