AT&T launches Epix smartphone with built-in optical mouse

It's no cat and mouse game for AT&T Mobility.

The carrier today launched a new touchscreen smartphone from Samsung, the Epix, that it says is the first smartphone with a built-in optical mouse.

The HSPA phone, which runs on Windows Mobile 6.1, has an optical mouse sensor between the right and left soft keys that users can use for navigation by sweeping their finger over it. The mouse can also be switched into traditional four-way navigation. The phone also has a full Qwerty keyboard, a 2 megapixel camera, WiFi capabilities, built in GPS through AT&T Navigator and a microSD slot capable of storing up to 32GB of data.

The phone will be sold for $199.99 with a two-year service contract after a mail-in rebate.

For more:
- see these pictures of the new Samsung Epix
- see this release

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