The Verizon Wireless Escapade WP8990VW, manufactured by Pantech PCD, is the second flip phone from the carrier to offer global roaming, as it is able to use both CDMA and GSM networks. The Samsung Renown U810 is the only other current non-smartphone from Verizon to offer this, but there are some key differences between them, such as the Renown having a QVGA internal display, microSDHC memory card slot, and the ability to use Verizon’s EVDO network for data. Because of this, the Escapade is geared more to the casual international traveler, who only requires a basic phone to use while abroad. Design: The exterior of the device is stylish with a dark maroon color used and three chrome accent pieces on the front. The build quality also seems good, as the hinge opens and closes smoothly and the phone’s overall plastic construction should hold up to normal daily use. It is also about the same size as the Samsung Renown, so it is comfortable to hold and can be placed into your pant’s pocket without being too noticeable.