Verizon to replace Samsung Alias with dynamic keypad-equipped Alias2


It’s been almost a year since we first got our hands on Samsung’s updated (u740) Alias, and whadoyaknow, Samsung is getting ready to launch the Alias2 on the Verizon Wireless network any time now. Funny how that tends to work. Just as you get comfortable with yesteryear’s technology…BAM, the next generation hits the scene.

It appears that the new Alias2 shares the same physical shape and general functionality of the original, complete with its signature dual-hinging flip screen. What’s new for ’09, you ask? Well, how about the inclusion of a dynamically changing keypad, for starters. According to what appears to be a leaked product manual, the Alias2’s keyboard changes “depending upon whether the phone is in portrait or landscape orientation.” Not too shabby of a feature for a non-smartphone, mid-tier, Verizon flip-phone.

That’s pretty much it for now. No release date, price information, or any other concrete specs have been leaked/released yet, besides what you read above and see below.