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Samsung launches wide range of new phones
Posted: 03-Feb-2000 [Source: GSM Newsreel]

[Samsung brings out an array of new WAP and GPRS phones at GSM World Congress.]

Cannes -- "Korean telecoms vendor Samsung is a newcomer to the GSM World Congress but is signalling its arrival in no uncertain fashion. The company is showing a GPRS phone, a WAP phone, an MP3 music phone and a range of dual band, Phase 2 GSM mobiles.

"On its stand Samsung is showing what it claims is the world's first multi-slot class 8 GPRS phone. The new phone has been designed to be compact and light but includes a high-resolution graphic LCD screen and dedicated Internet key for direct access to the Web. The phone features four-way directional navigation with a toggle key to allow easy screen scrolling and movement of the cursor. In its initial phase, the Samsung GPRS phone supports up to 56kbit/s. As well as Internet access, the Samsung GPRS phone offers voice dialling, voice memo, predictive text input, personal information management (scheduler and diary) and has a built-in IrDA port to allow wireless connection to PDAs and laptop computers.

"With the Samsung GSM WAP phone, users can take advantage of a variety of PIM features such as calendar, to-do-list and calculator and phone features such as ring customisation and melody creation. The Samsung GSM WAP has a folder-type design, large graphic display that supports 6-lines of e-mail text and is compact in size weighing approximately 90 grams.

"Samsung is also launching the GSM version of its MP3 mobile phone. Ideally suited to both the youth and business markets, the MP3 phone combines a compact Samsung GSM wireless handset with an MP3 player and includes a 32MB flash memory chip to give storage for music or data files. For the businessman on the move, a 32MB data storage function allows data files such as Excel and Word to be downloaded from a PC and stored; the files can then be retrieved simply by connecting another PC with the MP3 phone.


"To round out its Cannes offering, Samsung is showing its next-generation, multiple feature, mobile phones-the SGH-A100 and SGH-2400-supporting the GSM Phase 2 standard. Both phones support dual band coverage including GSM900 and 1800 frequencies.


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