updated 03:15 pm EST, Tue January 15, 2008
U940 at Verizon as Q-Ball?
Samsung's U940 phone, a CDMA version of the F700, will reportedly be carried by Verizon Wireless as the "Q-Ball," according to an anonymous source. An image leaked to the press shows the U940/Q-Ball as coming to Verizon in the first quarter of this year, in the same timeframe as LG's VX9100. Little is known about the latter, except that it has just passed through the FCC, and should be equipped with Bluetooth and EVDO.
The U940 is a high-end smartphone, equipped with 3.2-inch touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard. It was last rumored to use EVDO broadband and a two-megapixel camera, however, both of which are downgrades from the F700's three-megapixel camera and 3.6Mbps HSDPA. [via phone Arena]