May 03, 2005 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG delivers official Olympic Games phone to Torino 2006 Organising Committee (TOROC)

May 3, 2005 (Torino, Italy) - Samsung today announced its latest flagship handset for 2005, the SGH-D600 model, as the official mobile phone for the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games. Samsung will provide TOROC with 8,000 SGH-D600 phones as part of its contribution as the Worldwide Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category for Torino 2006.
The official Olympic Games phone will be branded with the Samsung-TOROC composite logo and will serve as a key component of Samsung's wireless Olympic mobile technology or WOW (Wireless Olympic Works), which will allow Olympic officials and staff to access up-to-the-minute Olympic related information and data via Samsung's newest technologies.
Dr. Woosik Chu, Senior Vice-President of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., presented the Olympic Games phone, SGH-D600, to TOROC President Valentino Castellani during today's Samsung Marketing Launch Ceremony held at the Palazzo Reale in Torino . Mr. Castellani will be the first one ever to experience the latest Samsung mobile phone, D600.
“Samsung is proud of its partnership with TOROC and the contributions that we will make to Torino 2006 as the Worldwide Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category” said Senior Vice-President Chu. “The SGH-D600 phone is our flagship model for 2005 and one of our best-in-class products. I am certain that the official Olympic Games phone will play a vital role in the operation, management, and overall success of the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games.”
Mr. Castellani of TOROC commented, “TOROC greatly appreciates Samsung's commitment to enhancing the Olympic Games with its leading technology. The Olympic Games phone is just one example of Samsung's devotion to assuring the success of the Games.”
The SGH-D600 model is an upgraded version of the D500 series, the winner of several prestigious awards including the Best Mobile Handset 2005 for excellence in handset design and innovation by the GSMA, the global trade association for the world's Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) operator community.
The official Olympic Games phone features a luxury design highlighted by its compact and stylish “Intenna” and an elegant slide-up design. The SGH-D600 also features the latest technology including a 2 megapixel camera with flash, TV-output support, video wall paper, video caller ID and voice recognition with supporting functions for video messaging. Advanced data-related capabilities include Bluetooth, USB, PictBridge, Bluetooth Printing, File Viewer as well as capacity to support E-mail Client, SynML DS (local sync) and external memory.


SGH-D600 Specifications



GPRS / GPRS (900 /1800 /1900MHz)


2 Megapixel Camera / Flash


Bluetooth Printing / PictBridge


Video Messaging


Display : 264,144 color TFT (240 x 320)


Dual Speaker & 3D Sound


External Memory: TransFlash


Bluetooth / USB


TV output support


MMS / JAVA / WAP2.0


E-mail Client


File Viewer


Voice Recognition


Size : 96 x 46.5 x 21.5 mm


Weight : 99g





Samsung Electronics


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. employs approximately 123,000 people in 93 offices across 48 countries. The company is the world's third largest producer of mobile phones. Since 1997 Samsung has been the Olympic Partner in the wireless communications equipment category and continue its contribution to the Olympic Movement as the Olympic Partner and a Presenting Partner for the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games and Torch Relay. For more information, please visit the web site, http://www.samsung.com.


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