Samsung SGH-i520 and SGH-i600 smartphones

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 13 2007 @ 07:34 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Here's some info about two new Samsung smartphones that were presented at the 3GSM congress today.

Samsung SGH-i520
The sleek and stylish Samsung i520 smartphone is a super-slim slider handset, measuring just 17.9mm and weighing in at a mere 99g, guaranteed to bring a new degree of efficiency to your connected world. The new smartphone i520 uses Symbian OS Version 9.2 (S60 3 rd Edition Feature Package spec 1) to access the internet and download content up to five times faster than competing models, while also supporting 1.8Mbps HSDPA technology and featuring a sophisticated touch-sensitive key pad for convenient use and attractive design.

The i520 is designed to make all users' online life as convenient and enjoyable as possible. It supports a 2 megapixel camera and a 2.3” wide screen to show the entire internet page, similar to a regular PC view. Meanwhile, the Bluetooth ® 2.0 EDR provides high-speed data transmission, while the phone is based on the Vodafone customized UI (TPP VCP), adapted from the Symbian/S60 operating system. This super-slim function packed mobile is the perfect tool for users who want to chat, read, and send emails from their mobiles.

Samsung SGH-i600
The i600 is the first product in the Ultra Messaging line and Samsung will introduce stylish yet powerful messaging devices to the market in 2007. Measuring only 11.8mm and weighing a mere 105g, the Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 is the world's thinnest 3G smart phone with a full QWERTY keyboard. It blends the feature-rich, desktop functionality of the Windows Mobile 5.0 platform with extensive multimedia capabilities to help people work on the go, stay in touch with family and friends or just have fun.

The Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 supports the HSDPA network for faster data transfer speeds, as well as seamless communications through high-speed connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 EDR. It is also the first smart phone to support web applications such as podcasting and RSS Rea der.

A key feature of the continuing success of the Ultra Messaging i600 is its QWERTY keyboard with wheel key, perfectly designed for composing messages or e-mails. In addition to this, the customi z ed thumbwheel makes navigation simpler than ever.

The i600 is already available in several European countries and the i520 will be introduced in the second quarter of this year.

SGH-i520 Specification

2 Megapixel Camera + VGA
262144 TFT (2.3”, 320x240)
Symbian OS 9.2 (S60 3rd Edition Feature Package1)
External Touch Keys
Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR (A2DP BT Stereo Headset) / USB v2.0
Full HTML Browser (S60 OSS) / Mobile Printing (Pictbridge, DPOF)
microSD External Memory Slot
Voice command/dialing, Document Viewer
101.7 x 50.5 x 17.9 mm
99 g

SGH-i600 Specification

1.3 megapixel camera + VGA
65536 TFT (2.3", 320x240)
Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone
Full QWERTY Keyboard PIM / MS Push Email
Bluetooth 2.0 (A2DP, AVRCP), USB 1.1
Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g
Internet Explorer, RSS reader, Podcasting
64MB RAM / 128MB ROM
microSD External Memory Slot
113 x 59 x 11.8 mm
105 g

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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