Look, Samsung, we understand that "Messager" is probably trademarkable in ways that actual English words are not -- but it seriously still looks like a typo to us every time we type it, just as the 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.

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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.

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