DALLAS, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) and T-Mobile USA, Inc. (T-Mobile) pulled back the curtain on the highly anticipated t809, revealing an amazingly fashionable and ultra-slim phone packed with a vibrant screen, numerous music and multimedia features and Bluetooth(R) wireless technology. Available in time for holiday shoppers exclusively through T-Mobile on Monday, December 12, the slender black-shelled phone is thin enough to fit into consumers' pockets, but the phone's rich multimedia capabilities will ensure it doesn't stay hidden away for long. The t809's sleek, flat design and large, full-color screen creates a striking first impression, resembling the look and feel of high-end plasma televisions. The elegant slider phone features an MP3 and video player supported by external stereo speakers that deliver a rich sound. Using the t809's 1.3 megapixel camera and video capture, consumers can capture pictures and record video clips of important moments, as well as transfer their favorite tunes in MP3 format, to the removable T-Flash(TM) memory card. The t809 also gives consumers an internal memory of 70MB for storing their favorite music, movies, video and images. "The t809 sets the bar for superb design and technology integration, and we're excited to provide such an appealing and exclusive device for T-Mobile this holiday season," said Peter Skarzynski, senior vice president of Samsung's wireless division. "This sharp-looking device is an indication of how Samsung will continue to develop the most sought after phones on the market." "From its remarkable screen display and thin design to its easy to use communication and multimedia features, this unique slider phone is sure to top holiday wish lists," said Michael Gallelli, director and head of product marketing, T-Mobile USA, "But make sure your gift givers know that only T-Mobile's got it." Key features of the t809 include: * Ultra slim black slider design with internal antenna * Display: 262K-color TFT, 320x240 pixel * EDGE high-speed wireless access * Quad Band World Phone: GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz * MP3 player and MP3 ringtones * 1.3 megapixel camera and video capture * External dual stereo speakers and speakerphone * Removal T-Flash(TM) memory slot * Bluetooth(R) wireless technology * 70 MB internal memory * 32 MB removable T-Flash memory & USB cable for easy music & picture transfer * Video capture and playback capabilities * Instant messaging featuring AIM(R), Yahoo!(R), ICQ * Wireless multimedia and enhanced messaging * Mobile Internet for downloads and surfing the Web * Measures 3.98 x 2.09 x .61 inches; Weighs 3.3 ounces The t809 is available at T-Mobile retail stores and online at http://www.t-mobile.com . For more information, visit http://www.t-mobile.com or http://www.samsung.com . About Samsung Samsung Telecommunications America, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., researches, markets and distributes wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, see STA's website at http://www.samsungusa.com/wireless . Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 123,000 people in 93 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit http://www.samsung.com . About T-Mobile USA Inc. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is a member of the T-Mobile International group, the mobile telecommunications subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. T-Mobile USA's GSM/GPRS voice and data networks in the United States (including roaming and other agreements) reach more than 260 million people. In addition, T-Mobile operates the largest carrier-grade, commercial wireless broadband network in the United States, providing Wi-Fi at more than 6,000 public locations throughout the country, and makes available access at more than 20,000 international roaming locations. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.t-mobile.com . T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.
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