Samsung has launched Chat 322 and Chat 335 in the Indian market. These phones come with convenient messaging features like Qwerty keypad , mail , instant messenger and native SNS clients. Optical Track pad, Active Sync (Push Mail App) and Smart Homescreen where the user can create shortcuts, buddy lists and live ticker feeds from Facebook and twitter, are some more features that add to the convenience of quick messaging from these phones.
Ranjit Yadav, country head, Mobile & IT, Samsung India Electronics, stated, "Consumers are increasingly wanting to stay connected with friends and family through SNS, IM and messaging while being on the move. These new qwerty phones from Samsung meet their needs through convenient messaging features and at the same time offer differentiated features like Optical track pad, ActiveSync or the Dual SIM Standby feature (Chat 322) that make them stand out from other messaging phones."
Samsung Chat 322 is a dual-SIM phone offering a touch sensitive optical trackpad for scrolling and navigation and QWERTY keypad for easy & fast message input. The Smart Home screen of the new handset is a great feature to organize information that is accessible right from the home screen in a single step. It consists of a customizable shortcut toolbar that allows quick access to favourite apps, a buddy list that displays photo IDs of best friends to call, mail or SMS and a Personal Info Management (PIM) tracker that gives information on calendar based schedules, events etc. The Smart Homescreen also supports live ticker feeds from the native Facebook and Twitter clients for instant updates from friends.
The phone offers users direct access to SNS links to 6 popular Social Networking portals MySpace, Orkut, Flickr etc. Moreover, the mobile is equipped with ActiveSync (Push Mail for Google), Easy Email set up for other popular mail IDs and popular Instant Messengers like Yahoo, MSN & GTalk.
The phone comes with a 3.5mm audio jack, 1.3 MP camera, 2.2-inch LCD display, FM radio; and has a 1000mAH battery offering a talk time of upto 12 hours and 49 minutes and standby time upto 588 hrs, a 45MB user memory which is expandable upto 8GB. The Samsung Chat 322 is priced at Rs 4,990.
Samsung Chat 335 is a QWERTY bar phone with an optical track pad, Wi-Fi and advanced SNS apps. The phone comes with a 2.4-inch LQVGA TFT LCD display encased in a metallic , fluid design . Users can even program shortcuts into the Qwerty keyboard for fast access to favourite applications.
With the Samsung Chat 335, users can easily catch up with their peers through instant messengers, social networking sites and through e-mail. The native Social Networking features allow easy viewing and updation of information on Facebook & Twitter. Besides, there are quick links to six other popular social networking sites. The phone also supports popular IMs like – MSN, Yahoo, Palringo (GTalk, Facebook Chat & AOL) and has the Easy Email set up feature that configures mail by only inputting the username & password of the mail service.
Like the Chat 322, the phone offers a Smart Home screen feature and offersfeatures like Wi-Fi for high speed internet experience from hot spots , Bluetooth 2.1 and USB 2.0 for fast and secure file transfers. The phone also includes a 3.5 mm audio jack, a 2 megapixel camera and Find Music feature which helps in identifying music playing from any source for the artist, song name etc. The handset has a 1000mAh battery, supporting a long talk time of upto 14 hours and a user memory, expandable to 8GB. The Samsung Chat is priced at Rs 5,800.