Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) and Cingular Wireless announced the launch of the SGH-zx20, Samsung's first commercially available High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) phone for the U.S. market and another Samsung handset exclusive to Cingular.
Consumers can access the highest quality in mobile applications such as video streaming, high-speed Web browsing and fast software downloads by using the Samsung SGH-zx20 on Cingular's 3G HSDPA network. With the SGH-zx20 handset, Cingular customers will have a variety of connectivity choices at their finger tips including access to Cingular Video and a variety of other multimedia and messaging capabilities.
In addition to experiencing quick data download times, consumers also benefit from the ability to use the cell phone for multiple functions. No longer will data and multimedia activity be interrupted by a phone call. On the Cingular HSPDA network, consumers can use traditional voice function of the device while simultaneously downloading data which increases productivity. The SGH-zx20, encased in a sleek Samsung-signature clamshell with silver and black accents, features a dedicated "multitask" button, allowing users to easily access Cingular's 3G network and view menus necessary to simultaneously use voice and data, check email, surf the Web or download ringtones all while on a voice call.
The SGH-zx20, a recent American Photo Editor's Choice Award recipient for one of the top camera cell phones of 2006, features a brilliant 262K-color TFT screen on which to view downloads from the Internet, or video and still images taken with the 1.3 megapixel camera. The phone also boasts built in messaging options such as AIM/AOL(TM), MSN, and Yahoo!(TM).
As a quad-band phone (850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, and 1900 MHz), the SGH- zx20 will work around the world, allowing users to stay connected to friends and family through a number of mediums - voice, data and messaging. This world-class device also delivers superior reception and integrates Bluetooth capabilities.
Cingular's 3G network provides average download data speeds between 400- 700 kilobits per second with bursts to over one megabit. The company currently provides 3G services in more than 60 cities and towns located nearby Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Gary (Ind.), Houston, Las Vegas, New York City, Phoenix, Portland (Ore.), Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (Calif.), Seattle, Tacoma (Wash.), and Washington, DC.
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Mobile SGH-zx20 is available today through select Cingular Wireless retail locations or via www.cingular.com for $99.99 with a 2-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.*
*Rebate requires an unlimited MEdia Net plan