We know some of you love those physical keyboards, and the selection of devices with this feature is becoming less abundant. Verizon (like most carriers) doesn’t have many options (mostly just the Motorola Droid family and the LG Ally). If you’ve been waiting for your next slide-out keyboard device, and don’t want to settle for one of the current options, tes much-rumored Samsung Slider may be the phone for you.

Mr. Blurrycam has shown up again, bringing pictures[1] (posted below) and details of Verizon’s next slide-out keyboard device by Samsung. As you’ll probably notice, the device does look a lot like Sprint’s Samsung Epic 4G. Those looking for a high-end device should look elsewhere, though, because the phone’s specs aren’t as exciting as its look. According to Mr. Blurrycam, this is what you can expect:


  • Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
  • 1 GHz single-core processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • “Awesome” screen; Super AMOLED Plus display? (480×800)
  • 5 MP rear-facing camera / 1.3 MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • 1800 mAh Battery

The specs aren’t that impressive, at least compared to some other debuting devices. This should also mean the price is on the lower end, but considering Verizon’s prices for their 4G devices, it might still be a bit pricey. It definitely looks like a good option for those who are in the market for a slide-out physical keyboard smartphone and aren’t impressed with the newly released Droid 3.

This device will come with the latest version of Gingerbread (2.3.4), and the 4G LTE connectivity may be a plus if your city is covered. As you can expect from Samsung Android smartphones, the screen should be quite impressive with beautiful saturated colors. Also, that battery is a beast! It’ll most likely meet your daily needs, even when using Verizon’s 4G LTE network (famous for draining batteries).

Those looking for a physical keyboard, 4G LTE connectivity and good battery life should consider this device. According to the tipster, it’s model SCH-i405, so keep your eyes open for coming details! If you prefer stronger specs, the Motorola Droid 3 is definitely a good option. What do you guys say? Think you might be going for this one? Would you rather get the Droid 3? Or are you willing to give up your physical keyboard and go for another device?



  1. Pictures from Android Central