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First two-megapixel camera phone in US announced
Posted: 12-May-2005 [Source: Sprint]

[Samsung MM-A800 launched by Sprint features a two-megapixel camera, digital camcorder, external TransFLASH(tm) removable memory card slot, stereo sound, VoiceMode(tm) speech-to-text dictation technology, and a built-in media player. ]

Overland Park, Kansas -- Sprint and Samsung today announced the first two-megapixel camera phone in the United States, the Sprint PCS VisionSM Multimedia Phone MM-A800 by Samsung. This unique slider phone is a multimedia powerhouse, allowing customers to capture two-megapixel still images and VGA-quality videos, listen to digital music files, and text message at lightening speed with voice commands and dictation, all in one intelligently designed device.

In addition to capturing crisp two-megapixel images, the MM-A800 by Samsung with Picture MailSM services has traditional digital-camera features, including a TransFLASH memory card slot (32MB card included), auto focus, 2.5x digital zoom, flash, color adjustments, fun frames and multishot. Further enhancing the user experience, customers can connect the MM-A800 by Samsung to any PictBridge-enabled printer with the included USB cable to print color photos, with no special software or PC connection required.

The MM-A800 by Samsung is the ultimate in self expression and efficiency. Customers can use the embedded camera to capture a business-card image with Biz-Card Scan and transfer the contact information directly into the device's internal contacts, alleviating the need for manual entry. The phone's camcorder capabilities allow customers to shoot 30-second videos, sharing them with family and friends via email or saving them as screensavers and wallpapers. With the MM-A800 by Samsung's built-in TransFLASH expandable memory card slot, users have ample memory to store their favorite video clips and digital music files.

The MM-A800 by Samsung perfects the "all-in-one" device, enabling customers to listen to and view streaming music and video clips live and on-demand in real time from Sprint TV and other channel providers directly through the phone's built-in media player at up to 15 frames per second. The content, played on the embedded media player, is directly delivered to the MM-A800 by Samsung from the high-speed (CDMA1X) Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. The phone also offers the added benefit of Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) quality, providing CD-like sound quality when listening to streaming music or playback of audio files.

The 4.26-ounce MM-A800 by Samsung features 3D graphics and a vibrant QVGA-resolution 1.22" x 1.59" TFT LCD screen. The 262,000-color screen with its 240 x 320 resolution level provides sharp detail of objects when viewing videos, high-resolution photos, games and other images on the phone.

Adding to its user-friendly consumer benefits, the MM-A800 by Samsung revolutionizes text messaging with VoiceMode speech-to-text dictation technology. VoiceMode, by VoiceSignal Technologies, allows users to dictate text messages. To start, the user simply says a voice command to address a text message to the desired recipient in their address book thus eliminating many time-consuming steps by just saying, "Send text to Dad." Once the message is addressed, the user is able to employ VoiceMode to populate the message with text by just speaking the words into the phone. The user trains the MM-A800 by Samsung through a brief series of spoken prompts that captures voice tone and intonation. The more frequently VoiceMode is used, the more it adapts to the user's voice. With the MM-A800 by Samsung, you can "Say it, see it, send it."

The MM-A800 by Samsung is available for a suggested retail price of $499.99 or $349.99 after rebate at third-party retailers and online at


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