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The Samsung T459 is a mid-range sliding messaging phone with several basic functions.

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Pros

Texting and IM interfaces are intuitive and quick to use with QWERTY keyboard

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Robust: accidental drops rarely cause damage

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Battery life is surprisingly long: even one bar remaining can get two days of use

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Menu icons and hotkeys make navigation intuitive for a non-touchscreen phone

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

Minimal preset message tones, no customization of message tones

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Relatively high number of dropped calls, regardless of network provider

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Camera performs poorly in low-light conditions, grainy or dark images

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Samsung T459 is a mid-range sliding messaging phone with several basic functions. Its main feature is a full QWERTY keypad that slides out horizontally, mainly for messaging purposes. It is quad-band receptive and features a large, 2.1"-diagonal 256k-color screen. It has a 1.3-megapixel camera with video capture, as well as an mp3/MPEG4 player. Internal memory is 60MB, but this can be expanded with a microSD card up to 4GB. The T459 allows SMS, MMS, email and instant messaging, and has Bluetooth version 2.0. It can also browse the Internet over WAP 2.0, and comes with a built-in speakerphone.

Features
  • Release Date: November 2008
  • Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 256k-color display, 2.1"-diagonal
  • Horizontal sliding QWERTY keypad
  • 1000-entry phone book
  • 1.3-megapixel camera with video capture
  • Speakerphone
  • mp3 player
  • 60MB internal memory, with microSD card slot up to 4GB
  • Bluetooth v2.0
  • Internet browsing over WAP 2.0/xHTML
  • SMS, MMS, instant messaging, email
  • T9 predictive text
  • Up to 6 hour talk time battery life
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