updated 03:15 pm EDT, Mon September 17, 2007
Samsung t429 at T-Mobile
T-Mobile today picked up a new mid-to-low range phone in its range of Samsung slider phones. The t429 aims at bringing an added level of sophistication to a frequently stripped-down field. Relatively slim at 0.6 inches, the blue handset incorporates a VGA camera and Bluetooth that let it take pictures, pair with a headset, or transfer files. T-Mobile also supplies the phone with a suite of instant messaging tools to handle AIM, ICQ, Windows Live, or Yahoo chats. Some of the voice features sometimes omitted from the class are also present, such as voice memo recording and support for use as a speakerphone.
The tri-band device should be available immediately from T-Mobile for as little as $50 with a two-year contract. Buying the phone without any obligation raises the price to a still low price of $130.