Samsung t709 announced

Jan 04 2006 - 02:05 PM ET | CES, Samsung, T-Mobile

samsung t709CES 2006 - The Samsung t709 should please T-Mobile users, it's one of several upcoming phones from the carrier that support WiFi. Otherwise the phone is fairly similar to the existing t809, though thicker. T-Mobile runs thousands of WiFi hotspots, so it could competitively price data for when in a T-Mobile Hotspot (e.g. Starbucks).

Features of the Samsung t709 include:

  • Tri-band GSM 850/1800/1900 plus EDGE
  • WiFi
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • 262K color screen
  • MP3 player
  • Speakerphone
  • 22mm thick (versus 15mm for the t809)

The Samsung t709 should be shipping from T-Mobile USA starting in the second quarter 2006. As we noted above, T-Mobile should debut a few more WiFi compatible handsets soon.