December 06, 2005 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Offers First Member Of Push To Talk Phones For Cingular Wireless

DALLAS December 5, 2005 - Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the availability of the SGH-d357, Cingular Wireless' premiere product for its highly anticipated Push To Talk service launch. The d357 offers consumers "walkie-talkie" style communication, for quick and easy connectivity in an attractive and multi-functional device.
Enhancing productivity, the d357's Push To Talk feature allows users to connect to one person, or to a group of people, instantly with the touch of a button. With the phone's Bluetooth® wireless technology, users can pair with or exchange data wirelessly between the phone and a Bluetooth-enabled computer, PDA or Samsung Bluetooth headset.
Mobile executives who rely on technology to provide instantaneous connectivity to their office or co-workers will find that the d357 includes multiple integrated technology features in a sophisticated form factor. Equipped to act as a wireless modem device to connect to a laptop, the d357 allows users to surf the Web and check e-mail, all while traveling from one meeting to the next. With the d357's advanced voice recognition technology, users can speak phone numbers to dial, as well as launch applications, hands-free.
"Samsung's d357 is a user-friendly device for consumers who desire a quick alternative to traditional voice calls," said Peter Skarzynski, senior vice president, Samsung. "The d357's Bluetooth wireless technology and built-in wireless modem capabilities showcase the company's keen attention to the real-life consumer benefits of advanced technology."

Features of the d357 include:

Push To Talk Capabilities
Bluetooth® wireless technology support:

- Profiles supported: headset, hands-free, file transfer, dial-up networking
Advanced voice recognition solutions, including:

- Speaker independent message addressing, name dialing, name lookup, digital dialing, check status and application launch commands
POP3/IMAP4 email
AOL®, ICQ® and Yahoo!® Instant Messaging
Internal Display: 262K-color TFT; 128 x 160 pixel
External Display: 4 Grey Scale; 96 x 96 pixel
Weighs 3.0 ounces; Measures 3.3 x 1.85 x 0.94 inches
MP3 ringtones and 64 note polyphonic ringtones
T-9® easy text entry
Wireless Internet access
Wireless modem capable
Java™ support
Tone, image and ringer download
Integrated games
Trilingual user interface: English, Spanish and French
Personal information manager
- Calendar, calculator, alarm clock, to do list, currency converter, world time

The d357 is available at Cingular Wireless retail stores, in select markets throughout the U.S., at the special introductory price of two for $99.99. For more information visit

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Samsung Telecommunications America, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., researches, markets and develops wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, see STA's website at
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