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Samsung Names Newest Phone '' : ) ''

Samsung launched three new phones this week and two out of the three have relatively normal names. The Gravity 3, Gravity T are easy to pronounce and don't warrant furrowed brows and general feelings of confusion. The third device, the Samsung : ), is a little different.

We're not sure how you're supposed to pronounce emoticons but we're going to say in this instance, it's a toss up between, "the Samung Smiley" and "the Samsung Happy Face."

All three feature QWERTY keyboards, though the one on the Gravity T is of the touch screen variety. Both of the Gravitys boast a 2-megapixel camera, an MP3 player, HTML browsers and support for up to 16GB of expandable memory. The Gravity T's touch screen display measures 2.8-inches and the Gravity 3's keyboard boasts both a regular, T9 pad as well as a slide-out QWERTY keypad.

The : ) is a little smaller and packs a 1.3-megapixel camera, and it's compact design includes a dedicated shortcut button for messaging applications.

No word on pricing just yet but we do know they'll be exclusive to T-Mobile.

(Via Pocket-Lint)

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  • randomizer
    64u5y45colon right parenthesisI must admit I was thinking the same thing. It has such a good ring to it and rolls off the tongue beautifully.
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  • Kelavarus
    The Samsung Smile has a nice ring. 'Smiley' not so much.
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  • JohnnyMash
    "Samsung: End Bracket" was said, by a focus group, to have little to no appeal, and was actually more descriptive of the users who they are aiming this at.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    In other news, Apple's next phone will be the ":-S" (type it in Yahoo! Messenger)
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  • anamaniac
    You'd think the :) would be the name of a epic texting phone. How about a horizontal slide out cheap phone (same style as the others, but just cheaper).
    Kudos to Samsung for the awesome naming scheme though.
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  • Clintonio
    It looks sarcastic to me.

    "Buy this phone and we'll be :)"
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  • irh_1974
    64u5y45colon right parenthesisrandomizerI must admit I was thinking the same thing. It has such a good ring to it and rolls off the tongue beautifully."Ring" very bad pun, and colons may roll off your tongue but not mine, ewwwwww
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  • tburns1
    Really, they left it up to us to define what we want to call it.

    I nominiate the "Samsung Ho-bag". No reason why ...
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