Is the Messager Touch just a little too... well, touchy for you? Well, Samsung's not abandoning the Messager line's roots, releasing the Messager III on MetroPCS today with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, 1.3 megapixel camera, four-row slide-out landscape QWERTY keyboard, stereo Bluetooth, threaded messaging, and microSD expansion up to 16GB for the included music player. The phone bears an uncanny resemblance to the Restore for Sprint, albeit with some minor keypad tweaks, a different color scheme, and a de-emphasized environmental message. It'll be available today for a to-be-revealed price.

Update: We've heard from MetroPCS that the Messager III is actually scheduled for launch on November 8th and it'll run $119 contract-free. If you ran out to the store already only to be shot down, our apologies!