Verizon Wireless has just announced a spanking new smartphone – the Samsung Brightside, where this slider smartphone will reveal a full QWERTY keyboard for messaging and texting purposes, just in case you have not yet gotten used to a virtual keyboard after all this while. Yes, there are still segments of the population who feel that an actual physical keyboard is the way to go, as the lack of haptic feedback when dancing one’s fingers all over a virtual keyboard is distracting, and does not have the same, familiar “feel”. The Samsung Brightside is no high-end handset, but it ought to get its job done well enough, supporting Verizon’s 3G network, boasting a 3.1″ touchscreen display, the aforementioned full QWERTY slider keyboard, a 3.2-megapixel shooter that does decent video and image capture, and one-touch access. The asking price would be a Benjamin with a new 2-year contract.

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