Samsung and T-Mobile Announce Three New Phones, Each with Its Own Compelling Design


Exclusive Line-Up Supports T-Mobile's New 'myFaves' Experience for Effortless, Unlimited Any-Network Calling(SM) to the People Who Matter Most

DALLAS and BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 5 / - Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) and T-Mobile USA, Inc. (T-Mobile) announced the availability of the Samsung SGH-t629, SGH-t619 and SGH-t509s - three new and distinct handsets that support T-Mobile's myFaves(SM) service*, featuring a customizable, fun and easy-to-use phone interface with unlimited nationwide calling to the five U.S. phone numbers of those who matter most.**

The t629, a slim slider phone, and the t619, an eye-catching flip phone, feature a host of multimedia capabilities, including a 1.3 megapixel camera with zoom, an MP3 player and multimedia messaging. On-the-go consumers can rely on quad-band technology to keep them connected across the globe, while Bluetooth® wireless technology allows for efficient, hands-free communication.

The t509s follows its predecessor, the award-winning t509, and puts a colorful spin on thin with its color upgrade to deep plum. The thin bar phone features a VGA camera with video capture and advanced messaging capabilities. High-speed EDGE connectivity and Bluetooth® wireless technology allows consumers to record and share videos, as well as downloads.*

myFaves from T-Mobile enables users to have five photos or icons on the home screen of a myFaves-enabled phone that illustrate the five people who matter most to them*; and with a simple click, have unlimited nationwide calling to those five 'Faves.' These new Samsung slider, flip and bar phones allow consumers to choose the look that not only fits their personal style, but also offers services and features to meet their individual needs.

"This diverse Samsung line-up provides a strong selection of new phones for customers who want to use the myFaves service," said Michael Gallelli, director and head of product marketing, T-Mobile USA. "Moving beyond a 'one size fits all' attitude, customers now can choose the right look of the phone, from the outside to the inside, to personalize their wireless experience."

"Samsung continues to develop quality products that meet the needs of T- Mobile's various customers," said Pete Skaryzynski, senior vice president, Samsung. "With the launch of this line of slim phones, T-Mobile customers have their choice of design - with a slider, flip or bar - and will enjoy an ultra-sleek device integrated with the best features for an enhanced mobile experience."

Key features of the t629 include:
o Super-slim slider design: .55" thin
o T-Mobile myFaves*
o GPRS/EDGE high-speed connectivity
o 1.3 megapixel camera with 4X digital zoom
o Multi-shot, self-timer, effects and frames, brightness adjustment
o Video player (supports MP4 and 3GP)
o Video capture/recorder
o External memory slot (microSD)
o MP3 player
o AOL®, ICQ, Yahoo!®, MSN Instant Messaging*
o Bluetooth® wireless technology
o Multiple dialing font color options
o USB connectivity
o Display: 176 x 220 Pixel, 262K TFT Color
o Dimensions: 3.89" x 1.97" x .55", 3.2 ounces
o Quad-Band: GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Key features of the t619 include:
o Ultra-thin clamshell design: .66" thin
o T-Mobile myFaves*
o GPRS/EDGE high-speed connectivity
o 1.3 megapixel camera with 4X digital zoom
o Multi-shot, self-timer, effects and frames, brightness adjustment
o Video player (supports MP4 and 3GP)
o Video capture/recorder
o MP3 player
o AOL®, ICQ, Yahoo!®, MSN Instant Messaging*
o Bluetooth® wireless technology
o HiFi Ringers*
o USB connectivity
o Internal Display: 176 x 220 Pixel, 262K TFT Color
o External Display: 96 x 96 Pixel, 4 Gray
o Dimensions: 1.8" x 3.7" x .66", 2.8 ounces
o Quad-Band: GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Key features of the t509s include:
o Sleek, slim design: .39" thin
o T-Mobile myFaves*
o Succulent, deep plum color
o GPRS/EDGE high-speed connectivity
o Bluetooth® wireless technology support
o VGA camera with 4X digital zoom
o Multi-shot, self-timer, effects and frames, brightness adjustment
o Video capture/recorder
o Video player (supports MP4 and 3GP)
o Up to 7MB internal user memory
o Messaging services: SMS, MMS, EMS*
o AOL®, ICQ, Yahoo!®, MSN Instant Messaging*
o Speakerphone
o HiFi Ringers*
o 65K-color TFT main display; 176 x 220 pixels
o Dimensions: 4.6" x 1.8" x .39"; 2.5 ounces with standard battery
o Tri-band: 850/1800/1900 MHz
o USB connectivity

The t629, t619 and t509s are available exclusively at select T-Mobile retail stores and online at www.t-mobile.com/ . For more information, visit www.t-mobile.com/ or www.samsungwireless.com/ . For more details on myFaves, please visit www.myfaves.com/ .

* Separate additional charges may apply
** Toll-free and 900 numbers excluded

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, L.P., a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com/ .

About Samsung

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 90 offices in 51 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/ .

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is a member of the T-Mobile International group, one of the world's leading companies in mobile communications, and the mobile telecommunications subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE:DT). At the end of June 2006, more than 90 million mobile customers were served by companies of the Deutsche Telekom group - 23.3 million by T-Mobile USA - all via a common technology platform based on GSM, the world's most successful digital wireless standard. T-Mobile's innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect effortlessly to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile highest, in numerous regions throughout the U.S., in wireless call quality and wireless customer care. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at www.t-mobile.com/ .

Source: Samsung Telecommunications America, L.P.; T-Mobile USA, Inc.

CONTACT:
Tracy Calabrese of MWW Group,
+1-972-761-5406,
tcalabrese@mww.com ,
for Samsung Telecommunications America, L.P.;

or

T-Mobile Media Relations of T-Mobile USA, Inc.,
+1-425-378-4002,
mediarelations@t-mobile.com

Web site: www.samsungwireless.com/ www.samsung.com/ www.t-mobile.com/ www.myfaves.com/

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