February 16, 2005 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG SGH-D500 Wins GSM Association Award For Best Mobile Handset 2005

16th February 2005, Cannes - Samsung is proud to announce that it has won the GSM Association's award for Best Mobile Handset with its SGH-D500. The award, announced at a ceremony at the 3GSM World Congress last night, recognizes excellence in handset design and innovation.
Samsung was shortlisted SGH-D500 for Best Handset and SGH-Z107 for Best 3GSM Handset categories respectively.
The Best Handset award was finally announced at GSM Award dinner, Les Ambassadeurs, Palais des Festivals, Cannes on 15 th February, out of 61 nominees among 480 initial entries. This year's award is more meaningful celebrating the 10 th Anniversary Awards Ceremony from 1996.
The SGH-D500 delivers the latest multimedia and imaging technology in a compact and elegant soft-touch slide-up style. A powerful business device as well as a multimedia companion, the SGH-D500 incorporates all of Samsung's leading technology into one package: a 1.3 Megapixel camera with flash; video recording with 60 minutes of storage; Bluetooth, email, and syncML connectivity; a speakerphone with enhanced voice clarity; an MP3 music player; 262K TFT screen; 64 polyphonic ring tones; and 96MB of internal user memory.
Accepting the award, Mr. Woonsub Kim, Executive Vice President of Samsung Telecommunications Network commented: “We are delighted to receive this award for Best Handset for the SGH-D500 phone. Samsung is above all focused on delivering the best possible user experience in all of its mobile products. Like the SGH-D500, the handsets that Samsung is showing at 3GSM this year feature rich media capabilities that really harness the power of GSM networks, and combine this with leading style.”

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 123,000 people in 93 offices in 48 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 brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com


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