Verizon Wireless and Samsung has announced that they will start offering the Samsung Gusto Flip Phone to its subscribers nationwide. Samsung Gusto is sports a two-inch main display, and includes noise suppression, mobile web browser and Bluetooth. It comes complete with a low price tag and some interesting features.
Samsung Gusto is an entry-level clamshell featurephone that doesn’t come up with anything new and only available in Metallic Gray with no hope of getting more choices in the near future, unless it will sell very good, which I doubt. The new Samsung Gusto is for the customer who only just wants to talk and text.
Verizon Samsung Gusto comes with a VGA camera with Night Shot function and dedicated camera key, VZ Navigator, Bluetooth, 1xRTT connectivity, GPS/E911, a 1000mAh battery, 2.5mm headset Jack and support for email, text, and picture messaging. The Gusto also has support for mobile email and instant messaging.
The Gusto does have a few interesting features including a Driving Mode and Fake Call Feature. Basically, the Driving Mode makes the in-call volume on high, overrides vibrate settings, and reads contact information aloud when a text message is received. Fake Call feature which lets customers set up a pseudo call with a timer to manage social situations. So while the Gusto may not entirely live up to the name, it can help to get you out of an awkward social situation and that has to count for something.
More useful though would be the voice command functionality and perhaps the driving mode which “changes the handset volume automatically to high, overrides vibrate settings, and reads contact information aloud when a call or message is received.” The Samsung Gusto is free if ordered online with a Verizon Wireless contract and available in Verizon Wireless stores with only $19.99 with a service agreement and after a $50 mail-in-rebate, or if you love freebies, order it online and it won’t cost you a cent.