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Sporting a 2.6-inch touchscreen display, Samsung's TouchWiz UI, 2.0-megapixel camera, music player, Bluetooth, and 3G connectivity (where available), the Samsung Messager Touch can be purchased now in US Cellular retail stores and online for $49.95 after mail-in rebate.  While it's not the latest Android smartphone, it's a nice little mid-range device worth considering.  And hey, TouchWiz gives you a decent level of customization, so you can make the device a bit more "you." 

The full press release is below.  Anyone planning to pick one up?

Samsung Mobile and U.S. Cellular® Launch the Samsung Messager Touch™
Features a 2.6 inch touch screen, full QWERTY keyboard andbuilt-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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