Verizon, AT&T launch new Samsung phones

Both Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility launched new Samsung phones, adding to their holiday lineup as the holiday shopping season sets to kick off.

Verizon debuted two global phones, one a high-end smartphone and the other a lower-tier flip phone. The Samsung Saga is a QWERTY-keyboard toting smartphone with quad-band GSM/GPRS capability, an optical mouse, WiFi capability, the Opera browser and Windows Mobile 6.1. It also has a 2 megapixel camera, a microSD slot capable of holding 16GB and stereo Bluetooth. The phone will sell for $199.99 with a two-year contract and after a $70 mail-in rebate and will be available Dec 1.

Verizon also launched the Samsung Renown, a a quad-band flip phone that has all of the basics. The phone has a 2 megapixel camera, visual voicemail and a microSD slot capable of holding 8GB. The phone will retail for $179.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate and will be in stores Dec. 1 and available through business sales channels Nov. 19.

AT&T is also getting into the mix, and launched the Samsung Eternity, a MediaFLO phone that has access to AT&T Mobile TV. The HSDPA touchscreen phone has a full QWERTY keyboard, an accelerometer and Samsung's TouchWiz user interface. The phone also has a 3 megapixel camera and GPS with AT&T Navigator. The phone is selling for $149.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.  AT&T is also offering new AT&T Mobile TV subscribers a 30-day free trial of the service. 

For more:
- see this Verizon release
- see this AT&T release
- see FierceWireless' Holiday Handset Guide

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