Just when we started to warm up to the original's champagne hue, Verizon and Samsung have teamed up to give us the color many of us would've preferred to begin with. That's right: as expected, the dual-pivot u740 is now available dressed in black from head to toe, without any of that not-quite-silver, not-quite-beige craziness of its forebear. Not to say existing owners need to get too jealous -- specs are, of course, identical. Get it now for a Franklin after contract and rebates.

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