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Samsung has released a QWERTY keypad inspired slider phone which should make text messages, instant messages and e-mails as easy as child’s play. So if you’re differently abled in the text messaging department or just part of the firm’s “message-centric” target market, the Blast handset could be right up your alley.

The manufacturer claims the handset provides “ample” space to let your fingers move at a faster pace, which in turn allows for more intuitive typing. It also claimed the additional typing space enables greater letter and word control, so misspelt ‘txt msgs’ could become a thing of the past.

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The Blast promises messaging ease

The Blast measures 10 x 5 x 1cm and is quad-band, operating over GSM 850, 900, 1800 and 1900MHz. A microSD memory slot handles cards up to 2GB cards and it has Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity.

It also has a 1.3-megapixel camera, with 4x zoom, to keep you amused and a 176 x 220 pixel TFT display. The five hours of battery talk time is about average and it will provide up to eight days life in standby mode.

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Unfortunately, the Blast is available only available in the US for the time being, with T-Mobile bagging exclusive distribution rights. Once messaging gets boring, the service provider enables picture postcards with accompanying audio commentary to be created on the phone and sent over its network.

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