December 04, 2006 in Mobile News

The SAMSUNG Ultra Messaging i600 – Inspired Innovation for the Mobile Professional

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 synchronized 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 organizations looking to increase employee productivity through the deployment of smart phones, 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





Features

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





Memory

64MB RAM / 128MB ROM

microSD™ External Memory Slot





Size

Slim Design: 113 x 59 x 11.8mm





Weight

99 g





* Product specifications are subject to change without notice.



About Samsung Electronics


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 90 offices in 51 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. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.


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