The Samsung SGH-T249 for T-Mobile offers a basic slider design and functional features.
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Without issuing a press release, Samsung added a new slider phone to T-Mobile's lineup this week. The T249 sports a simple blue shell with clean lines and rounded ends. Beneath the colored display is a standard navigation array, and a standard keybaord hides behind the sliding face.
Features include a 1.3-megapixel camera with video capture, a speakerphone, Bluetooth, a personal organizer, and a voice recorder. The T249 is avaialble for $9.99 with a service contract.