The Samsung Alias 2 is now on sale at Verizon. You could say it has many keyed aliases in that the keypad can act as a dial number keypad or as a QWERTY keypad. This handset is geared to those who text and key a lot. Reportedly, the inked keypads are less stressful on the fingers than mechanical keys.
This dual-hinge messaging Samsung Alias 2 is the first handset in the U.S. to feature the state-of-the-art E Ink transforming keypad. Depending on how you open the phone the keypad changes directions and letters/numbers. Open it vertically as a flip phone and it has a traditional numeric keypad that can change to an alpha-only keypad. The Verizon Samsung Alias 2 when opened in landscape mode, has a QWERTY keypad that can changed to numeric with symbols.
The Samsung Alias 2 supports RemoSync, so customers can synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from their office PCs. It also features a 2.0 megapixel camera and video capture capabilities, shortcut buttons for text messaging, camera, voice commands and gaming (among other things) and a speakerphone.
The Samsung Alias 2 is available today for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. If you use the Wireless and Mobile News' Verizon online coupon-link you will get the rebate instantly with an online purchase and two year contract. Considering all the features of the Samsung Alias 2 it is one of the best deals for super-texters who suffer from text fatigue.
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The microSD card slot with support for up to 16 GB.