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T-Mobile Samsung Highlight gets official, July release

Published Jul 15th, 2009 12:01AM EDT

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It’s not a T-Mobile myTouch 3G (aka the dumbest name in marketing history), but Samsung is going to take care of that feature-phone segment with a new 3G handset — or at least try to. The Samsung Highlight will be available this month if you’re interested. It’ll retail for $150 after rebates and here are the official specs:

  • Large touch-screen display, thin-profile design
  • Available in two colors options: fire and ice
  • 3 megapixel camera with 3x digital zoom and video capture
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • microSD slot for up to 16 GB of optional removable memory
  • Music player supports MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+ and eAAC+
  • Support for SMS, MMS, instant messaging (IM) and e-mail
  • IM support: AIM, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger
  • E-mail support: AOL, Yahoo!, additional POP3 accounts
  • Complete Web access through T-Mobile web2go
  • A-GPS with Location Based Services by TeleNav
  • Quad-band GSM world phone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSDPA-capable (1700/2100 – AWS Band IV)
  • Display: 1.61 x 2.64 inches, 240 x 400 pixels, 262k TFT display
  • 4.27 x 2.11 x 0.54 inches; 3.7 ounces
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