updated 01:30 pm EDT, Tue May 26, 2009
Gloss at US Cellular
Samsung Mobile on Tuesday confirmed an earlier report by announcing wireless provider US Cellular will soon add the Samsung Gloss SCH-u440 flip-phone to its lineup. Also known as the Cleo, it has an unusual design with a QWERTY keyboard and borrows design cues from a makeup mirror. Bluetooth support, a 1.3-megapixel camera and music playback functionality are also onboard.
US Cellular will offer its easyedge data services on the Gloss, including access to Your Navigator GPS, news and weather applications, along with games and other applications. Tone Room is also preloaded onto US Cellular's Gloss, which offers users ringtones updated on a daily basis. City ID, meanwhile, will display the city and state of incoming calls.
The Gloss can support up to 16GB of external memory through microSDHC and sports a 2.2-inch main display. US Cellular will offer the Gloss in pink and charcoal, though no pricing information has been announced.