Samsung Highlight from T-Mobile

T-Mobile just launched the Samsung Highlight, a touch phone that has pretty much all the features that you canthink ofin a mid-range handset. Set to be available this month, the Highlight looks good “on paper”. What worries us is the seemingly proprietary user interface. In the past, Samsung has not delivered a great user experience on their proprietary interface and the screenshot on the right doesn’t really get us excited.

That said, we’ll give it the benefit of the doubt because we have not played with it in the real world. May be it is as good as the LG Arena, but that would be a nice surprise. The handset is expected to cost $150 with a 2-year contract. (Specifications in the full post)

From Samsung:

  • Large touch-screen display, thin-profile design
  • 3 megapixel camera with 3x digital zoom and video capture
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • microSD slot for up to 16 GB of optional removable memory
  • Music player supports MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+ and eAAC+
  • Support for SMS, MMS, instant messaging (IM) and e-mail
  • IM support: AIM, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger
  • E-mail support: AOL, Yahoo!, additional POP3 accounts
  • Complete Web access through T-Mobile web2go
  • A-GPS with TeleNav
  • Quad-band GSM world phone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSDPA-capable (1700/2100 – AWS Band IV)
  • Display: 1.61 x 2.64 inches, 240 x 400 pixels, 262k TFT display
  • 4.27 x 2.11 x 0.54 inches; 3.7 ounces

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