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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.
  • 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.
    In other news, Apple's next phone will be the ":-S" (type it in Yahoo! Messenger)
  • 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.
  • Clintonio
    It looks sarcastic to me.

    "Buy this phone and we'll be :)"
  • 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
  • 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 ...