The nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, Verizon Wireless has announced the availability of the new Samsung Sway (Samsung SCH-U650). As what you see in the photo, it’s the stylish and slim slider phone with a silver finish.

According to the company, “Verizon Wireless customers can use the Sway as an MP3 player to access more than 5 million songs that can be side-loaded from their PCs to their phones with a USB cable using V CAST Music with Rhapsody. Most music downloaded onto the PC using V CAST Music with Rhapsody is free of digital rights management software, which means the music can be played on multiple devices.”

Highlights of Samsung Sway from Verizon Wireless:

  • 2.2-inch QVGA (240×320 pixel) screen display
  • 2 megapixel camera with NightShot
  • Media Center-capable – downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location-based services and more
  • Mobile Web-capable – customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather and more
  • Mobile IM (instant messaging) capabilities
  • Text, picture and video messaging
  • Bluetooth profiles supported: headset, stereo, hands-free (car kits), serial port, object push for vCard and vCalendar only, basic imaging, basic printing and phonebook access profiles
  • Bilingual interface in English and Spanish
  • External microSD card slot (up to 8GB)
  • Usage time: up to 270 minutes ; Standby time: up to 312 hours

The new Samsung Sway slider handset which measures 4.15 x 1.96 x 0.47-inches will hit Verizon stores on October 14 for $69.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year contract.