Samsung has launched an inexpensive messaging phone, the Samsung DoubleTake, that will be available via Alltel.
The Samsung DoubleTake went on sale in US markets on November 5, 2009, at a price of $39.99, after a $50 mail-in rebate, with a 1-year contract on a qualifying rate plan.
The phone, that has a full-colored 2.1-inch LCD display screen with 176 x 220 resolution, and a sliding QWERTY keyboard, will be available in bold red ad sleek charcoal gray colors.
The Samsung DoubleTake offers messaging features, such as Mobile IM, threaded messaging that allows users to view the entire conversation on screen, picture Messaging, e-mail, chat and external keys to place quick calls.
Other features include a 1.3 megapixel camera with night mode, white balance, spot metering, timer, multi-shot functions, integrated speakerphone and internal phone book that can hold up to 1000 entries.
The Samsung DoubleTake offers 128MB of internal memory expandable to 16GB.
The phone provides up to 250 minutes of talktime and approximately 300 hours of standby time.
Connectivity features include A-GPS, support for LBS, internet HTML browser, Bluetooth, and USB 2.0.
The Samsung DoubleTake supports MP3,AAC/AC+, WMA9 audio formats and 72-note polyphonic ringtones.
The Samsung DoubleTake may not be a very exciting phone, but it would definitely find takers if it is launched in the Indian market.
Of late, Samsung has been quite active in the Indian market. It recently launched its Windows Mobile 6.1 touch screen phone, the Samsung i8000 Omnia II in India, at a price of Rs 30,000.