Samsung Launches 8 Megapixel Memoir On T-Mobile

It's no G1, but it's not trying to be. Samsung's Memoir (more formally known as the SGH-t929) has just launched, making it the first eight megapixel handset to come to T-Mobile. The cellphone / digital camera hybrid boasts a full touchscreen display enabled by the company's TouchWiz user interface, 3G support, a photo widget for direct uploads to flickr, Kodak Gallery, Photobucket and Snapfish, a virtual QWERTY keyboard, MMS capabilities, built-in Assisted GPS navigation and turn-by-turn guidance.

For handsfree users, they'll appreciate the stereo Bluetooth, speakerphone and voice-activated dialing. According to Bill Ogle, Chief Marketing Officer for Samsung Mobile: "This is the camera phone that will make people want to leave their digital camera at home. When you combine the Memoir's imaging capabilities, customizable menus and music player, not only is it a great phone, but the entertainment possibilities are unlimited." Speaking of the camera, it sports a Xenon flash, 16x digital zoom, five shooting modes and video recording support.

Strangely, neither T-Mobile nor Samsung has bothered to mention a price or release date, so you'll have to hold tight for now.