Saturday, February 11, 2006

Samsung T809 Review and Deal

The Samsung T809 is a slider phone that's nearly as thin as the clamshell Motorola V3 RAZR phone. In this very cool package, you'll find all the latest technology weighing in at only 3.3 oz.

So, what's so cool about the Samsung T809? First of all there's the slider feature that lets you minimize the dimensions of your phone when you aren't taking or making calls. Then there's that big color display measuring 320 x 240 pixels and able to show over 262,000 colors.

A display so fine is just what you want for showing the high resolution pictures you'll take with the built-in 1.3 Megapixel digital camera. It has digital zoom and can take up to 15 multi-shots to capture all the action. You can also switch to camcorder mode to take your own videos on the spot.

Want to take your tunes with you? You can with the MP3 music player in the T809. Listen privately on the stereo headset that comes with this phone or share the beat with the twin stereo speakers built into the case. Transfer songs from your PC with the included USB cable.

OK, back to work. You have calls to make. Only problem is that you need your hands free to get some other things organized. No problem. You have a choice of using the built-in speakerphone, or clipping a Bluetooth headset on your ear and conversing in private.

At other times you'll want to communicate via messaging. The Samsung T809 lets you send and receive text, picture and video multimedia messages. You also have SMS text messaging available. Plus Yahoo!, AOL and ICQ instant messaging all come built-in. There's even a WAP 2.0 browser for mobile Web browsing.

Other features of interest include quad band GSM worldwide network compatibility, expandable memory capability using the microSD/TransFlash memory format, and up to 300 minutes of talk time.

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