Samsung announced Monday the addition of the Samsung Contour to MetroPCS’ lineup of affordable feature phones. While the Contour is short on bells and whistles, it will certainly be a great option for customers who make value a priority. MetroPCS offers contract-free unlimited plans for as low at $40 per month including taxes. Samsung’s Contour compliments the carrier’s affordable monthly plans nicely, featuring a clamshell form factor, a VGA camera, a basic Web browser and 3G connectivity. The Samsung Contour is available immediately online and in MetroPCS stores for $49. Hit the jump for the full press release.

Samsung Contour™ (SCH-r250) Available at MetroPCS
Colorful, slim clamshell design with access to mobile E-mail and Bluetooth® capabilities

The Samsung Contour™ (SCH-r250) features a colorful, slim, clamshell design that comes in bright red and is equipped with an integrated  VGA camera, convenient internet access through MetroWEB® and offers messaging options such as text messaging (SMS) and multiple messaging (MMS). The Contour comes equipped with Bluetooth® Wireless technology, making it ideal for hands-free calling and staying connected while on the go. Contour users can stay organized with the Iron Carousel feature, which offers access to one-touch messaging, one-touch calendar and one-touch speakerphone technology. Users can personalize their Contour with a variety of applications including access to unlimited e-mail, downloadable ringtones, wallpapers, games and other applications.

KEY FEATURES

•VGA Camera
•Colorful, Slim Clamshell Design
•Easy-to-Use Interface
•Icon Carousel, Featuring – One Touch Messaging, One Touch Calendar and One Touch Speakerphone
•Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
•Metro Applications, Including – MetroWEB® Internet Access, Metro 411 Directory Assistance, MetroBACKUP, mail@metro® Unlimited E-mail and MyMetro Account Manager
•Text Messaging (SMS), Multimedia Messaging (MMS)
•Speakerphone
•Voice Commands

SPECIFICATIONS

•CDMA 800MhMHz/PCS 1900 MHz, AWS Band 1700/2100 MHz
•Dimensions:  1.7”L x .54”W x 4.2”H
•Weight:  3.04 ounces
•Main Display Type(s) & Resolution: 2.0” QQVGA TFT   Sub Display :1.07” CSTN
•Talk Time: Up to 3.3 hours* and Standby: 200 hours*
•Memory (FLASH/RAM): 1G + 512

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.