T-Mobile Ships Samsung t509 Handset, Called Thinnest in US

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T-Mobile is now shipping what Samsung calls the thinnest candy bar cellphone available in the US, the t509, which is just 9.8 mm thick. It has a 1.9-inch 176x220 display, EDGE and Bluetooth connectivity, and can record/capture video.

Now this is one tiny phone. At 4.6" x 1.8" x 0.39" and weighing 2.5 ounces, it goes a long way toward proving that old adage that you can't be too rich or too thin. But wait. There are sacrifices with that thinness. There's just 70MB of internal user memory, and the weak VGA camera has no optical zoom capabilities. But you've gotta love its smart good looks. Its price is not bad, either, starting at $49.99 if you sign your life away with a T-Mobile plan.

Press Release [Samsung]