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Samsung's 3GSM offerings include new smartphones
Posted: 12-Feb-2007 [Source: Samsung]

[New SGH-i520 runs Symbian OS Version 9.2 and features a touch-sensitive key pad. The SGH-i600 runs Windows Mobile 5.0 and adds a full QWERTY keyboard.]

3GSM World Congress 2007, Barcelona -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading provider of mobile phones and telecom systems, today showcased, two standout smartphones, the SGH-i520 and SGH-i600, as part of its impressive lineup at 3GSM World Congress. Both phones are early examples of Samsung's forthcoming smartphone lineup, which will accentuate a harmonic blend of technology and artistry. This inspirational range of smartphones will be available throughout Europe in 2007, offering the convenience of a slim, yet powerful phone with ease of use ensured by its advanced messaging capabilities.

The new Symbian & Windows OS smartphones blend a plethora of functions with a slim, trendy design to ensure users have a phone to be proud of. Samsung's i520 and i600 handsets are set to prove that even the most functionally advanced handsets can impress consumers across Europe . The i600 has already enjoyed particular success in the European market.

The new smartphones feature all of the innovative functions needed by today's mobile users, whether it is a busy chief executive or a style conscious consumer. Each handset in the range combines a multitude of features and functions while making sure that it has the looks to match: whether it's the slim, desirable model loaded with multimedia, such as the i520, or the i600 with High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and WiFi providing the best connectivity for internet and email . The Samsung smartphone range has also been further improved by the integration of easy to use, quick messaging functions with a user-friendly design.

Samsung SGH-i520

The sleek and stylish Samsung i520 smartphone is a super-slim slider handset, measuring just 17.9mm and weighing in at a mere 99g, guaranteed to bring a new degree of efficiency to your connected world. The new smartphone i520 uses Symbian OS Version 9.2 (S60 3 rd Edition Feature Package spec 1) to access the internet and download content up to five times faster than competing models, while also supporting 1.8Mbps HSDPA technology and featuring a sophisticated touch-sensitive key pad for convenient use and attractive design.

The i520 is designed to make all users' online life as convenient and enjoyable as possible. It supports a 2 megapixel camera and a 2.3" wide screen to show the entire internet page, similar to a regular PC view. Meanwhile, the Bluetooth 2.0 EDR provides high-speed data transmission, while the phone is based on the Vodafone customized UI (TPP VCP), adapted from the Symbian/S60 operating system. This super-slim function packed mobile is the perfect tool for users who want to chat, read, and send emails from their mobiles.

Samsung SGH-i600

The i600 is the first product in the Ultra Messaging line and Samsung will introduce stylish yet powerful messaging devices to the market in 2007. Measuring only 11.8mm and weighing a mere 105g, the Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 is the world's thinnest 3G smart phone with a full QWERTY keyboard. It blends the feature-rich, desktop functionality of the Windows Mobile 5.0 platform with extensive multimedia capabilities to help people work on the go, stay in touch with family and friends or just have fun.

The Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 supports the HSDPA network for faster data transfer speeds, as well as seamless communications through high-speed connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 EDR. It is also the first smart phone to support web applications such as podcasting and RSS Rea der.

A key feature of the continuing success of the Ultra Messaging i600 is its QWERTY keyboard with wheel key, perfectly designed for composing messages or e-mails. In addition to this, the customi z ed thumbwheel makes navigation simpler than ever.

The i600 is already available in several European countries and the i520 will be introduced in the second quarter of this year.

SGH-i520 Specification

Standard - HSDPA 1.8Mbps/UMTS, EDGE/GPRS

Camera - 2 Megapixel Camera + VGA Display, 262144 TFT (2.3", 320x240)

Features - Symbian OS 9.2 (S60 3rd Edition Feature Package1)

External Touch Keys MP3/AAC/AAC+/Real/WMA MPEG4/H.263/Real/H.264 Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR (A2DP BT Stereo Headset) / USB v2.0

Full HTML Browser (S60 OSS) / Mobile Printing (Pictbridge, DPOF) microSD External Memory Slot Voice command/dialing, Document Viewer Size - 01.7 x 50.5 x 17.9 mm

Weight - 99 g

* Product specifications are subject to change without notice.

SGH-i600 Specification

Standard - HSDPA 1.8Mbps / UMTS, EDGE/ GPRS

Camera - 1.3 megapixel camera + VGA

Display - 65536 TFT (2.3", 320x240)

Features - Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone Full QWERTY Keyboard PIM / MS Push Email Bluetooth 2.0 (A2DP, AVRCP), USB 1.1

Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g Internet Explorer, RSS reader, Podcasting 64MB RAM / 128MB ROM

MicroSD External Memory Slot

Size - 113 x 59 x 11.8 mm

Weight - 105 g

* Product specifications are subject to change without notice.


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