original Messager did almost two years ago. Anyhow, the new model is distinctly different (and cooler) by swapping out the numeric keypad for a full 2.6-inch touchscreen with TouchWiz. It also gets a 2 megapixel camera, Blueooth, voice recognition, and microSD expansion up to 16GB, and it's available today for $49.95 after mail-in rebate in "black and vibrant eye-catching blue" (you be the judge on that one). Follow the break for the full release.
Samsung Mobile and U.S. Cellular® Launch the Samsung Messager Touch™
Features a 2.6 inch touch screen, full QWERTY keyboard and
built-in 2.0 megapixel camera and camcorder
DALLAS – May 24, 2010 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)1 the No.1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.2, and U.S. Cellular, today announced the availability of the Samsung Messager Touch™ (SCH-r630). The Messager Touch is a fashionable, feature-rich touchscreen messaging phone with a convenient slide-out QWERTY keyboard available in black and vibrant eye-catching blue.
"The Samsung Messager Touch is an exciting new addition to our messaging line-up," said Ed Perez, vice-president of marketing and sales for U.S. Cellular. "It's a very cool phone, and our customers can add their personal touch by customizing the functions."
The Samsung Messager Touch is equipped with a full 2.6 inch touchscreen display, which features Samsung's unique TouchWiz™ interface. The TouchWiz interface incorporates specially designed widgets that allow users to customize and personalize their phone, with instant access to their favorite functions. The Samsung Messager Touch comes equipped with a widget tray, which stores a users most commonly used widgets. The Messager Touch features preloaded widgets and other downloadable applications such as games, social networking applications and wallpapers through its easyedge(SM) services.
The slide-out QWERTY keyboard and touch screen on the Messager Touch makes it easy to view and send texts, videos and pictures via text message instantly. Equipped with a 2.0 megapixel camera and camcorder with up to 16GB of MicroSD memory support, users can capture photos and videos and store them instantly. The Samsung Messager Touch also includes a built-in music player to listen to all of your favorite tunes while on-the-go, Bluetooth® capabilities for seamless hands-free communication, voice recognition software, speakerphone, three-way calling, speed dialing and one-touch dialing.
Key features include:
· 2.6 inch Touchscreen Display
· QWERTY Keyboard
· TouchWiz™ User Interface
· 2.0 Megapixel Camera with Camcorder
· Music and Video Player
· Text, Picture and Video Messaging
· easyedgeSM Services: Downloadable Ringtones, Wallpapers, Games and Business Applications
· Bluetooth® Connectivity
· Voice Recognition Software
· Standard Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery: Up To 5 Hours
· Dimensions: 2.12" X 4.13" X .59" Inches
· Weight: 3.81 Ounces
The Samsung Messager Touch is available today for $49.95 after mail-in rebate at U.S. Cellular retail locations or at www.uscellular.com. For additional information about the Samsung Messager Touch visit www.samsungmobileusa.com.