Samsung announces Genio Qwerty

It can be tricky keeping up with the different names for products in different markets. Samsung has launched this phone under the Genio Qwerty tag in Britain, but outside of this fair isle it's called the Corby TXT. Confusing.

Whatever you want to call it, the handset is a candybar QWERTY - like a BlackBerry. It has a 2.2-inch TFT, a 2-meapixel camera, FM radio, 3.5mm headphone jack and microSD card slot. It doesn't have 3G, but to make up for that it has changable battery covers, which Samsung has dubbed "Fashion Jackets".

The handset has a customisable homescreen, quick launch buttons and supports Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. "The Genio Qwerty offers those who prefer a keyboard rather than a touch screen the opportunity to have the great looks and features that come with the Genio range", said Mark Mitchinson, VP Samsung Mobile UK and Ireland.

The Genio Qwerty will be showing up in early October in Britain, and it'll be exclusive to Orange initially. It comes in "vibrant yellow", with a black front panel.


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