Sprint announces the release of the Sprint PCS Vision(SM) Picture Phone PM-A740 by Samsung.
* Price: S.R.P. $229.99 or 79.99 after rebate at www.sprintpcs.com and Sprint Stores nationwide
* Built-in Camera: Shoot digital pictures with a built-in VGA camera (640 x 840) with your choice of high, medium, or low resolution, and 4X zoom lens. Conveniently attach a personal 10-second voice message to your pictures. Easily save your pictures on your Sprint PCS Phone or store them online and send your pictures to be printed at participating local retailers.
* Innovative Slide Show Screen Saver: Create your own slide show that includes up to 10 different pictures. You can view the pictures in succession and use them as rotating screen savers.
* Large PCS Full-Color Screen: Vibrant 1.1" X 1.38" main 65k-color STN display
* Internal Phone Book: Standard Phone Book holds 299 entries, each storing six phone numbers and up to 299 email and Web addresses.
* Supports SMS-Text Messaging: Now, Sprint PCS customers with SMS-enabled phones can instantly send and receive SMS Text Messages across the room or across the country. It's the coolest way to talk, without the talk.
* Enhanced Voice Recognition powered by VoiceSignal(R): Say the name of any entry in your phone book and the number will be dialed automatically without using the keypad. This feature is speaker-independent, so there's no need to train the phone to respond to any one person's voice. You can also receive an audible status report of your phone's coverage, signal and battery strength.
* Customizable Photo Caller ID: Know who's calling you by linking downloaded images and photos to the contacts in your internal phone book.
* Customizable Application Shortcut Keys: Personalize your "Launch Pad" based on the applications you most frequently use; assign your navigation keys to application shortcuts for quick access.
* Personal Organizer: Includes internal phone book scheduler and calendar, task list, memo pad, world clock, calculator, countdown and alarm clock.
* Wearable, Compact style: Clamshell 3.5" x 1.8" x 1.0" and only 3.46 ounces.
* Multiple Languages: Supports English and limited Spanish menu navigation.
* Extended Battery Life: Standard rechargeable LiIon battery gives you up to -- 3 hours continuous talk or up to -- 8 days continuous standby time in digital mode. Extended rechargeable LiIon battery gives you up to -- 4 hours continuous talk or up to -- 12 days continuous standby time in digital mode.
* Airplane Mode: The PM-A740 can be powered down independently of the display so games and applications can be used while the phone itself is turned off.
* 2.5mm Universal Jack: Accommodates most standard headsets for hands-free operation.
* Dual-band / tri-mode: The PM-A740 may be used on and while roaming off the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network.
* E911 Emergency Location Capable: Features an embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) chip necessary for utilizing E911 emergency location services where available.
* TTY compatible: Compatible with select TTY devices.
* Memory: RAM 32Mbit/ROM 128 KB; 1MB download capacity.