The global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies, Samsung has announced the availability of the new Samsung Messager (SCH-R450) handset for MetroPCS network, featuring a sleek horizontal slider-design and QWERTY keyboard.

“The stylish horizontal slider of the Samsung Messager is easy to use,” said Bill Ogle, Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung Telecommunications America. “The Samsung Messager’s attractive layout and QWERTY keyboard is a great fit for people who love text messaging.”

Features Of Samsung Messager (R450):

  • Integrated 1.3 megapixel camera
  • 2.1-inch TFT display with 262K colors and 176 x 220 pixels
  • SMS, MMS, email and IM messaging capabilities
  • Advanced voice recognition
  • Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Horizontal Slider with QWERTY Keyboard
  • Speakerphone for easy, hands-free operation
  • MP3 player
  • External micro SD slot (up to 2GB)

The new Samsung Messager is available through MetroPCS’s retail stores and its official site for $199.