July 04, 2006

SAMSUNG Launches Slim Qwerty Smartphone

SEOUL , KOREA – July 4th, 2006 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading provider and innovator of mobile phones, announced its launch of the SGH-i320 , new Slim Q WERTY Smartphone, signaling the company's drive to the smartphone market.
The sleek and stylish Samsung i320 is a super-slim bar type handset, measuring just 11.5mm in depth and 95g in weight with an easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard. The Q WERTY keyboard has the same keyboard layout used in personal computers, enabling users to send emails and text messages far more conveniently; such a fun and simple methodology proved to be a huge success among st consumers in the US and Europe.
The i320 operates with ‘Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone Operating System' to provide users with a familiar interface that is easy to navigate and use. It allows users to write and store texts, exchange emails in real-time, type memos, and more.
Functions supported by this ultra -thin mobile are especially useful for users who want to chat, read, and send emails from their mobiles. The i320 features an imbedded instant mess aging program and ‘mobile mail' functions to enable users to send and receive photos, music and a variety of multi-media messages .
The phone has a large 2.2 inches LCD screen with 1 .3 mega-pixel resolution camera, along with cool multi-media entertainment functions such as Bluetooth and high-quality dual speakers.
The i320 is perfect for users who want to have all of the advanced features of a smartphone in a light and slim package for convenience and style.
Kitae Lee, president of Samsung's Telecommunications Network Business, said, “The trend and popularity of slim phones will be carried over to the smartphone market .” He added, “ Samsung will lead the trend of smart phones by combining its cutting-edge technology and sleek ultra-slim designs . ”
The SGH-i320 will be launched in Europe this month. The following launches will take place throughout the rest of Europe and South East Asia shortly.







SGH-i320 Specifications





Standard

EDGE, GPRS Class 10 (900/1800/1900 MHz)







Camera

1.3 Megapixel Camera







Display

2.2” 240x320 65K Color TFT







OS

Windows Mobile 5 for Smartphone







Features

Push Email (Messaging & Security Feature Pack)







QWERTY Keyboard







Video Recording & Messaging (MPEG4 / H.263)







MP3/ AAC / AAC+ / WMA/ WAV / OGG







Dual Speaker / Speakerphone







Bluetooth / USB / Voice Recognition







Document Viewer







Memory

120MB embedded , External Memory (microSD)







Size

111 x 59 x 11.5mm







Weight

95g







* Product specifications are subject to change without notice


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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 120 offices in 57 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs.

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