On Tuesday, T-Mobile announced the upcoming availability of two new messaging cell phones, the Samsung Comeback and Samsung Gravity 2. The Comeback will be available starting Wednesday, July 22, for $129.99 with a two-year contract, while the Gravity 2 is expected to ship in August (though an exact release date and pricing were not announced at this time).
Perhaps the more interesting of the two is the Samsung Comeback. The handset features a flip design where the screen opens to the right (like a book) to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. The phone has plenty of messaging options, with support for AOL, Yahoo, and Gmail accounts, AIM, and of course, text and multimedia messaging.
In addition, the Comeback is also 3G- and Bluetooth-enabled and offers assisted GPS with a complimentary 14-day trial of TeleNav. In addition, you get a 2-megapixel multi-shot camera/camcorder, up to 16GB expandable memory via the microSD expansion slot, and internal and external color displays. The Comeback will be available in pearl white plum or frost silver cherry.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Gravity 2 is the thinner successor to the Samsung Gravity, which came out in November 2008. Other than a sleeker design (4.49 inches by 2.05 inches by 0.59 inch and 4.4 ounces), the Samsung revamped the navigation controls and QWERTY keyboard, though it keeps the same horizontal slider design.
The Gravity 2 also gets an upgrade to a 2-megapixel camera and adds 3G support like the Comeback. Other highlights include Bluetooth, an MP3 player, a microSD expansion slot (up to 16GB), and myFaves support. The Samsung Gravity 2 will come in two color options--berry mauve or metallic pumpkin--when it's released in August.