Verizon releases the Samsung Rogue U960 and Intensity U450

Verizon releases the Samsung Rogue U960 and Intensity U450
Verizon releases the Samsung Rogue U960 and Intensity U450
It was only a matter of time, and since we've now reached September 8th, Verizon has released both the Samsung Rogue U960 and Intensity U450. First off, the Rogue is the much anticipated replacement of the Glyde that came out last year. Instead of using a capacitive touchscreen, it is resistive, which should alleviate the issues that the Glyde suffered from. The Rogue also has the first AMOLED display to be used on a Verizon phone, so we're eager to try it out and see if it's as good as the one found on the Omnia-II smartphone. Other features of the Rogue U960 include a 3MP autofocus camera with LED flash, updated user interface, 4 row sliding QWERTY keyboard, HTML browser, EVDO Rev A, microSDHC memory card slot (16GB), Vcast Music/Video and VZ Navigator support. Pricing is $99.99 after a $100 rebate with a 2-year contract, $169.99 after rebate with a 1-year contract, and $419.99 full retail. Just remember that the Rogue is considered an Enhanced Multimedia Phone, so it requires an add-on data package (25MB for $9.99, 75MB for $19.99) on Basic and Select plans, or it can use unlimited data on Connect and Premium plans.


For those of you who like the idea of a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard, but aren't ready to take the touchscreen plunge, there's the Intensity U450. It comes in two colors (Flamingo Red and Grey) and offers a more traditional features, including a 176x220 pixel TFT display, 1.3MP camera, Mobile Web 2.0, microSDHC memory card slot (16GB), and supports VCast Music and VZ Navigator. But the device lacks EVDO, so data is limited to 1X speeds. Pricing however seems a bit odd, as the Flamingo Red model is showing FREE after $79.99 rebate on a 2-year contract, while the Grey model is $29.99 after a $50 rebate with a 2-year contract. However, both are $99.99 after $50 rebate with a 1-year contract, and $199.99 full retail.

Verizon releases the Samsung Rogue U960 and Intensity U450
Verizon releases the Samsung Rogue U960 and Intensity U450


source: Verizon Wireless Rogue and Intensity in Flamingo Red and Grey

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23 Comments

1. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

U450 Intensity: The Red has a Online only price of $0.00 till next sunday supposedly. In store they are Buy one get one, doesn't matter which color. So if you wanted one of each for two different friends/family members, then online/in-store ends up being the same price. If you want just 1, and you like red. Then Online is the way to go for you.

2. camrman007

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

The Samsung Intensity in red is online only. It's not available in stores, so if you want the red one, then online is the only way to go.

3. cpoore

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 30, 2009

Picked up the Rogue this morning. Love it so far! I'm definitely surprised at how responsive the touch screen is.

6. Iwantaphone

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

Hey did you get the rogue at a verizon store or somewhere else?

10. cpoore

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 30, 2009

Picked it up at a local Verizon store.

12. FizzyWizzyZOw

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 17, 2009

does it have a full virtual keyboard????!?!??!? please say yes please say yes!!!

13. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

thats gonna be one hell of a mission typin on that thing when its that small of a screen..........

15. mmmpopfanatic

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 29, 2009

No virtual keyboard on the Rogue. I played with it in the Verizon store today and sure enough, it didn't have one.

16. FizzyWizzyZOw

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 17, 2009

SERIOUSLY?!?!? Ah, man. that stinks.

17. cpoore

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 30, 2009

No - no virtual keyboard other than numeric.

4. HMR

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

Does anyone know if the Rogue supports tethering for a netbook?

5. Iwantaphone

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

I just went to my verizon store today but they didn't have the Samsung Rogue. I thought the Samsung Rogue was released today?

7. jtm1208

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

some of the smaller retailers wont get the phone till next week

8. igor550

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 16, 2008

best buy has lots of it

9. Iwantaphone

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

ahh ic. Thx guys

11. FizzyWizzyZOw

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 17, 2009

I called my local verizon store, and they have it in, and im getting it tommorrow!!! YAYAYYY!

14. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

would i give up my behold for this? YES.

18. FizzyWizzyZOw

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 17, 2009

Ok, so i wnt to the verizon store today, about to get the awesome rouge, $99 for u[grade, and im like great!! but thn i foung out you have to pay and extra $10 every month, for internet prices! it stinks. and now i cant get it. i have to wait till stinking october fo the chocolate touch/

19. dmoney09

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 23, 2009

actually bad news... the chocolate touch is going under enhanced multimedia phone so t will require a extra $10 a month too

20. FizzyWizzyZOw

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 17, 2009

SERIOUS? what about the motorola sholes?

21. enemyisyou

Posts: 44; Member since: Jul 04, 2009

All non-smart phone feature phones being released after September 8th will require the new data plan. I'm pretty bummed about it myself since I can get the Rogue for $49.99 on annual upgrade with the VIP member discount, but don't want to spend the extra 10 bucks. Guess I'm waiting around for the EnV Touch to drop in price. I'd like to know when the review for this phone is going up...

22. FizzyWizzyZOw

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 17, 2009

ohg my gosh, that is so stupid. EVery phone?!

23. dubracer223

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

its only every "hybrid" phone...meaning html and flash capable phone...these phones fit the niche between regular hand set and pda...from what i understand...imo tho...the rogue seems to be pretty sweet...consicering to switch this from my storm since i use maybe 15 -20 % of what it could actually do...ima look into it more tho

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