Available now from Sprint for $29.99 with a two-year contract, the Trender is a messaging phone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a touch screen. The handset comes preloaded with an instant messaging client and provides access to popular e-mail services, including Gmail, Yahoo, Windows Live, and AOL. The Trender also supports threaded text messaging and comes with a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, 3G, a built-in music player, and a microSD expansion slot (supports up to 32GB cards).
Sprint dubs the Samsung Trender as a "fashionable" way to stay in touch, that is, if you consider purple and flower motifs fashionable. If not, you can go with the more classic black-and-sapphire-blue model.