Alltel and Samsung announced the release of Samsung Delve today. The Samsung Delve was rumored to be available via U.S. Cellular, but apparently the Alltel made it. Samsung Delve is a full-touch handset that has a similar design to Samsung Instinct and also they both have similar features. Combined with Alltel technology the Samsung delve will come with nuTsie. This is a music application from Alltel that allows users to get music from an extensive nuTsie catalog, as well as to stream iTunes play lists. Samsung Delve is priced at $199, with a 2-yr contract agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate. For the moment, the Delve can only be pre-ordered, via Alltel’s website. The handset will go on sale starting November 6, both online and in retail stores.
Samsung Delve Specification and features
- 3-inch TFT touchscreen display with 240 x 400 pixels
- 1x EVDO connectivity
- GPS, Alltel Navigation
- Virtual QWERTY keyboard
- 3.5mm headset jack
- MP3 player
- Full HTML browser
- 8GB of “external memory” – hence there’s a MicroSDHC card included
- 2 MP camera, video recording
- Talk time: up to 330 minutes
- Stand by time: up to 205 hours
- 3.89 x 1.93 x 0.55 inches
- 3.35 ounces
Samsung Delve Press Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. and DALLAS – Alltel Wireless, America’s largest network, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) announced today that the Samsung Delve™ will be available for pre-sale at alltel.com on October 30. With an intuitive interface and attractive touchscreen design, the Samsung Delve is a stylish way to stand out in the crowd and stay connected to those who matter most.
The touchscreen phone, highlighted by a virtual QWERTY keyboard and tactile feedback, has been designed with Samsung’s unique TouchWiz™ interface. The TouchWiz interface incorporates specially designed widgets that allow the user to customize and personalize their phone. Users can ‘drag and drop’ widgets onto the main screen, which offers users instant access to their favorite functions. The widgets allow users to customize the main display screen to match the icons of the applications and features they use the most.
“There is a paradigm shift in the way users are interacting with their wireless devices, and Alltel is at the forefront of creating new ways for users to harness the power of their mobile phones,” said Brian Ullem, vice president of device strategy for Alltel Wireless. “The Samsung Delve boasts a new, powerful user interface using ‘widgets’ customers can drag and drop to configure their phone. It offers a new level of control and convenience.”
Music lovers will appreciate the Samsung Delve’s MP3 player, and the 2.0 megapixel camera with video capabilities will add value for fans of multimedia content. Several applications are preloaded on the phone for the ultimate entertainment experience, including Alltel Pic Transfer, Alltel Mobile Advisor, City Id, Collapse Chaos and Wallpaper Universe. The Samsung Delve also features Bluetooth® capabilities, an expandable MicroSD memory slot and an industry standard 3.5 millimeter headset jack. The Samsung Delve contains additional accessories such as an additional battery, a stylus, soft protective case, travel charger, stereo headset and PC data cable.
“The customizable features of the Samsung Delve make it easy for people to use and navigate,” said Bill Ogle, Chief Marketing Officer for Samsung Mobile. “People are busier than ever, and the easy-to-use Samsung Delve will keep the features people need within a single touch.”
Beginning today, Alltel customers can be among the first to order the Samsung Delve at alltel.com for $199.99 after $100 mail in rebate. The Samsung Delve will also be available in retail stores and at shopalltel.com on November 6. Additionally, customers purchasing the phone will receive free access to Email, Alltel TV on Demand Connect, Alltel Navigation, MyCast Weather and Alltel Radio Connect. A Smart Choice Pack is required in order to purchase the Samsung Delve at this price.
Additionally, Alltel’s newest music application, nuTsie, is available for free access on the Samsung Delve. nuTsie provides the ultimate music experience by allowing users to stream their own iTunes™ playlists, their friends’ iTunes playlists and nearly limitless new music from nuTsie’s catalog – with no side-loading or uploading hassles. For more information on this innovative application, please visit alltel.com/nutsie.
Alltel’s Smart Choice Packs give customers national voice minutes with an unlimited data plan and all of their favorite features, all for one low monthly price. The Smart Choice Pack 500 provides unlimited data, five “My Circle” numbers, 500 anytime minutes and free nights and weekends for $69.99 per month; the Smart Choice Pack 500 Plus includes 10 “My Circle” numbers for $89.99 per month. Additional packages include the Smart Choice Pack 1200, with 1,200 anytime minutes, unlimited data, 10 “My Circle” numbers and free nights and weekends starting at 7PM for $109.99 per month; the Smart Choice Pack 2000 upgrades that package to include 20 “My Circle” numbers and 2,000 anytime minutes for $139.99 per month. The ultimate choice is the Smart Choice Pack 5500, delivering 20 “My Circle” numbers, and 5,500 anytime minutes, in addition to all of the benefits offered by the other packages.
Alltel Wireless continues to provide choice and flexibility to the customer’s wireless experience with its exclusive “My Circle” feature, giving customers unlimited calling to and from any five, 10 or 20 numbers on any network. Alltel Wireless also offers Anytime Plan Changes, which give customers the flexibility to change their calling plans at any time, without extending their current contract.
To access the multimedia content associated with this release, please visit thenewsmarket.com/alltel. Registered members will find broadcast quality video for their purposes, free of charge.
Alltel Wireless is owner and operator of the nation’s largest wireless network and has more than 13 million customers.