Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Cingular to sell slim Samsung phone with keyboard

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  • Cingular Wireless will sell a slim cell phone from Samsung Electronics with a computer-like keyboard and a music and video player, the No. 1 U.S. wireless service said Monday.

    The phone is aimed at attracting both business and consumer customers.

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    The BlackJack, the latest device with both entertainment and business features such as e-mail, follows the footsteps of the "Q" phone from Motorola and the BlackBerry Pearl from Research In Motion, which both launched earlier this year.

    Cingular, a venture of AT&T and BellSouth, said the phone, which runs software from Microsoft, would sell for $199 to customers who sign up for a two-year service plan.

    The No. 2 U.S. mobile service, Verizon Wireless, owned by Verizon Communications and Vodafone Group, now sells the "Q" for $99 after a rebate.

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