Samsung Unveils Ultra-Slim Slider Phone With a Strikingly Vivid Display; Highly Anticipated, Feature-Rich t809 to Launch Exclusively With T-Mobile USA

Dec 08, 2005, 00:00 ET from Samsung Telecommunications America

    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
     "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
      *  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 .  For more information, visit
 or .
     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 .
     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 .
     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 .  T-Mobile is a federally
 registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.

SOURCE Samsung Telecommunications America