Now, however, Samsung is throwing us a fricken bone. The company said this week that it planned to offer for sale in the U.S. its "dual QWERTY phone" poetically named the SGH-D307.
The clamshell phone opens either like an old-school Motorola or like a laptop. The keyboard is used either like a cell phone keypad or a laptop keyboard depending on which way you open it. Cool!
The phone features IM support (AIM, ICQ, Yahoo IM), high-speed data transfer and Bluetooth. It also features voice recognition and a speaker phone.
This is exactly the kind of phone that never made it to these shores. Thanks, Samsung! What's next?