Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the #1 mobile phone provider in the United States,1 today announced that the Samsung Mondi™, the nation’s most advanced Mobile WiMAX-enabled handheld device, is now commercially available in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The introduction of the Samsung Mondi to the North Texas region coincides with the rollout of Mobile WiMAX service in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. The touch screen Mondi, which is Latin for “world,” is designed for use with the Clear™ Mobile WiMAX service from Clearwire. Dallas/Fort Worth joins other major markets with Mobile WiMAX service including Philadelphia, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Portland, OR.
The Samsung Mondi launch celebration was held Wednesday night at the Ghostbar inside the W Hotel in Dallas. Audrina Partridge from the hit MTV reality series, “The Hills,” served as the host of the exclusive party.
“Samsung Mobile is proud to bring the power and productivity of the Samsung Mondi to our local community,” said Omar Khan, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Product Management for Samsung Mobile, based in Richardson, just north of Dallas. “The Dallas/Fort Worth area is filled with tech-savvy business leaders and entrepreneurs who want to stay productive and entertained while on-the-move and the Mondi delivers on those needs.”
The Samsung Mondi can harness upload and download speeds that double comparable devices running on 3G networks while taking advantage of the widespread connectivity of Mobile WiMAX. The Mondi is also equipped with WiFi, allowing users to keep strong wireless connections while working outside designated Mobile WiMAX markets.
Available in a solid black finish, this device slides open horizontally to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. The Mondi is packed with multimedia features that offer instant access to E-mail, Internet, video content and business applications. The device also supports various services including Fring™, Gypsii™, and Windows Live Messenger. The Mondi is equipped for GPS Navigation through Route 66®, providing turn-by-turn directions.
The Mondi’s compact design provides the user with a more mobile form factor and ease-of-use than the typical laptop or netbook. While it is small enough to fit into the user’s hand or pocket, the Mondi packs an impressive Web browser, powered by Opera 9.5, which takes full advantage of the device’s 4.3-inch touch screen.
The Mondi is completely customizable, thanks to a set of widgets that can be dragged and dropped anywhere on the display screen for easy viewing and use. The Mondi is also an excellent device for work or for play. WiFi connectivity offers the business user fast and simple connections to Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile and many other vertical business applications outside the Clear service area.
The Samsung Mondi is available at Clearwire retail stores, select Best Buy locations and authorized distributors and on www.Samsung.com. The Samsung Mondi will also be sold through Time Warner Cable in the upcoming months, as well.
In addition to the Dallas and Fort Worth city limits, Samsung network products currently support Baltimore, the first 4G market launched in the United States, as well as Philadelphia, the largest Clearwire market launched to date. In 2010, Samsung network products will power major markets throughout the United States, including Washington, D.C. and Boston.
Samsung is the global leader in delivering Mobile WiMAX technologies and offers an end-to-end solution including chipsets, infrastructure, mobile devices and consumer electronics. Samsung’s devices are capable of accessing both Mobile WiMAX and other wireless technologies. UQ Communications in Japan and Scartel LLC., in Russia are examples of other operators with commercial deployment and plans for national-wide service using Samsung’s Mobile WiMAX total solution.