Samsung and Microsoft present the i600
Hong Kong – The new SGH-i600 Ultra Mobile Messaging, the first HSDPA terminal launched on the Asian market by the Korean manufacturer, was presented by Samsung and Microsoft at ITU Telecom 2006 in Hong Kong.
The device was announced at the IFA in Berlin three months ago. Its dimensions of 113 × 59.4 × 11.8 mm and the weight of 99 grams make it a light and compact PDA-phone, so much so that Samsung calls it the thinnest 3G smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard.
But the manufacturer also wishes to highlight other features, such as support for advanced web applications, primarily podcasts and RSS Feeds as well as: Triband GSM / GPRS / Edge and UMTS / HSDPA connectivity, Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, TFT display with 65 thousand colors from 2.3 inches with 240 × 320 pixel resolution, multimedia player (MP3 / AAC / AAC + / e-AAC + / WMA), 1.3 Megapixel camera with camcorder functionality, Bluetooth and WiFi support. 64 MB internal memory, expandable up to 2 GB with MicroSD cards.
To know more commercial details we will have to wait a few more weeks, but it is very likely that the new i600 wants to give a hard time to the most famous market companions, such as Blackberry and associates, and is therefore likely to be sold at a reasonable price, but competitive.