MetroPCS adds Samsung Messenger

The Samsung Messenger offers a full QWERTY keyboard.

Samsung Messenger Samsung

MetroPCS is the first stop for Samsung's answer to the LG Rumor. The Samsung Messenger, also called the SCH-R450, offers a candy bar design with a 262,000-color display and a slide out keyboard to warm your text-loving heart. Though the phone's overall styling is rather bland, the feature set is respectable. Inside you'll find a 1.3-megapixel camera, an MP3 player, e-mail and instant messaging, stereo Bluetooth, USB mass storage, organizer features, a speakerphone, voice recognition, 20MB of internal storage, and an microSD card slot.

The Messenger costs $199, which may seem a tad expensive, but it's not so bad when you consider that MetroPCS does not make you sign your life away with a two-year contract.

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