T-Mobile has quietly announced a 3G-enabled handset bearing the company’s badge — the Samsung T659. We are clueless about what the name implies and rightfully so as it’s a fairly ordinary phone featuring 3G ability.
The new Samsung T659 comes with basic necessities, such as a 2megapixel camera, support for a microSD card up to 16GB, Bluetooth, AGPS and in-built RSS reader. It comes with a Li-ion battery which is good enough for 5 hours of talk time and 12.5 days of standby time. Picture messaging and Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology are the only highlights other than the 3G capability.
The slider manages to get more speed than it would ever require given the kind of features it comes with. T-Mobile is offering this phone right away for $69.99 on a contract after a $50mail-in-rebate and an instant discount of $80. The discounted price will also fetch a hands free headset.