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Appeared on: Tuesday, May 16, 2006
SAMSUNG Launches the HSDPA Phone in Korea

Samsung today launched the high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) phone in Korea. This is the first HSDPA phone commercially available for consumers in the market.

Samsung's new slide-up SCH-W200 employs the next-generation technology to transmit audio and video data at speeds of 1.8Mbps.

The SCH-W200 is also the first phone equipped with a unique ?Dual Band Dual Mode (DBDM)' chip that supports 2G, 3G and 3.5G mobile communication services. It also supports multitasking functions allowing users to receive and send messages during video telephony and while listening to MP3 files.

Users can also enjoy watching mobile TV via Satellite Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (S-DMB) and take pictures with a high resolution 2 megapixel camera with auto focus function. It also offers other sophisticated multimedia features such as MP3 player function, text-to-speech (TTS) conversion, file viewer and supports an external memory (microSD) slot.

HSDPA, a new form of mobile broadband, is capable of transmitting data at speeds about seven to ten times faster than that of WCDMA. Users can enjoy large-scale multimedia downloads, such as DVD-quality movies and interactive multimedia games, with high-speed wireless Internet access comparable to speeds of fixed-line ADSL services.

The launch of the Samsung's SCH-W200 marks the world's first commercial HSDPA services in cooperation with SK Telecom, Korea 's largest mobile service operator. Samsung will also be providing HSDPA handsets for KTF, Korea 's second largest mobile service operator, in June.

SCH-W200 Specification

Standard: CDMA 2000 1X EVDO / HSDPA
Camera: 2 Megapixel Camera
Display: 2.12? 240x320 262K Color TFT LCD
Features: Satellite Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (S-DMB)
Video Recording & Messaging (MPEG4 / H.263 / H.264 )
Video Telephony & Streaming
MP3/ AAC / AAC+
Dual Speaker / Digital Power Amp
USB
Document Viewer / TV-output
External Memory (microSD)
Size 99 x 48 x 22.8 mm
Weight 115 g


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