Samsung and T-Mobile Unveil Premium Slim Flip Phone with BlackBerry Connect and QWERTY-like Keyboard
Consumers Will Flip Over Ability to Stay Connected On the Go With the Samsung t719
DALLAS, Sept. 27, 2006 - Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) and T-Mobile USA Inc. (T-Mobile) announce the availability of the Samsung SGH-t719, a premium slim flip phone with integrated BlackBerry® Connect software.
Available exclusively through T-Mobile, the Samsung t719 with BlackBerry Connect enables users to communicate with all the important people in their lives without skipping a beat. The flip phone design is married to a powerful, yet compact, QWERTY-like keyboard with speedy word predictive text and an enhanced organizer making it quick and simple to type messages, remain organized and stay connected.
As the first Samsung flip phone in the U.S. market to offer e-mail powered by BlackBerry Connect software, consumers can benefit from proven push-based wireless e-mail connectivity and attachment viewing in conjunction with both BlackBerry® Internet Service and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server. Additional features supported by BlackBerry Enterprise Server include wireless calendar synchronization, remote address lookup, IT commands and policy enforcement, and advanced security with Triple DES encryption.
Consumers will love the advanced feature set that keeps them connected, wrapped up in a great flip phone, said Mike Selman, director, Marketing, T-Mobile USA.
Samsung is proud to have been selected by T-Mobile to create a handset that combines the style of a flip phone with the convenience of a speedy word keypad, as well as BlackBerry Connect technology, and calendar and contact sync options, said Peter Skarzynski, senior vice president, Samsung. The t719s unique style, advanced features and proven Samsung quality make it ideal for small business owners and busy parents on-the-go.
The t719 also features a host of additional features, including cutting-edge voice-activated dialing, Bluetooth® technology, a swivel-lens 1.3 megapixel camera with video capture, video player (supports MP4 and 3GP), instant messaging capabilities* and advanced messaging capabilities*, such as SMS (Short Messaging Support), MMS (Multimedia Messaging Support) and EMS (Enhanced Messaging Support). And with the t719s quad-band technology, users can access their e-mail, contacts and calendar while traveling worldwide.
Key features of the t719 include:
The Samsung t719 is available exclusively at participating T-Mobile retail stores and online at www.t-mobile.com. For additional information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com or www.t-mobile.com.
* Separate additional charges may apply.
BlackBerry and BlackBerry Connect are trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, L.P., a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies, with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US $7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 90 offices in 51 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About T-Mobile USA Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is a member of the T-Mobile International group, the mobile telecommunications subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. T-Mobile USA's GSM/GPRS voice and data networks in the United States (including roaming and other agreements) reach more than 275 million people. In addition, T-Mobile operates the largest carrier-grade, commercial wireless broadband network in the United States, providing Wi-Fi access at more than 7,800 public locations throughout the country, with further Wi-Fi access being made available at nearly 30,000 international roaming locations. For more information, visit the company Web site at www.t-mobile.com. T-Mobile® is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.
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