Samsung Electronics has created an ultra-slim satellite DMB (Digital
Multimedia Broadcasting) mobile phone, the slimmest out of all terrestrial and satellite DMB phones currently offered on the market.
The company announced on Tuesday that it is to launch the SCH-B340,
which combines DMB, the hottest issue of the international mobile phone
market, and an ultra-slim design within this week (S. Korea).
The new phone has adopted
the ultra-slim slide design, which makes the phone only 17.3mm thick, even
with the satellite DMB function installed. It also has various high-tech
functions, such as a 2 million pixel camera, high-definition LCD, MP3,
external memory card, multitasking, mobile disks and a TV. A ?Movement
Sensor? has also been applied, so that just by moving the phone up and down,
the user can move among the menu choices, and when listening to the MP3, one
can enjoy creating a drumbeat to match the rhythm.
The retail price is estimated to be within the $720 range.