No Joke: Samsung's New Messaging Phone Is Called The :)

Normally, we don't take much notice of low-level Samsung messaging phones, but when they call it the :), it's tough to ignore. Yes, Samsung has named one of their phones an emoticon. They hear the kids just love 'em!

Beyond being absolutely impossible to search for, the Samsung :) is a QWERTY slider with a 1.3MP camera and T-Mobile's "Social Buzz", a software connection to various social networks. It's hitting T-Mobile in the US along with the very similar Gravity 3 and Gravity Y sliders.

So yeah, probably not a phone you're interested in. I'm just curious as to how you're supposed to pronounce this. The smiley? The colon-parentheses? The poor marketing decision? [Pocket Lint]

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