Review: Samsung T259
The T259 is somewhat limited in its messaging capabilities. It has SMS/MMS, email, and a catch-all social networking application, but doesn't include Instant Messaging.
The SMS/MMS application is bare bones, though messages are easy to compose. I stuck with T9 to make tapping out texts faster. Once you've composed a message, the tools for adding video, images, or sounds are all there at the bottom of the screen and require but a click. Sadly, messages are not threaded.
In order to use the email application, you have to subscribe to a data plan. It's typical of feature phone email apps. Configuring it is easy enough, but it is best used to simply read messages rather than actually respond to them. Alternately, you can access email via the browser, but that also eats up data.
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The Social Buzz application is on board, and it collects status updates from Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. It offers the bare minimum of functionality, but is enough to let users post updates of their own, as well as get the scoop on what their friends are up to.
(You'll get a somewhat richer social networking experience if you choose to access them via the web browser instead.)
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