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Samsung Glyde 2 for Verizon: Better Luck Second Time Around?

Leaked photos of a Verizon-branded Glyde 2 (aka U960) smartphone show it has a streamlined design, a fourth row added to the keyboard, and now uses Samsung's TouchWiz interface. It all sounds promising, but what about that sluggish touchscreen?

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When our very own Matt Buchanan conducted last year's iPhone Clone Battlemodo, his verdict on the first generation Glyde was as succinct as it was scathing:

"The Glyde is just a truly terrible phone. Most clay bricks are more responsive than its touchscreen, especially around the edges, and the crappy, sluggish Verizon software doesn't help. And its keyboard ain't much better."

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I do like the idea of a competitive haptic touchscreen rival to the iPhone. So here's hoping that Samsung and Verizon have lifted their game. It's early days, so no word yet on pricing or availability. [HowardForums via Electronista]

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I love the service I get from verizon ... but I LOATH The fact that for me to get a new WinMo phone they require a data plan ... F#$KERS.... There excuse is ... "The features on then new phone REQUIRE the data plan"

can anyone tell me if there is a way to get a WinMo phone from verizon and not get a data plan ... Please there has to be a way around this.