Samsung Freeform QWERTY phone offered through U.S. Cellular

Samsung Freeform

Mobile enthusiasts who love texting will surely enjoy this new Samsung offering. Among the slew of products it recently announced, Samsung also unveiled a new text-centric phone dubbed Freeform SCH-r351. Available at U.S. Cellular, the handset adorns a classic bar form factor with a convenient QWERTY keypad.

Sporting a slim fabrication, the novel Samsung phone reveals a full four-row QWERTY keyboard. This is coupled with multiple messaging options like threaded text entry, which allows users to send text messages instantly; SMS and MMS. Clicking on navigation keys/shortcut bar should enable users to immediately access their favorite applications.

The handset additionally boasts of a 2.2 inch QCIF 262K TFT display and a 1.3 megapixel camera. Users can play around with individual music files or create complete playlists also with the phone’s music player. Incorporating Shortcut Bar Stereo Bluetooth Wireless technology, the phone also packs in a number of U.S. Cellular’s easyedge services like downloadable ringtones, wallpapers, games and business applications.

Bundled with an expandable memory of up to 16GB, the phone also wraps in a one-touch speakerphone. Supporting CDMA 800MhMHz/PCS 1900 MHz, the handset offers a talktime of upto 6 hours and a standby time of nearly 300 hours. It tips the scale at 3.63 ounces.

The exact pricing and availability details of the phone are not clear.