If you?re an audiophile on Verizon Wireless, I've got some good news for you: Big Red's getting some ear candy, via Samsung's new Trance U490. BoyGenius Report says this hot music phone is going live everywhere ? brick-and-mortar stores, online, etc ? on April 24th.
Word is, this handset's not too shabby at all. Sort of a successor to the erstwhile Samsung Juke, the Trance features some nice hardware under its sliding bonnet, with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower audio tech and dual Bluetooth stereo capability. This means users can hook up two concurrent connections for double playback over separate units.
The price can be dirt cheap, depending on which option you choose. The $99.99 price on a 2-year plan drops to $49.99 after the $50 mail-in rebate. On a 1-year contract, the same phone costs $169.99, but gets cut to $119.99 with the rebate. The no contract price is a flat $219.99.
Okay, so mobile web is hardly anyone's favorite, and a 1.3 MP camera certainly isn't the best. But even so, these specs are no joke. As a music phone, the specs look great and its $50 price tag is ridiculously good. (Where else on Earth would you get Bang & Olufsen hardware for that? I think it costs fifty bucks just to walk into the B&O store and sneeze.) And since it supports syncing to a PC and DRM-free audio playback, users aren't stuck with the dreaded V CAST as their only option. Add in the threaded multi-message views, and that equals one pretty decent package.