Fret not, T-Mobile fans! It appears as though AT&T isn’t going to be the only carrier graced with an 8-megapixel touch screen phone from Samsung. The long rumored T929, or Leica or Memoir or any other name that has been passed through the rumor mill, has just received its blessing from the FCC. How do we know it’s for T-Mobile? Well, slapping a 1700MHz radio into the phone isn’t going to help it on any other US carrier, is it? That’s right, you’ll get to enjoy HSDPA to make your Internet experience a little more bearable with this one. According to the FCC docs, the T929 will also support GPS and Bluetooth as well. No release dates or pricing as of yet, but we’re thinking it should be reasonable with a contract and all that jazz. We’ll be sure to keep you guys posted!
Not to be outdone by their Korean competitor, LG is whipping out their own 8 megapixel camera with the KC780. They’re also calling this one the thinnest 8MP camera that can be had – so if it’s going to be any thinner than the Samsung Pixon M8800, they’ll have to shave it below 13.8mm. Though it looks like they took the time to take very professional-looking press photos for the upcoming device, there is no solid confirmation of specs, release dates, or price. But if we had to guess, it will very likely be a quad-band GSM phone with 3G capabilities, maybe a touch screen (even if just for few commands and buttons) though it’s unusual for a slider, and a nice video recorder (if you’re slapping on such a camera, why not?) All they need to do is make sure the price is right and they might have a winner on their hands.