Samsung Soul slider reborn as candybar, dubbed Soulb

Samsung has announced the Soulb, which they say contains “all the merits of Soul DNA” in a candy bar form factor. The names an interesting one — though I’m unable to replicate it here without using an image, the trailing b in Soulb is actually written as if it were a superscript, like so: . How would that be pronounced? Soul to the power of b? Soul-bee? Soul bar?

The handset squeezes a good amount into its 9.9mm thick body: HSDPA/Triband, 2.0″ QVGA screen, 3 megapixel camera with PowerLED flash, User created UI skins, Office document viewing, multimedia playback, FM radio, 1 gig of internal memory, and a microSD slot. Not a fan of the Soul Grey shown above? It also comes in Platinum Silver, Metallic Black, Soul Pink and Amethyst Violet.

It’ll launch in Germany in early June, and then trickle out to everywhere besides North America in the months thereafter. No word yet on pricing.