Featuring a slim, slider design that's reminiscent of Samsung's D900 and T629 models, the tri-band Samsung T429 phone for T-Mobile is a nicely affordable, highly functional phone that will keep you closely connected as you wind through the day and night. In addition to text messaging capabilities, you can chat with buddies using Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, or ICQ instant messaging services. The phone also includes Bluetooth connectivity for communication headsets, a VGA camera, polyphonic ringtones, and a speakerphone.
Measuring just 0.56 inches thin, the Samsung T429 sports a large 2-inch LCD screen with support for 65K colors and a 128 x 160-pixel resolution. The top of the phone includes a standard four-way toggle, two soft keys, and answer/end buttons, and the numeric keypad is found underneath the sliding face. The phone's camera lens requires that the face is slid open. The camera can snap pictures in four resolutions--from 128 x 96 to 640 x 480 pixels (VGA)--and it offers a 4x digital zoom, night mode, brightness and white balance settings, self-timer, and multiple color effects. Images are stored on the phone's shared 2.7 MB of memory, and it does not record video clips. You can send photos to friends with image-compatible phones via MMS messaging, or you can upload them to T-Mobile's My Album--a personal online photo album that allows you to store pictures and share with family and friends.
Because the T429 is Bluetooth enabled, wireless communication headsets can be configured with the phone for total hands-free operation. It also comes with a speakerphone option for when you don't have a Bluetooth headset handy, as well as voice recording capabilities for short notes to yourself.
In addition to SMS text messaging capabilities, the T429 offers built-in instant messaging with Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, and ICQ services. The T9 predictive text entry technology is built into the unit, which makes it easier for you to enter words and text on handsets. Other features include:
- Up to 500 contact entries with five numbers and one email address per entry
- MMS multimedia messaging
- Vibrate mode
- PIM tools: calendar, alarm, to-do list, calculator, world clock, stopwatch, unit converter, tip calculator
The Samsung T429 weighs 2.9 ounces and measures 3.9 x 1.9 x 0.6 inches. Its 800 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6 hours of talk time, and up to 14 days of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS frequencies.
Slide yourself into something new. The cool slider design, integrated camera, and Bluetooth technology make the Samsung t429 both fun and functional