Samsung Convoy U640 Phone (Verizon Wireless)

[ReviewAZON asin=”B002WTC1TK”]Built to military specifications to survive extreme shock, water and dust environments, the Samsung Convoy for Verizon Wireless is ideal for highly-mobile and active users who want access to Verizon’s always-on Push to Talk service. You’ll stay on course thanks to the VZ Navigator GPS turn-by-turn direction service, and be able to track employees and colleagues with the Verizon Wireless Field Force Manager service. And using the Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO data network, you can download music via the V Cast Music with Rhapsody service and watch streaming video with the V CAST Video on Demand service. See more details on optional Verizon Wireless services below.

The Convoy’s high-quality stereo speaker, extended battery life and multiple messaging options make it the ideal device to stay connected in the toughest conditions.

The Convoy includes a 2-megapixel camera/camcorder with video capture capabilities, and you can send snapped images of job sites, shopping trips or nightlife excursions via mobile email or MMS messaging. It’s also compatible with text and popular instant messaging services. Other features include Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, memory expansion via optional microSD cards (up to 16 GB), voice commands, speakerphone, high-quality stereo speaker, personal organizer tools, and up to 5 hours of talk time.

The Verizon Wireless Push to Talk service leverages EV-DO Rev. A technology, which provides customers with fast two-way, walkie talkie-style communication with one person or a group of people. In addition to the simplicity of one number, national coast-to-coast coverage and no hidden charges or fees, this service also offers Presence Information, which shows you who is “on” and available to receive a Push to Talk call.

Key Features

  • Fast 3G connectivity thanks to the reliable Verizon Wireless EV-DO, Rev A network
  • Meets military specifications 810f standards for shock and dust resistance, vibration, salt fog, humidity, solar radiation, altitude and low and high temperature storage.
  • Push to Talk capability enables you to quickly connect with one or multiple team members at the same time with just a push of a button. Connect on the Verizon Wireless nationwide broadband network, and get expanded coverage across the United States within the National Enhanced Services Rate and Coverage Area.
    • Place group calls: Hold conversations with as many as 50 total participants.
    • Check team member status with Presence: See who is available for a Push to Talk call.
    • Manage contacts for the entire company online: Add, delete and assign contacts, create groups and more.
    • Use one number, one device: Make and receive voice calls without needing a second device or phone number.
  • GPS navigation capabilities via VZ Navigator service
  • Clamshell phone with internal 2.2-inch display (176 x 220 pixels, 262K color depth)
  • External 1.3-inch color display displays current time, battery life, signal strength, and incoming calls. Also includes external music playback controls.
  • 2-megapixel camera/camcorder (Learn more)
  • Digital audio player for MP3, WMA, and unprotected AAC/AAC+ formats. Sync music from your PC to the phone and create and manage playlists right on the device.
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile–enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock. And with dial-up networking capabilities, you can access the Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband Connect service to use your phone as a modem. (Learn more)
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 16 GB.
  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS, MMS, Mobile IM, and Mobile Email
  • Voice Commands: Voice Dial, Digit Dial Readout, Menu Readout, TXT Message Readout
  • Organizer tools including calendar, tip calculator, currency converter, notepad, alarm clock, world clock and stopwatch
  • Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off
  • Phone book with up to 1000 entries with multiple contacts
  • 2.5mm headset jack
  • Bilingual Interface: English/Español
  • TTY compatible
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4/T4

Vital Statistics
The Samsung Convoy weighs 3.88 ounces and measures 3.85 x 2 x 0.94 inches. Its 1300 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5 hours of talk time, and up to 537 hours (22+ days) of standby time. It runs on the CDMA 800/1900 frequencies as well as EV-DO, Rev A 3G frequencies.

What’s in the Box
Samsung Convoy handset, rechargeable battery, wall/USB charger, battery cover removal tool, quick start guide, user manual

Verizon Wireless Services

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2-Megapixel Camera/Camcorder

Snap photos and videos on the go with this phone’s built-in still camera and video camcorder, which features:

  • Dedicated camera and camcorder key
  • Video camera and playback
  • Brightness adjustment
  • Self timer: off, 3, 5 or 10 seconds
  • Color effects: normal, black & white, antique, negative, aqua, green
  • Resolution adjustment: 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120
  • White balance: auto, sunny, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent
  • Digital Zoom: up to 10 steps, depending on resolution adjustment
  • Multi-shot: series shot, divided shot, panorama shot