Widgets and social networking features are the highlight of Samsung's newest touch-screen phone, the Reality. The handset will be available later this week exclusively through Verizon.
The Reality features Samsung's TouchWiz interface, allowing multiple widgets on the screen that can be expanded with a single touch on the 3-inch WQVGA screen.
It includes a full, slide-out Qwerty keyboard with instant messaging, mobile Web, personal and corporate e-mail, and Bluetooth capabilities. There's also a 3.2 megapixel camera built in, with video capturing and a special Night Shot Mode.
Like many of Samsung's other phones, social network connectivity is a large part of the Reality. Social network widgets are pre-installed to the phone and users can easily upload pictures and videos to their Facebook or YouTube accounts through a centralized interface.
It is also compatible with Verizon's VZ Navigator direction service and Visual Voice Mail.
The device will be available in Piano Black and City Red when it launches on Thursday, April 22, at a contract-subsidized, after-rebate price of around $80. The mail-in rebate is for $50, meaning the up-front cost for a Reality will be $130.