by Shane McGlaun
Samsung Wireless launched a new mobile phone today that is exclusive to T-Mobile called the Samsung Blast. The Blast is intended to be an easy to use messaging phone with a slider design.
Samsung says this is their first U.S. slider phone to use a QWERTY style keypad. This is also the first phone from T-Mobile to offer users access to personal email including Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, and AOL email. T-Mobile says that there is no required data plan with the Blast. The sending and receiving of emails will be charged like text messages.
Other features of the Blast include enhanced T-Mobile myFaves capability, stereo Bluetooth technology, external microSD slot, 1.3MP camera with 4x zoom, multiple messaging options, Quad-band GSM 800, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz, and a 176×220 TFT color display. Talk time is rated for up to 5 hours and standby time is rated for 8 days.