updated 01:00 pm EST, Thu December 13, 2007
Samsung U940 passes FCC
Through its approval, the FCC has confirmed the existence of the SCH-U940 by Samsung. The phone is expected to be an American version of the F700, converted for use on Verizon's CDMA and EVDO networks. The phone may also be downgraded to a two-megapixel camera instead of three, but this should not detract from its main features, which include a slide-out QWERTY keyboard combined with a 3.2-inch touchscreen.
If adopted by Verizon, the phone will likely have its signature cross-themed interface modified to highlight the carrier's services. Exact specifications of the U940 are unknown, as Samsung has requested that photos and the user manual be withheld by the FCC for 180 days. [via phone Arena]