Monday, December 04, 2006

Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 launched

Press Release: Ultra Messaging i600 - Windows Mobile 5.0 powered Smartphone with integrated QWERTY keyboard and HSDPA support

Hong Kong , December 4, 2006 – Today at ITU Telecom World 2006, Samsung Electronics and Microsoft launched the Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 powered by Microsoft ® Windows Mobile ® 5.0, the first 3G smartphone with HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) support . Measuring only 11.8mm and weighing a mere 99g, the Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 is the world's thinnest 3G smartphone with a full QWERTY key board . It blends the feature-rich, desktop functionality of the Windows Mobile 5.0 platform with multimedia capabilities to help people work on the go, stay in touch with family and friends or just have fun.

"I am proud to introduce the Ultra Messaging i600 Windows Mobile smartphone with Microsoft. It represents the best innovation from both Samsung and Microsoft and makes it a perfect solution for today's mobile professional," said Kitae Lee, President, Samsung Telecommunication Network Business. "Samsung will continue to explore new market opportunities with Microsoft and we look forward to collaborating together to bring more innovative products to market.”

The Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 is the first smartphone in Asia Pacific and Europe that 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 smartphone to support web applications such as podcasting and RSS Feeder.

Ultra Experiences, Ultra Functionality

A key feature 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 customized thumbwheel makes navigation simpler than ever . Running on Windows Mobile 5.0 with Direct Push Technology, the Ultra Messaging i600 instantly updates Microsoft Office Outlook's Email, Calendar, Contacts and Tasks when synchronised with Exchange Server 2003, to ensure that users are always up-to- date while on-the-move. In addition to its push email capability, users can view Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and image formats including BMP, JPEG and GIF with Picsel Viewer.

With two integrated digital cameras (1.3 megapixels in the back and VGA in the front), users can also conduct 3G video calls from the phone.

Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 users can listen to stereo-quality music and view high quality video clips with Windows Media Player 10 Mobile and a Bluetooth stereo headset. Internet browsing rivals the PC experience due to the device's large 2.3” high-quality color screen and wireless broadband capabilities. The Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 also includes a speakerphone, built-in voice recognition and support for a 1.3 megapixel digital camera that can record video.

Built-in Pocket MSN offers consumers the consistent and familiar user experience that they currently enjoy with MSN Messenger on their desktops. With this offering, users will automatically have a separate Inbox for Hotmail messages on their device. They will also be able to view their buddy list and chat instantly with their contacts, whenever and wherever they want. All of these features are packed into a slim design, which makes the Ultra Messaging i600 the ideal balance of work and play. The Ultra Messaging i600 is comfortable to hold with a slim body and has a soft finishing which gives it a good grip.

“The mobile population is increasingly looking to use one device that easily plugs into their life, both in and out of the office," said Pieter Knook, Senior Vice President, Mobile and Embedded Devices Division, Microsoft Corp. "The Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 works well both for organisations looking to increase employee productivity through the deployment of smartphones, yet deliver a desirable and fashionable smartphone for users at the same time."
The Samsung 's Ultra Messaging i600 will be available in Asia Pacific and Europe in first quarter, 2007.

Ultra Messaging i600 Specifications
Standard: HSDPA / UMTS / GSM
Camera: 1.3 megapixel camera and VGA camera for Video Telephony
Display: 2.3" TFT LCD
Memory: 64MB RAM / 128MB ROM; microSD™ External Memory Slot
Size: Slim Design - 113 x 59 x 11.8mm
Weight: 99 g
- Full QWERTY Keyboard
- PIM / MS Push Email
- Bluetooth 2.0(A2DP, AVRCP), USB 1.1
- Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g
- Web Applications RSS reader, Podcasting

Monday, November 27, 2006

Samsung launches the SGH-P930 mobile TV phone in Italy

Press Release: Samsung launches a new mobile TV phone (model:SGH-P930) to the Italian market this month through Telecom Italia.

This newest mobile TV phone combines not only the latest mobile TV technology, but it also combines HSDPA technology which enables high-speed data transmission.

Samsung has provided a mobile TV phone (model: SGH-P920) to Telecom Italia since May 2006. Samsung's successful drive in the Italian market has been a big step in leading Europe 's mobile TV phone market.

Samsung's newest model, the P930, adopts horizontal LCD screen for optimal mobile TV watching and supports stereo speaker for best sound quality.

The P930 has wide 2.3 inch (240x320) LCD and supports Picture in Picture (PIP) function to watch two TV channels simultaneously. It adopts a 2 megapixel camera for high-quality photo shooting and a VGA camera for convenient video telephony. It also supports a microSD external memory slot for better storage.

The mobile TV market is lead by three different standards; DVB-H in Europe , MediaFLO in the U.S, and DMB in Korea . Samsung is leading all three standards by supplying world's first S-DMB and T-DMB phone in Korea, Europe's first T-DBM phone in Germany, Europe's first DVB-H phone in Italy and by successfully demonstrating the MediaFLO mobile TV technology at ‘CTIA Wireless 2006'in the U.S. market.

Kitae Lee, President of Samsung Electronics Telecommunication Network Business said, “Mobile TV will change the lifestyle of people and will be a big contributor in the future of an ubiquitous world.” He added, “Samsung will lead the worldwide mobile TV market by providing a variety of mobile TV phones with advanced features and premium design.”

SGH-P930 Specification
Standard: UMTS 2.1GHz / GSM/ GPRS (900/1800/1900 MHz), HSDPA
Size: 107 x 49 x 19.7 mm
Weight: 119g
Camera: 2 Megapixel + VGA
Display: 2.2” 240x320 262K TFT
- Mobile TV : Digital Video Broadcasting - Handhelds (DVB-H)
- Picture in Picture (PIP) function
- Video Recording & Messaging (MPEG4 / H.263)
- Video Telephony & Streaming
- MP3/ AAC / AAC+ / AAC++
- Bluetooth v1.2, USB v1.1, Mobile Printing
- MicroSD external memory

Monday, October 30, 2006

Nokia 330 Auto Navigation - Enjoy the Ride!

Press Release: Navigate through Europe easily with Nokia's new car navigation device

Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced its first dedicated personal navigation device to include Europe-wide maps, the Nokia 330 Auto Navigation, to take you across European borders effortlessly allowing you to enjoy the ride, while it does the navigating. The sophisticated Nokia 330 Auto Navigation provides seamless navigation from one European country to the next, with clear spoken and visual directions on the large 3.5 inch color touch screen.

With the Nokia 330 Auto Navigation, there is no need to worry about where you're going. Simply enter the destination of your journey and follow the directions from the large 3.5 inch color touch screen, optimized for intuitive ease-of-use. You can choose other destinations easily too from the quick address look-ups prompted by the Nokia 330 Auto Navigation.

"Consumers are increasingly eager to use personal navigation devices while driving and we are delighted to introduce the Nokia 330 Auto Navigation device to meet this demand," said Razvan Olosu, vice president, Multimedia Enhancements at Nokia. "Nokia 330 Auto Navigation complements the recently announced GPS and navigation solutions from Nokia. Finding your way across Europe is simple with this comprehensive navigation package, including an integrated GPS receiver and European maps."

The Nokia 330 Auto Navigation has an integrated GPS receiver to make sure you will get the best possible satellite coverage on your journey. The device contains a 2GB memory card for the preinstalled Europe-wide map data and detailed travel information.* Tailor the visual instructions to your preference with adjustable 2D/3D, day or night view, or alter the audio to your suitable language or volume, or simply request a repeat of the last instruction.

There is no need to drive dull either - the Nokia 330 Auto Navigation includes advanced entertainment features too, so you can enjoy your music player, photo viewer and video player.

The Nokia 330 Auto Navigation is expected to be available in select channels in Europe during the fourth quarter 2006 at an estimated retail price of EUR 360 without taxes.

Nokia 330 Auto Navigation uses the ROUTE 66 Navigate 7 application and NAVTEQ map data. ROUTE 66 is a company specialized in personal mobile navigation. NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, location-based services and government and business solutions.

*Some European regions are not 100% covered

Monday, October 23, 2006

Feature-packed Nokia 6133 phone now available from T-Mobile

Press Release: Multimedia-capable device delivers megapixel camera, music player and new myFaves(SM) experience

Irving, TX, US/Bellevue, WA, US - Beginning today, customers can bring home the sleek and powerful Nokia 6133 handset, available from T-Mobile USA. Featuring a tapered design measuring just 17 mm (.67 in) tall, the Nokia 6133 phone delivers desired technologies such as a 1.3 megapixel camera, integrated music player and T-Mobile's new myFaves(SM) service, which offers unlimited nationwide calling to the five U.S. phone numbers of those who matter most.*

The Nokia 6133 phone's wide array of multimedia features and service offerings make it the perfect phone while on-the-go. The video recorder and 1.3 megapixel camera feature an 8x zoom, allowing those last-minute, memorable moments to be captured and shared with friends and family across the country. The device is also great while traveling abroad, offering quad-band technology to keep you talking to the people who matter most across international lines. For international usage, separate additional international calling or roaming charges apply.

Whether headed to the next tourist destination or to the office, the Nokia 6133 handset's integrated music player keeps the tunes flowing. Supporting multiple audio formats including MP3, AAC, AAC+ and eAAC+, the phone also can store approximately 750 songs on an optional 1 GB hot-swappable MicroSD memory card**, and uses an optional wired stereo headset or wireless stereo headset using Bluetooth® technology.

"Nokia and T-Mobile are continuing a long tradition of bringing innovative, high-quality devices to customers with the introduction of the Nokia 6133 phone," said Dirk Williamson, vice president of sales for Nokia. "The phone's combination of a sleek design and strong feature set will certainly appeal to both fashion and technology conscious customers, and T-Mobile's myFaves interface truly captures Nokia's mission of 'Connecting People'."

"The Nokia 6133 handset makes a great addition to our lineup of myFaves-enabled handsets," said Michael Gallelli, head of product marketing, T-Mobile USA. "The combination of a multimedia communications device with the myFaves experience gives customers the freedom to keep in touch effortlessly with those who matter most."

Key features of the Nokia 6133 phone include:
- T-Mobile myFaves*
- Folder design with push-to-open button
- 1.3 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom
- Video capture and playback
- 2.2 inch 240 x 320 pixel QVGA display supporting up to 16 million colors
- Music player (supports MP3, AAC. AAC+ and eAAC+ formats)**
- Bluetooth® wireless technology
- Hands-free speaker
- Voice dialing, voice commands and voice recorder
- Vibrating alert
- Video ringtones (separate additional download charges apply)
- Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE
- Dimensions: 3.61 x 1.88 x 0.79 inches (at largest points), 3.95 ounces

The Nokia 6133 phone is available at select T-Mobile retail stores and online at For more information, please visit or For more details on myFaves, please visit

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Sony Ericsson announces the K320i camera phone

Sony Ericsson today announces K320i, its latest ‘snapshot’ camera phone & one that is equally well suited to either the working week or the weekend. Compact and stylish looking, K320i is packed with impressive features. As a business tool it includes Bluetooth™ with Automatic Bluetooth™ pairing, PC synchronisation and support for push email. When the working day is over, K320i also offers a camera with 4x digital zoom and a fully-specified media player for music & video playback. Sleek styling and a choice of subtle colours makes K320i the multi-talented phone you’ll always want with you.

K320i – Features at a glance

Business Solutions:
- Push email – POP3, IMAP Idle
- Speakerphone
- HTML Full Browser
- Automatic Bluetooth™ Pairing
- 15 MB internal memory
- Phone Book with storage for up to 1000 contacts (2500 numbers)

Imaging & Entertainment:
- VGA camera
- 4x Digital Zoom
- 1.8” (128 x 160 pixels) 65k UBC (Ultra Bright Colour) Screen
- Java MIDP 2.0
- Video Messaging (H.263) capture/play-back/streaming
- Media Player – play music & view video clips
- Embedded Wallpapers & Themes

- GPRS 900/1800/1900
- Bluetooth® 2.0
- PC Synchronization
- USB cable
- Infrared

- Bluetooth® Headset HBH-PV705
- Bluetooth®™ Headset HBH-IV835 (with Bluetooth® Auto Pairing)
- Portable Hands free HPB-60
- Desk Stand CDS-60
- Car Speakerphone HCB-100

K320i is a phone available in Misty Silver, Graphite Grey and Light Brown. It will be available on selected markets from October 2006.

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Cingular 3125 announced

Press Release: HTC Brings the World’s Smartest, Thinnest Smartphone Device to Market: the Cingular 3125

The First Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone with a flip, Gives People the Full Computing Power of Previous Smartphones in a Sleek, Compact Design

LOS ANGELES - High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC), the world's leading provider of Microsoft® Windows Mobile®-based devices, today debuted the company's most innovative and smallest Smartphone to date: the Cingular 3125. Announced at the fall Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment conference, the Cingular 3125 Smartphone from HTC features the latest Windows Mobile technology, enabling people to access all Mobile Office applications, send and receive push e-mail, and browse the Internet - all on a device that fits comfortably in a pocket.

As manufacturer of the first color palm-size PC, the first Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC, the first Microsoft Windows Mobile-powered Smartphone and many other leading devices, HTC has a long tradition of designing and building robust, reliable and versatile devices. The Cingular 3125 Smartphone expands on this legacy to offer the latest technology combined with a cutting-edge, super-slim design that brings the power of mobile computing to a fashion-conscious audience.

"We at HTC are extremely pleased with the Cingular 3125 and believe it represents a substantial advance in the Smartphone market," said Todd Achilles, vice president of sales and marketing for HTC America. "Thanks to the combination of a sleek design with the powerful functionality of Windows Mobile 5.0, for the first time the capabilities of a Smartphone do not dictate its form or appeal."

The Cingular 3125 is the first and thinnest clamshell Windows Mobile 5.0-powered Smartphone to hit the U.S. market, and includes the following:

- Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0
- Push e-mail (direct push technology)
- Quad-band EDGE/GSM networks
- Dual high-resolution display
- 1.3 megapixel camera
- MP3 player (with dedicated external music buttons)
- Bluetooth® technology
- 128 MB of ROM, 64MB of RAM
- A microSD slot
- Universal Serial Bus (USB) port
- Mobile Office
- Instant access to e-mail
- Dedicated music player

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Samsung releases 10 inch Mobile TV

Press Release: High-quality personal TV for viewing excitement on the move

Berlin, Germany - 1st September 2006 - Samsung Electronics introduced the largest Mobile TV based on terrestrial DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) with a screen size of 10 inches to provide viewing excitement on the move. This Mobile TV will open up the era where everyone will have their own TV – one for each person.

Samsung positioned itself as the undisputed leader in the Mobile TV market by creating the first terrestrial DMB terminal in September 2004, developing portable DMB receiving technology and releasing the first 6 inch Mobile TV in July 2005.

The design of the new Mobile TV is in line with the “sensitivity design” of the company's R7 LCD TV (“ Bordeaux ”) series. As for features, it provides high-quality video and audio based on excellent mobile receiving characteristics. It is expected to be used as a mobile digital TV at home, where it provides great picture quality free of network connections.

The largest among Mobile TVs, the 10 inch screen is configured for the 16:9 aspect ratio that is optimal for showing digital broadcasting. MP3 and digital photo viewing functions are added, and connection to an external HDD is provided for playing downloaded multimedia content.

Senior Vice President Sang Heung Shin of Samsung's Visual Display Division says, “We made efforts to shift the concept of TV from a fixed, family-oriented device to a more mobile, personal gadget. This will bring even greater change than was created by the portable cassette player in the music industry.”

Samsung plans to promote the Mobile TV as a versatile home multimedia device. With its release, Samsung is set to reinforce its leadership in the emerging Mobile TV era.

LMD – 10A51W Specifications

Concept: 10.2 inch Mobile TV
Support format:
- Movie : MPEG-1/2/4, Divx, Xvid, WMA, etc.
- Music : MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV, AC3
- Photo : JPEG, PNG, BMP
Interface: USB 2.0(Host/Slave), SD/MMC
Resolution: 800 x 480
Battery: Rechargeable Battery (Lithium-Polymer)
Contrast Ratio: 400:1
Sound: 2 x 1W Internal Speaker
Other Functions: Built in Flash Player, e-Book Reader, TV Recording, Remote Control
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.