Verizon gets Samsung Smooth flip phone

Verizon got the Samsung Smooth today without so much as a peep of lead up warning. This flip phone is pretty basic but if that's all you need, then you might just be interested in what this handset has to offer.

Some of the Smooth's features include Bluetooth, speakerphone, a VGA camera that sports a nighttime mode and more. It's a dual-band CDMA and can be used to access Verizon's services like the VZ Navigator service.

You can check your e-mail, text message and browse the web with this phone. It has a 5-hour battery life for talk time and a whopping 336 hour battery life while on standby. You can get the Samsung Smooth from Verizon now for $29.99 with a two-year contract and a $50 discount online.