November 20, 2000 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Electronics TV Phone and Watch Phone Make Guinness Book of World Records

SEOUL, Korea - November 15, 2000 #Samsung Electronics is back in the news with the announcement that two of its multifunctional products have been listed in the 2001 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. The latest Guinness Book introduces readers to the world`s ``smallest cell phone TV`` and ``smallest wristwatch phone,`` the first Korean-made electronics products to make the Guinness list.

The latest Guinness Book describes the TV phone (model: SCH-M22) developed by Samsung Electronics as a combination TV and cellular phone that offers 200 minutes of TV viewing, 180 minutes of cellular phone on standby and 170 minutes of cellular phone talk time.

The Guinness Book says that although wristwatch phone models have been developed by Japan`s NTT DoCoMo, Motorola and the Swiss watchmaker Swatch, Samsung Electronics is the first to commercialize its watch phone (model: SPH-WP10). The Samsung model has a built-in phone book that can store up to 250 numbers, according to the Guinness Book.

The listing of the TV phone and watch phone in the Guinness Book of World Records is testimony to Samsung Electronics` ability to develop tiny digital products with multiple functions#roducts that nobody thought would be possible. This serves as yet another opportunity to let the world know about the excellence of Korean mobile phone technology.

The Samsung Electronics TV phone is a fantastic product that integrates technologies related to miniature mobile phones, TV reception and high-resolution liquid crystals. This is the first-ever mobile phone with a TV function built in. The watch phone is the world`s smallest and lightest CDMA handset designed to be worn like a wristwatch. It is the first product that combines the functions of a cellular phone and digital clock.


About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., with 1999 sales revenue of US$22.8 billion is a world leader in the electronics industry. The Korea-based concern has operations in about 50 countries with 54,000 employees worldwide. The company consists of three main business units: Digital Media, Semiconductors and Information & Communications Businesses. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.samsungelectronics.com


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