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August 26, 2005 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Unveils its New Satellite DMB Phone

Seoul , Korea , - August 26 , 2005 – Samsung Electronics, a leading provider of mobile phones, announced the launch of its fourth satellite DMB phone (model: SCH-B250) following the release of the B100, B130 and B200.
Samsung's new B250 boasts more compact design and improved features while maintaining the basic product concept of previous DMB phones which supports horizontal viewing. The B250 is also the smallest Samsung DMB handset ever.
The B250 is a folder type with pivotal LCD screen which rotate 90 degrees into landscape mode. The B250 follows the same basic design as the hugely popular SCH-V500 camera phone that went on the market in August of last year.
Samsung has come up with innovative horizontal LCD design since last year with V500 and is expanding this design trend for mobile phones and especially for DMB phones.
With the B250, users can make phone calls or send and receive text messages even while watching TV. The DMB broadcast received by the phone can also be relayed to a regular TV.
The B250 has external buttons which allow user to play MP3 files without opening the phone. The 128-polyphonic sound chip has been built in to provide exquisite ring tones.
The B250 is also equipped with a 2megapixel camera and the photo editing function has been upgraded which allows the user to change facial expressions on photos such as turning a smiling face into one showing anger. Various other effects are also possible such as changing the picture frame design.
The File Viewer function provides access to Microsoft Office or PDF files, and a 330,000-word dictionary is included in the software.
The B250 also supports external memory of 256MB, IrDA, and mobile banking capabilities for user convenience.
The phone is available in Korea at around USD 700 .

SCH-B250 Specifications

CDMA2000 1x EV-DO (800MHz)

Mobile TV ( Satellite DMB )

2 Megapixel / Flash

Video Recording (MPEG4) & Messaging


Display : 262,144-color TFT-LCD (240 x 320 pixels)

MP3 Player

128 Polyphonic Ringtones

TransFlash External Memory Support

IrDA / Remote Controller

TV Output Support

94.7 x 48 x 28.5 mm

144 g

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