Samsung goes for Olympic gold, again

Three new phones unveiled for Beijing

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They're not quite as distinctive as the " Cloud of Promise " design that's gracing Lenovo's special laptops , but Samsung has announced its own contribution to the Beijing Olympics with three new mobile phones dedicated to the event.

The most notable is the E848 slider pictured here, which has a 2-megapixel camera and is 0.42 inches thick, according to CrunchGear. It's unclear from the scant photos in Samsung's press release, however, whether they'll bear any Olympic logos or designs (which kind of defeats the purpose, in our opinion).

And now here's a pop quiz from Crave's Kent German, whose mind is a steel trap when it comes to phones: Who remembers Samsung's handset from the 2004 Olympics? The answer is here . Sorry, no medals for you.

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