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Yes, Virginia, there is a basic phone

Even at a show like CES there's always room for basic phones. T-Mobile's Samsung T119 is definitely one such device.

Samsung T119
Samsung

Even at a show like CES there's always room for basic phones. Just take the Samsung SGH-T119, which T-Mobile debuted in Las Vegas. The candy-bar design is about as simple as you can get, as is the pale gray color scheme. It will be available in February.

Features are equally minimal. You'll find a speakerphone, a voice recorder, a calendar, a calculator, an alarm clock, a currency converter, messaging, speed dialing, support for T-Mobile's myFaves, and a Web browser. You also get photo caller ID, though the T119 doesn't have a camera. It's only dual-band (GSM 850/1900), so don't count on using it outside of the United States or Canada.