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Samsung Messager III (photos)

Though the Samsung Messager III has an updated design over its predecessors, it also has a downgraded feature and some performance issues. As such, it's a case of one step forward, two steps back.

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Samsung Messager III

The Samsung Messager III has more curves than the previous Messager handsets, but it doesn't feel quite as sturdy.
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The navigation array is spacious, but the numeric keypad buttons are a bit small.
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Similarly, though the QWERTY keyboard is roomy as well, the individual buttons are flat.
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The Messager III's camera and self-portrait mirror sit on its rear side.
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The volume rocker is large and easy to find when you're on a call.
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The Messager III's display is nothing special, but it does the trick.

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