T-Mobile Gives a “Snapshot” of Mobile’s Future

If T-Mobile has their way, carrying a digital camera will soon be unnecessary. Meet the 8-megapixel Samsung Memoir.

The mobile implications could be significant. If not, at least the photos we take of random stuff will be a little crisper.

The most attractive feature of the handset is its camera capabilities, which is the highest pixel count of any U.S. phone. The Memoir comes with a Xenon flash, CMOS auto-focus, and face- and smile-detection technology, and it can be used to record videos.

“This is the camera phone that will make people want to leave their digital camera at home,” said Bill Ogle, chief marketing officer for Samsung Mobile, in a statement. “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.”

Breaking boundaries is what the future of mobile technology and mobile marketing is all about. And although this handset is a big leap, it may be an expensive one. The company, however, did not yet announce a price, but the Memoir should be available before the end of the first quarter.