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Samsung Memoir t929 8 MP Camera Phone (T-Mobile)

Overview:

Is the Samsung Memoir t929 8 MP Camera Phone (T-Mobile) a high-megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera or a full-featured 3G-enabled smartphone? It’s both, thanks to the 8-megapixel lens mounted on the back of the device and support for T-Mobile’s HSDPA 3G network (in select markets), which provides fast web downloads and multimedia messaging. It will also keep you connected to your closest friends and family members with T-Mobiles myFaves.

Feedback: 44

Actual Customer Feedback:

“… the camera is just pure awesome, high quality pics and videos
Portion of actual review comment on cellphoneforums.net
“…the pictures I take on the phone are just as good as a picture I would take from my camera.”
Portion of actual user comment on reviews.us.samsung.com
“Great music quality, and was surprised at the speaker quality, and it’s easy to set any mp3 to be a ring tone…”
Portion of actual user comment on 4winmobile.com
“I had very high expectations for this phone after doing weeks of research and waiting for it to come out. It is everything I expected.”
Portion of actual user comment on phonescoop.com

In summary, and based upon customer feedback and forum discussions, the Samsung Memoir t929 8 MP Camera Phone (T-Mobile) has a virtual QWERTY keyboard in landscape mode that most users find easy to use – really welcome. The spotlight is on the camera, of course, with which you  may upload pictures directly to your favorite social space. The feature set of this phone will make its owners proud. Be aware that it does not have Wi-Fi, however, and there have been various murmurings about the GPS – perhaps a future fix will patch an otherwise fine addition to the Samsung family.

Company Info:

From its inception as a small export business in Taegu, Korea, Samsung has grown to become one of the world’s leading electronics companies, specializing in digital appliances and media, semiconductors, memory, and system integration.Today Samsung’s innovative and top quality products and processes are world recognized.

Product Details:

The camera is outfitted with a Xenon flash, 16x digital zoom, video capture capabilities, and six shooting modes as well as easy access to your favorite online photo sharing sites. This touchscreen-enabled phone has a large, brightly colorful 3-inch screen, and it includes Samsung’s intuitive and easily customizable TouchWiz user interface. It also offers built-in Assisted GPS (a-GPS) navigation, which allows you to utilize location-based services including turn-by-turn directions. Other features include Bluetooth for handsfree devices and stereo music streaming, MicroSD memory expansion (up to 16 GB), and digital audio player, access to personal email and instant messaging, and up to 5.5 hours of talk time.

The Samsung Memoir’s 8-megapixel camera makes it easy to capture photos and videos on the go without sacrificing the quality of your point-and-shoot camera (see larger version).

T-Mobile Service
The Samsung Memoir operates on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 networks and is compatible with T-Mobile’s UMTS/HSDPA 3G network, which operates on the 1700/2100 MHz AWS spectrum. This phone is designed to automatically connect to the best available network (3G or GSM/GPRS/EDGE) to provide faster data speeds when accessing the Web or downloading content from the T-Mobile Web2go content portal. T-Mobile is currently rolling out its 3G network, and it expects by year’s end that its high-speed data network will be available in those cities where a majority of its subscribers currently use data services.

In areas where the 3G network is not available, you’ll continue to receive service on the via T-Mobile’s EDGE network (which stands for “Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution”). This high-speed, mobile data and Internet access technology is fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services (with average data speeds between 75-135Kbps), including full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and email on the go.

While this phone is optimized for use with T-Mobile’s high-speed 3G network, many of its functions will also work well on the moderate-speed EDGE network. If you plan to access the Internet extensively on your phone, 3G network coverage may serve you best.

Activities that work well on EDGE or 3G networks:

  • Email, instant messaging, and texting
  • Downloading ringtones, CallerTunes, wallpaper, light data files
  • Sending photographs via e-mail or picture messaging

Activities that work best on a 3G network:

  • Viewing content-heavy websites (lots of images or videos playing)
  • Viewing YouTube and other video files (they will play on EDGE, but require loading time)
  • Uploading large files (photos, videos, presentations) to sharing websites
  • Downloading large files from an e-mail or a website

It’s compatible with T-Mobile’s myFaves service, which allows you to call up to five of your most common contacts–on any network, even landlines–without using any of your minutes. Learn more about myFaves from T-Mobile.

Download cool new games, HiFi Ringers (real songs by today’s hottest artists), MegaTones (instrumental versions of songs), and wallpapers quickly, as well as stay connected via the Web, instant messaging, and email.

This phone is compatible with T-Mobile’s Mobile Backup, a free service that stores your phone’s contact information is case your phone is lost, stolen, or damaged, so you do not have re-enter all of your contact information when you get a new phone.

Phone Features
The slim Samsung Memoir camera phone delivers impressive images on it large 3-inch LCD color display (240 x 400 pixels, 262K colors) and offers haptic responsive feedback that vibrates when you press a button. For easy operation and navigation, the stylish Memoir features three dedicated keys–call, end call and back–on the front of the device under the touch screen. The Memoir also provides quick and easy access to a customer’s favorite features through Samsung’s innovative TouchWiz user interface, which has specially designed widgets to customize and personalize your phone. The quick and simple drag-and-drop feature provides instant access to your favorite functions, such as the clock, music player, instant messaging and photos and a custom widget for myFaves. The Memoir’s full-touch virtual QWERTY keypad and multiple messaging capabilities–including text, multimedia messaging, instant messaging and email–make staying connected quick and easy while on the go.

Other features include Assisted GPS, Bluetooth for handsfree devices and stereo music streaming, and MicroSD memory expansion to 16 GB (see larger version).

With the 8-megapixel Samsung Memoir, you’ll be able to capture all the special moments from your on-the-go life without sacrificing image quality, and the full touchscreen interface makes it easy to capture both brilliant still photos and high-resolution videos. The built-in 8-megapixel camera includes a CMOS autofocus lens, Xenon flash, 16x digital zoom, six shooting modes, multi-shot capabilities. A photo-sharing widget also makes it easy to quickly upload images to several photo sharing sites, including Flickr, Kodak Gallery, Photobucket, and Snapfish (as well as T-Mobile’s My Album online sharing service). The Memoir also includes a TV output that enables you to connect the phone to a TV or compatible monitor to display photo slideshows to friends and family on a larger format.

The phone has a 180 MB internal memory, which can be expanded via optional MicroSD memory cards (up to 16 GB in size). The internal phonebook can store up to 2000 contact entries, each with multiple numbers per contact and support for caller groups as well as picture/ringer ID. You can download MP3 real-music and 72-chord polyphonic ringtones, and the phone also includes a vibrate function for when you need to keep things silent.

Handsfree communication is easy thanks to the integrated speakerphone. This phone also provides Bluetooth wireless connectivity (version 2.0), and includes profiles for communication headset, handsfree car kits, and file transfer. With the A2DP Bluetooth profile, you can stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones.

Other features include:

  • Built-in A-GPS navigation allows access to location-based applications
  • Virtual, landscape QWERTY touchpad
  • Instant messaging via AOL, ICQ, Windows Live, and Yahoo!
  • Access to personal email with document viewer for attachments
  • Organizer tools: Calendar, calculator, alarm clock, task list, voice memo
  • Digital medial player compatible with audio (MP3, AAC/AAC+) and video files (MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV)
  • 72-note polyphonic ringtones and vibrate mode
  • Sync contact swith Outlook
  • USB connectivity with USB mass storage capabilities
  • Voice dialing: Call someone with simple voice commands to keep your hands free for activities like driving.
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility = M3
  • Bluetooth version 2.0 with the following profiles: A2DP (stereo music streaming), AVRC (remote control), HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP (communication headsets), BPP (basic printing profile for text, email), FTP (file transfer), OPP (object push for business cards, calendar items, and pictures)

Vital Statistics
The Samsung Memoir weighs 4.4 ounces and measures 4.17 x 2.11 x 0.55 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5.5 hours of talk time, and up to 300 hours of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as 1700/2100 MHz UMTS/HSDPA 3G frequencies.

List Price: $499.99 or $49.99 (with a new service plan)

Current Discount Here: Samsung Memoir t929 8 MP Camera Phone (T-Mobile)

Return Policy: 30 days from fulfillment (delivery)



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