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February 05, 2009

New Memoir Phone Replaces Your Digital Camera

By Stefania Viscusi, Assignment Desk Editor

For most of us gadget lovers, having our cell phone, music player and digital camera handy at all times is a must. Carrying around all these devices can be a hassle though.
Now, Samsung Mobile and T-Mobile USA have announced a new 8-megapixel camera phone, the Memior, which promises phone functionality, camera capabilities and other multimedia functions all in one device.

“This is the camera phone that will make people want to leave their digital camera at home,” said Bill Ogle, Chief Marketing Officer for Samsung (News - Alert) Mobile. “When you combine the Memoir’s imaging capabilities, customizable menus and music player, not only is it a great phone, but the entertainment possibilities are unlimited.”
The Samsung Memoir, available exclusively from T-Mobile (News - Alert), is a full touch screen device designed with the digital camera in mind. It includes a built-in 8-megapixel camera with Xenon flash, 16x digital zoom and five shooting modes so customers can still capture the high quality photos and video they get with a standard digital camera – without having to lug around an additional device. 

To make the screen touch-enabled, the device includes Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface coupled with T-Mobile’s high-speed 3G network. With this, users can easily take and share photos and with a new photo widget from Samsung, even post images they take right to Photobucket (News - Alert), Snapfish, flickr, and more.
For other device lovers like music fans and travelers, the Memior also includes a music and video player and built-in GPS navigation.

“With the 8-megapixel Samsung Memoir, T-Mobile customers can capture and share little slices of life in all their vibrant brilliance,” said Denny Marie Post, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “With the ability to share photos at your fingertips, the Memoir helps make those connections more meaningful by their immediacy.”

T-Mobile USA recently announced that it received the highest ranking by J.D. Power and Associates for their 2009 Customer Care Performance Study.
The company received the highest rankings for its overall customer care performance including interactions between consumers and customer care reps as well as online customer service and in-store interactions.

Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for TMCnet, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. To read more of Stefania’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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