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Verizon Wireless Shows Off Its Blitz

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Just in time for back to school, the builder and operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless network announced that the Verizon Wireless Blitz™ is available online at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores. Designed for the heaviest of texters, the Blitz comes complete with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and easy access to a dedicated My Messaging key, making this the must-have phone at schools from coast to coast.

The Blitz is a text messaging powerhouse with a 2.2-inch screen – ideal for browsing the Web or checking e-mail. The phone is a music player ready for any party – on or off campus. It is equipped with an MP3 player that can access Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Music with Rhapsody’s library of more than 5 million songs that can be downloaded to a PC and side-loaded with the included USB cable, synchronized with a Bluetooth® speaker or played right from the speakerphone. Most music downloaded onto the PC using V CAST Music with Rhapsody is free of digital rights management software, which means the music can be played on multiple devices.

Additional features of the Verizon Wireless Blitz include:

Expandable microSD™ memory port with up to 4 GB support
1.3 megapixel camera features:
Self-timer: off, three, five or 10 seconds
Color effects: normal, antique, black and white, and negative
Resolution adjustment landscape: 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120
Capture mode: portrait and landscape
Dedicated camera key
Self-portrait mirror
Supported Bluetooth profiles: headset profile, hands-free (car kits) profile and advanced audio distribution profile (stereo)
Media Center-capable – downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location-based services and more
Mobile Web-capable – customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather and more
Mobile Email – access to MSN® Hotmail®, America Online® and Yahoo!® e-mail accounts
Mobile IM capabilities
Picture messaging
VZ Navigator(SM) – get visual and audible directions to thousands of destinations, locate businesses and other points of interest, get maps of a location and share directions with others
Chaperone® Child-capable – allows the Blitz to have its location shared with family members via the Chaperone Web site, the Chaperone Parent application or Child Zone® SMS Alerts
Speakerphone with dedicated speakerphone key
Voice commands
Calculator, calendar, alarm clock, world clock, notepad and stopwatch
Phonebook with up to 1,000 entries
Speed dialing
Display: 220 x 176 pixels, 262K Color TFT
Dimensions: 3.5” x 2.6” x 0.7”
Weight: 5.1 ounces
Headset jack: 2.5 mm
SAR: head 1.19 W/kg; body 0.694 W/kg
Handset insurance: yes
Hearing aid compatibility = M3
Usage time: up to 280 minutes or
Standby time: up to 280 hours
The Verizon Wireless Blitz is available for $69.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. Customers can sign up for V CAST Music with Rhapsody for a $14.99 monthly subscription.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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