Samsung SCH-u440

by Mark R

samsunggloss-sbSamsung and US Cellular have recently announced that they will be carrying the SCH-u440. This smartphone is also known as the Gloss, and it certainly looks like some sort of makeup compact of some kind. Perhaps it should have been called the Blush.

There is a full QWERTY revealed when the Gloss is unfolded, and threaded SMS displays every text in chat-conversation format on its 2.2 inch LCD display. The Gloss has a talk time of up to five hours and a standby time of up to 260 hours.

There is about 16GB worth of external memory for music and photos. The music player is a nice MP3 style, and the camera is 1.3 Megapixel for “runway quality”.

I’m thinking that supermodels and other fashion-philes are the target audience of the Gloss. After all, it comes in colors of pink, champagne, light blue, and a limited edition with yummy lip butter from CAKE beauty. Not really very “manly” colors, to be certain.

Still, I have to admire the Gloss of for trying a new shape in phones: square. Has any other phone tried this simple shape? Okay, the dimensions are 2.55 x 2.94 inches, which is not a perfect square, but it looks like it.

More details can be found at the Samsung site.


5 reviews or comments

Feint Says: May 28, 2009 at 10:51 am

Bang & Olufsen actually make a square phone and it is maybe the coolest phone I have ever seen; but no US availability and a ridiculous price tag put the stops on it for most.

jj Says: June 6, 2009 at 7:18 pm

I was wondering if anyone had this phone because I was debating weather or not to buy this or wait till the fall to get a phone then.

amberique Says: August 29, 2009 at 4:14 pm

yes another maker has done the square shape, the LG lotus, with very similar layout and shape, size

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