January 08, 2007 in Mobile News

SAMSUNG Demonstrates Mobile Wimax Technology At Ces


LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2007 - Samsung Electronics, a leading provider of telecommunications network systems and handsets, is set to demonstrate its Mobile WiMAX technology and new products at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which starts today.



While Samsung had previously showcased its Mobile WiMAX technology at several events, the demonstration at CES is significant because it is the first showcase in the US since Samsung and Sprint-Nextel agreed last August to work together on the major US carrier's 4G wireless broadband initiative, which will adopt the Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e TDD OFDMA) technology standard.

Sprint's partners in its 4G wireless broadband initiative -- Samsung, Intel and Motorola, will conduct live demonstrations of Mobile WiMAX through live video conferencing between their booths. Applications such as the push-to-all technology will also be demonstrated. In addition, Samsung's new Mobile WiMAX devices, the SPH-P9000 and the M8100 will be used at the demonstration, allowing visitors to personally experience Mobile WiMAX technology. The SPH-P9000 is a true Mobile WiMAX convergence device, which enables wireless broadband access and voice communications, while the M8100 is the first commercially available Mobile WiMAX PDA device.



A pioneer in Mobile WiMAX technology, Samsung has been conducting numerous trials with various partners in North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Currently, seven trials are underway, with more planned in this year. Periodic demonstrations have also been conducted. At the annual Samsung 4G Forum in August 2006, a successful demonstration illustrated Mobile WiMAX's performance and proved that it can indeed be migrated to 4G. Data transmission speeds of 100Mbps were achieved on a moving bus and speeds of 3.5Gbps were achieved under stationary conditions.



The technology has already been commercialized in South Korea since May 2006, and Samsung now provides Mobile WiMAX network solutions to various service providers in North and South America, and Asia. The SPH-P9000 and SPH-M8100 will be launched in South Korea in the first half of 2007. No plans have been made for their introduction in the US.



About the SPH-P9000

The SPH-P9000 is an UMPC-like convergence device capable of providing voice and multimedia data communications through Mobile WiMAX technology. Hailed by early reviewers as the "ultimate convergence machine", it combines Windows XP, a large 30GB hard disk, 256MB RAM, a 1GHz CPU, WiMAX, CDMA EV-DO, and a 1.3megapixel camera into a compact 5.6" X 3.7" X 1.17" size with a 5" display and weighing only 1.28lb. The SPH-P9000 comes with a full QWERTY keyboard for quick and painless typing and surfing, while the MP3 player, VOD, and camera functions provide easy access to a myriad of multimedia entertainment. In all, the SPH-P9000 will offer users a perfect device that marries work and play.



SPH-P9000 Specifications







Standard

Mobile WiMAX / CDMA 1x EV-DO





Camera

1.3 Megapixel Camera





Display

5" WVGA LCD





Features


1GHz (Transmeta) CPU

QWERTY Keyboard

Bluetooth® (Class1) with BT Messenger

Mini USB / 24 pin Connector

Extended I/O Pack

2980mAh / 7200mAh Battery






Memory

30GB Embedded / External: MicroSD





Size

143 x 92 x 29.7 mm





Weight

560 g






*Product specifications are subject to change without notice



About the SPH-M8100

The SPH-M8100 is the world's first Mobile WiMAX PDA phone. It allows users to conduct video conferences and stream television content via T-DMB, amongst other high-speed data services. The slider phone possesses a 2.8", 65k color touchscreen display, a TV-out, an MMC card slot, and uniquely, 2 cameras: a 2megapixel still camera, and a VGA unit for video calls. The SPH-M8100 also features Bluetooth with A2DP, a 128ROM/64MB RAM memory, and the Microsoft view and edit function.








Standard

CDMA2000 1X EV-DO (1900MHz)Mobile WiMAX ( IEEE 802.16e )





Operating System

Windows Mobile 5.0 PPC PE





Camera

2 Megapixel Camera





Display

65536 Color TFT Screen (2.8",240x320)





Features


Mobile TV: Terrestrial DMB

Multi-Format Music & Video Support

Bluetooth Stereo Music Profile (A2DP)

Bluetooth / USB

Digital Power Amp

MS Office View & Edit






Memory

ROM 128MB / RAM 64MB

External Memory : MMC micro





Size

143 x 92 x 29.7 mm





Weight

560 g







Samsung at ICES 2007

To see Samsung Electronics' complete ICES 2007 product lineup, please visit the company's booth (#11033) located in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information on specific products, please visit Samsung Electronics' ICES press site at www.samsung.com/icespress.



About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, L.P., a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.



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 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. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com


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