Samsung Brightside

Verizon and Samsung have announced the launch of the Samsung Brightside for March 1 through the carrier.

Labeled as a "social- and feature-rich" device, the Brightside will sell for $99 after a $50 mail-in rebate off of a tw0-year agreement with the carrier.  Aimed at students and small business owners, the phone will feature a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 3.1-inch display and quick access to social networking, mail and messages.  It is listed as having a e.2-megapixel camera with timer, brightness control and shooting modes, but no word on a front-side shooter.

Obviously this is an entry level phone, but it might be good for older members of your family as well who get confused by some of the complexities of operating systems such as Android.


LIGHT UP YOUR SCENE WITH THE samsung BRIGHTSIDE™ from verizon wireless

Offers One-Touch Access to Contacts, Messaging and Social Networking Applications

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. No need to decide between a touchscreen or keyboard with the Samsung Brightsideon the Verizon Wireless network.  Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) will offer the social- and feature-rich Samsung Brightside starting March 1 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at

The Brightside features a 3.1-inch touchscreen display and full QWERTY slide-out keyboard, allowing customers to easily stay connected.  Users can quickly send text messages and update social networking sites on the nation's most reliable 3G network with the Brightside's one-touch access to messaging and contacts.

Students and small business owners can also put its QWERTY keyboard to work and stay productive.  They can email classmates or colleagues to organize meetings to keep a group project on task.  Customers can use the document viewer feature to open Microsoft® Office documents saved on the microSD card and review the group's work, all on the Samsung Brightside.

Additional features:

  • ·         One-touch access to contact list, messaging options (text, picture and email), camera function and Social Networks application, including Facebook® and Twitter, allowing customers to update their status and upload photos instantly
  • ·        Full suite of messaging options, including text, picture and voice messaging and mobile email
  • ·        3.2-megapixel camera with timer, brightness control and shooting modes (single, continuous, panorama, mosaic and frame); scene modes (landscape, sports, party, beach, sunset, dawn, fall, night, backlight, fire and candlelight)
  • ·        Document viewer feature – view documents in the following formats:

o   Microsoft Office formats, including Word, Excel® and PowerPoint®

o   Adobe® PDF

o  ASCII documents

o  HTML documents

o  Images: JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG


The Samsung Brightside will be available March 1 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.  Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

For more information on the Samsung Brightside or other Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to  Follow @VZWnews on Twitter for the latest news on Verizon Wireless.

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