One whole day earlier than I expected, Verizon Wireless dropped the Samsung Glyde upon us. This touchscreen and QWERTY-board handset packs a boatload of features into a relatively small Blue body that's a slightly shrunken down take on Sammy's F700 Ultra Smart.
Glyde gives you a 2.8" touchscreen with haptic feedback, side-sliding QWERTY, 2MP camera with auto-focus, flash, and video capture, GPS with VZ Navigator (location based services), and full HTML browser. Wait, there's more! More in the way of VCAST music and video support, stereo Bluetooth, Mobile Email and IM, and a microSD card slot and USB 2.0 port.
All this craziness will set you back $249.99 after rebate on a two-year contract. We've got a full review and at least one video waiting for you, so check it out and tell us what you think. Glyde, Alias, Voyager, enV2 -- that's four QWERTY messaging phones in Big V's lineup right now if my math is right.