The Samsung SGH-T259 has a well balanced sheet of features, some perform outstandingly while others are rather disappointing.
First off let us begin with connectivity, for international roaming we have a GSM 2G network with the following frequencies supported, 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 and a single WCDMA 3G frequency of 1700. Local connectivity is supplied via Bluetooth v2.0 with AD2P for music transfers and microUSB for mass storage usage. However, the phone has a very measly 80MB of internal memory, so you might want to consider buying a microSD card, the phone can support up to 32 GB of additional memory.
In the camera department we have a 2 MP camera with a maximum resolution of 320x240 pixels, very poor indeed. The camcorder does not fare much better with only a 12 frames per second shooting speed. Pictures are grainy and have a very distinct shade of yellow present throughout.
Music is well catered for with the following formats supported, MP4, ACC and WMA. Videos formats are only MP4 and 3GP.
The browser could have been better, but it does try its best to please. It comes with some widgets for Weather, Time, News and various other types of information in-built. However, the phone browser should only be used if you need it on the run, it loads pages in about 8 seconds on a 3G network and 12 second on a 2G network. Regardless of the network being used, pictures turn out badly rendered and sometimes text elements are missing. YouTube videos are very pixelated.
Other features not be missed are Java and the A-GPS support utilizing Google Maps and TelenNav.
The SGH-T259 comes with a full organizer -- including a Stopwatch, Calculator, Calendar, Alarm clock, Notes, To-do list, World clock, Converter and RSS reader.