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Verizon's Samsung Zeal Has E-Ink QWERTY KB

Tuesday Verizon Wireless announced that the Samsung Zeal messaging phone will be available online and at your local Verizon outlet starting November 11. The phone will arrive in a dual-hinge form factor and feature an E-Ink keyboard that changes based on the consumer's needs.

According to Verizon, the E-Ink keyboard will display a traditional numeric keyboard when the device is opened vertically as a flip phone, but can also be changed to an alpha-only keypad. When the phone is opened in landscape mode, the device sports a QWERTY keypad that can change to numeric with symbols.

In addition to the E-Ink keyboard, the Samsung Zeal will offer corporate email support for Microsoft Office Exchange, a microSD card slot for capacities up to 32 GB, a 2MP camera with night and panorama shot, auto focus and camcorder capabilities, Bluetooth, and access to the Mobile Web. Other features will include a social networking widget, VZ Navigator support, Skype support and more.

The Samsung Zeal will be available Thursday for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Verizon said that customers can go ahead and purchase the phone today at Verizon retail outlets and through the Verizon website.