Samsung Factor

A low cost, clamshell entry level Samsung phone has been announced. Known as Samsung Factor, it features VGA camera, web email access to your Gmail, MSN and Yahoo and instant messaging on Yahoo, AIM and MSN.

With large-display smartphones coming to market, there are lesser focus on non-smartphone (or also known as dumbphone) devices, especially the traditional clamshell ones. However, it seems like Korean manufacturer Samsung has not given up on this line of dumbphones. Recently, the Samsung Factor has been announced with a clamshell design and lower-specification hardware components.

The Samsung Factor is equipped with a VGA camera, Bluetooth, supports web email and messenging, GPS and hands-free speaker design. Boost Mobile will retail the Samsung Factor from as low as US$49.99.