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Cutting-edge design: the sleek and thin Samsung t809 slider phone comes packed with features including a 1.3-megapixel camera, video capture and playback on the color screen, Bluetooth® wireless technology, and an MP3 player with removable memory so you can keep your music with you. Stay in touch using AIM, ICQ®, and Yahoo!® instant messaging, or send text, picture, or video messages. You can even use t-zones to customize your t809 with HiFi Ringers® and MegaTones®.
This flagship quad-band phone from Samsung combines a super-slim slider design with the latest technologies, making it a must-have tool for those who demand the best. Goodies include Bluetooth, support for EDGE high-speed data, a swiveling megapixel camera, a music player, and a microSD memory card slot. The Samsung SGH-t809 is the perfect way to take advantage of all that T-Mobile service has to offer.
Take a closer look at the t809's functions.
With 70 MB of internal memory, the t809 is designed to hold all the contacts, phone numbers and addresses you can throw at it. A call list remembers your most recent missed, received and dialed calls, and in addition to a vibrating alert, the t809 supports polyphonic ringtones and MP3-based music ringtones. You can also download additional MP3 music ringtones from T-Mobile's t-zones service. A speakerphone lets you talk hands-free while you're doing other things, and picture caller ID lets you assign a photo to specific callers. Similarly, a ringer ID lets you assign ringtones to callers. Like all T-Mobile phones, the t809 also supports voicemail, caller ID, conference calling, call forwarding, call waiting, call hold, built-in paging, and access to T-Mobile's 411 service. Lastly, the phone's Bluetooth connectivity means that your favorite Bluetooth headset is fully compatible.
Messaging, Internet, and Tools
The t809 has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging. Support is built in for sending and receiving text, video, graphics and sound via messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. Messaging clients for AOL, Yahoo!, and ICQ are included.
Getting on the Internet is easy with the t809, too. It supports the GPRS protocol, as well as the new, high speed EDGE data protocol. When used with a T-Mobile data plan and the phone's USB or Bluetooth data capability, the phone can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs. There's also a built-in browser for t-zones downloads and mobile Web browsing. T-Mobile's t-zones service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile text messaging users.
A number of handy productivity tools are bundled with the t809 including a voice memo recorder, an alarm clock, a calculator with currency converter, a calendar, and a to-do list.
Imaging and Entertainment
The t809's built-in 1.3 megapixel camera captures stills and video to the phone's internal memory, or to an optional microSD memory card. The camera captures video at 352 x 288 resolution, and it features white balance and brightness controls. Meanwhile, the phone's powerful still camera sports a self-timer, a multi-shot mode, a night mode, brightness and white balance controls, ISO controls, and spot metering.
Into music? You're in luck with the t809. Store your favorite MP3-based music on the t809 and listen whenever the feeling strikes you on the built-in stereo speakers. Simply upload the songs from your PC via the phone's USB interface (the phone supports USB mass storage mode), then organize and play your songs with the t809's music management software. And when you want to jam out in private you can hook up a stereo headset. Lastly, if you want to dress up the t809, picture effects, custom screensavers, backgrounds, and themes can be set to fit your personality.
Java support is built into the t809, making it a powerful gaming companion. Games are downloadable via the t-zones service or you can use the handset's USB data connection to load more games and files onto the phone.
The Samsung SGH-t809 weighs 3.35 ounces and measures 3.9 x 2.0 x 0.58 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4.3 hours of digital talk time, and up to 130 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.
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i bought this phone for less than 2 months then the screen stopped working-blank screen, nothing would appear, however the phone still work. Read morePublished on June 1, 2007 by Chami
I had this phone for around a year. What I hated in this phone is that the dust gets accumulated beneath the LCD screen. Read more
I have had this phone for over a year now and I still love it. I did a lot of research on phones before I bought it. Read morePublished on April 5, 2007 by P. McCune
Last year I upgraded the firmwire in my T809 to D820 firmware. Difference is night and day. D820 is better than T809 in almost everything. D820 has superior usability. Read morePublished on March 26, 2007 by Wilkin Cheung
Excellent phone !
Pros: Easy to use, great camera, expandable memory, voice clarity, good signal for any network, nice features for the music lover ! Read more
A NEW battery does not last even 4 hours on standby with this phone.
Yes, I completely discharge my battery before recharging. Read more
i can put mp3s as ringtones, take pictures, do video, play movies, share movies with other phones, send videos, use animated pictures for my background. omgahh! Read morePublished on December 11, 2006 by S. Bruce
This is the worst cell phone I ever bought, I only bought about 3 months ago, battery does not even last 1 day, has no way to switch to vibrate, or mute only on or off, does not... Read morePublished on December 4, 2006 by P. Anne W.
I previously had the samsug e315- which I liked, but it was getting a little outdated. So after much research, I decided to go with this phone. I really like it so far. Read morePublished on November 27, 2006 by SweetSaltySour