updated 12:10 pm EDT, Mon April 27, 2009
Samsung T349 dated
A leaked image reveals that the Samsung T349 handset, equipped with a 20-key interface, is coming to wireless provider T-Mobile on May 20th. The keypad isn't being touted by BGR as having a QWERTY keyboard, but exactly how it differs isn't clear. The brick form factor handset is being marketed as a messaging device, however. Otherwise, the handset has a 1.3-megapixel camera with video capture capabilities, along with Bluetooth support, e-mail and IM functionality. While this is not confirmed, the device is expected to sport a high-contrast AMOLED display.
The GPRS handset will allow users to back up its phone book via a T-Mobile service, enabling them to quickly replace it on a new device in the event of a lost or stolen cellphone. While the date for T-Mobile's prepaid and subscription plans is set at May 20th, no pricing information has been revealed.