The Samsung glide was the first touchscreen released by Samsung in 2008, and a competitor to the Sprint Instinct. It's nice to have both a touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard both in one phone though! The Glyde is a pocket phone that weighs about 4 ounces and the hi-res display is 440x240 (a bit larger than the Voyager) which is about 2.8 inches. It has a 2 megapixel camera and even a mirror for self portrait shots. There is a microSD card slot, and it will accept the newer 8GB card - which means you can store all kinds of pics and mp3's on it. The keyboard is easy to use and pretty solid, and all keys are backlit. You'll have no problems using Instant Messaging with the Glyde, whether it's AIM, MSN, or Windows Live Messenger, and yhou can set it up with your own email account as well.
The Glyde can read your actually read SMS text messages to you or do "visual voicemail". Since this is a Verizon phone you can of course use all the aspects of their vCAST service. the only limitation is that you can't watch vCAST TV (only video clips). When it comes to music, it will play mp3's, Windows media, and files from iTunes (both protected and unproteced AAC files). Being a multimedia phone, the Glyde of course supports stereo bluetooth, so you can get a cordless headset listen to music wherever you go! You can also use GPS with the VZ Navigator software, but you'll have to pay for it.
The 2 Megapixel camera is capable of taking 1600x1200 pics, but the video recording is only at 176x144. It turns out this is a default options and if you set the video to "save" you can get it to record in 320x240 - which is much better. This Samsung Glyde was released in 2008, and now you can get one used very reasonably.