updated 07:30 am EDT, Wed July 15, 2009
Samsung Highlight at T-Mo
T-Mobile this morning backed rumors and launched the Samsung Highlight. Although a full touchscreen device, it's positioned as a mid-range media phone with a non-smartphone OS but a 3-megapixel camera, media playback that includes AAC, MP3 and WMA, and a microSDHC slot that accepts 16GB cards. It also has native 3G on T-Mobile's network, assisted GPS and an emphasis on quick access to web data with both a news widget and Yahoo OneSearch.
The choice of hardware pushes the price of the phone to $150 when linked to a two-year contract, a rebate and a data plan. Sales start today in both Fire (orange) and Ice (teal) colors.