The Samsung Illusion is by the Android 2.3, Gingerbread platform, comes with a fast 1GHz processor, Backup Assistant Plus (Sync), social networking integration with YouTube, a 2GB pre-installed memory card and a 3 Megapixel camera with video.
Enjoy yourself anywhere, anytime, right from your Illusion. Browse through over 250,000 apps and games available through Google Play. Seamless integration with YouTube keeps you entertained on the go, while Slacker Radio combines your personal tastes to create a unique streaming radio station just for you.
The Samsung Illusion also keeps track of your contacts with an integrated calendar, email, social networking integration and next generation messaging with group text. Stay productive on the go. Quickoffice allows you to create, view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.
The Samsung Illusion weighs 4.02 ounces and measures 4.51 x 2.37 x 0.47 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6 hours of talk time, and up to 250 hours (10.4 days) of standby time.
What's in the Box
Prepaid Samsung Illusion, standard lithium ion battery, pre-installed 2 GB microSD card, wall/USB charger, product safetly and warranty guide, Verizon Wireless prepaid brochures
Verizon Wireless Prepaid Smartphone Plan Overview
$80 Unlimited Talk/Text/1GB of Data
This is a great option for savvy data users who want the power of a Smartphone without a contract and the freedom to pay for service only when they need it, when and where they want. For $80 a month you get unlimited talk, unlimited text including text, picture, and video messaging, and 1 GB of data. You can save their data allowance by activating the Wi-Fi radio to access the Internet.
What to do with 1 GB of data:
- Send 100 emails
- Browse 150 web pages
- Listen to 2 hours music
- Watch an hour of videos
- And still have enough data left over to download your favorite apps
Backup Assistant Plus (Sync), at no extra charge, provides peace of mind knowing important information is always available online or on the device:
- Save and manage contacts in your address book.
- Synchronize in one unified mailbox multiple email accounts, including Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL and Windows Live Hotmail.
You will also have the option of pay-as-you-go rates applied to any account balance.
- $0.25/picture and video (data charges apply)
- $0.05/MB (also applicable if the user goes over the 1GB data allotment.)
Android Gingerbread Operating System
The Samsung Illusion runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread). It features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation.
Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming e-mail and then switch back to the game without losing your place. And like the previous version of Android ("Froyo"), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.
The onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.
The Samsung Illusion also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
- Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
- Pre-loaded Android apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Messaging, Music, News & Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube
- Google applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk
- Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination