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New phones from Vodafone K.K.
Posted: 23-Mar-2006 [Source: Vodafone]

[Vodafone K.K. announces the 804SS, its first Samsung handset, and the V604T by Toshiba featuring a TV tuner. ]

Tokyo -- Vodafone K.K. today announces that on 25 March 2006 it will commence nationwide sales of the Vodafone 804SS, a new 3G handset by Samsung Electronics. The Vodafone 804SS represents Samsung's first mobile phone for the Japanese market.

The Vodafone 804SS is the world's thinnest clamshell 3G handset, measuring just 14.9mm and weighs only 98g, making it Vodafone K.K.'s lightest 3G model, and a nice fit for any suit pocket. The Vodafone 804SS is also a great tool for business, as customers can view PDF, Microsoft Word and other file types on the handset, and it also supports PC Link. For after-hours entertainment, the Vodafone 804SS features a music player with external controls for easy access to music tracks when the handset is closed.

The main features of the Vodafone 804SS are as follows:

*World's thinnest 3G handset and lightest in Vodafone K.K. 3G lineup

*Document viewing for PDF, Microsoft Word/Excel, PowerPoint and other file types

*Full-fledged music player functions with external controls

*Supports Deru Moji 3D Pictogram Display for pop-up animations in received mails

Vodafone K.K. also announced the development of the V604T by Toshiba, a new PDC (2G) handset that features a terrestrial analogue TV tuner and a separate, dedicated FM radio tuner. The V604T is scheduled to go on sale in late April 2006.

The V604T's "TV View Style" enables customers to automatically activate the TV tuner by rotating the main display back 360 degrees while holding down a central side button. The V604T also comes with a "TV Rod Antenna" that can be positioned to any angle so customers can get the best possible TV picture. For FM radio listening in stereo, the V604T is equipped with a separate, dedicated FM radio tuner. In addition to memory settings for FM stations in all of Japan's 47 prefectures, the V604T supports digital tuning so customers can tune channels to the nearest 0.1MHz. The handset also comes with full-fledged features for music enjoyment, including a music player for listening to tracks transferred from PCs to memory cards (sold separately) and stereo twin speakers.

Furthermore, the V604T is great for people new to mobile phones and mature users. "Simple Mode 3" has large fonts and easy-to-use operations, while "Limit Mode" prevents overuse.

The main features of the V604T are as follows:

*"TV View Style" and "TV Rod Antenna" for comfortable analogue TV viewing

*Dedicated FM radio tuner for enjoying FM radio broadcasts in stereo

*Music player for listening to Chaku-Uta and music tracks saved to memory cards

*"Simple Mode 3" for easy-to-use operations and "Limit Mode" to prevent overuse


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