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The Samsung Magnet SGH-A257 is a low-end (budget) candybar/smartphone designed in the likes of the average Blackberry.

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gets a strong signal almost anywhere cell phones are supported

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keyboard is responsive and comfortable to work with

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large and clear LCD that displays text sharply

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menus and functions are easy to navigate

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light and slim design fits well in a pocket

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fairly durable, can handle a few drops without breaking

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buttons are a little too small for people with larger fingers

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The Samsung Magnet SGH-A257 is a low-end (budget) candybar/smartphone designed in the likes of the average Blackberry or handheld PDA type cell phone. The SGH-A257 will be offered by AT&T, and utilizes GSM quadband (850/900/1800/1900MHz) frequencies. The Magnet features a full size QWERTY keyboard with a navigation menu pad and unique folder hotkey buttons. The body is outlined in a bright halloween orange, and a dark chrome front face. The Samsung Magnet features a 240 x 320 pixel QVGA LCD display, combined with an integrated 2 megapixel digital camera/camcorder.

The Samsung Magnet includes additional features such as xHTML/HTML/2.0 WAP browser support, Bluetooth 2.0 compatibility, JAVA 2.0 platform support, instant messaging and MMS services, a universal media player, speakerphone options, an internal antenna, call vibration, a voice recording function, MP3 polyphonic ringtone support, a microSD expansion slot, and standard cell phone tools.

  • Budget candybar smartphone
  • GSM Quadband (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
  • GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) Class 10
  • EDGE (Enhanced Data for Global Evolution) Class 10
  • xHTML/HTML/2.0 WAP browser
  • Support Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity
  • Support Java 2.0 platform
  • IM (Instant Messaging)
  • MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)
  • 176x220 pixels 262144 colours  LCD display screen
  • 0.3M resolutions digital camera , self timer, multi shot and digital zoom function
  • No MP3/MPEG4/3GP/WAV/e-AAC+/WMA/AMR player
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • Speakerphone
  • Internal antenna
  • Call vibration
  • Voice recording function
  • MP3/MIDI polyphonic ring tone
  • Text input predictive software
  • STK (Sim Tool Kit)
  • MicroSD/TransFlash card expansion slot
  • USB clients
  • Standard Phone Tools
    • Alarm Clock
    • World Clock
    • Stopwatch
    • Calendar
    • Calculator
    • Memo
    • E-mail
    • PC Sync
    • Photo Album
    • Photo Editor
    • Wallpaper
    • Games
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