Sprint and Samsung debut MM-A940

Posted on Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 8:40 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sprint and Samsung announced the Sprint Power Vision(SM) Multimedia Phone MM-A940 by Samsung. The MM-A940 by Samsung is compatible with the Sprint Power Vision network– Sprint's EV-DO (Evolution Data Optimized) wireless high-speed multimedia network.

The new services supported by the MM-A940 include the newly announced Sprint Music Store(SM), which allows users to immediately buy and download complete songs directly to their phone; 30 channels of live and on demand video and audio from Sprint TV and On Demand, a personalized resource guide to news, traffic, weather, sports and entertainment. The MM-A940 by Samsung is also the first two-megapixel, 2.0 optical zoom camera phone with a rotating screen introduced to the U.S. by Sprint. The phone is available now nationwide at Sprint Stores and online (www.sprint.com) for $399.99 or $249.99 after rebate.

When customers are in Sprint Power Vision coverage areas, they will experience an accelerated and enhanced wireless Internet experience, including fast Web browsing, email, and company network access, as well as a richer multimedia experience on the third screen with content from Sprint TV, Sirius Music and other live TV and on demand subscription channels. The MM-A940 by Samsung is also compatible with the enhanced Nationwide Sprint Network (CDMA 1XRTT), so customers will have access to Sprint's standard wireless data services.

In addition to accessing the new Sprint Music Store, the MM-A940 by Samsung features unique external access to all stored music files. With the three music control keys, customers can play, pause, skip forward and backward through their stored music without having to open the phone. The handset also has built-in stereo sound and comes with a stereo headset in the box and 32 MB TransFLASHTM memory card for additional digital file storage.

One of the key features of the MM-A940 by Samsung is the built-in two-megapixel camera with 2.0 optical zoom and rotating screen. The phone also is equipped with auto focus, , flash, color adjustments, self-timer and multishot feature. Customers also can take advantage of the embedded camera to capture a business card image and transfer the contact information directly into the device's internal contacts.

The phone's camcorder capabilities allow customers to shoot 30-second videos for sharing via email or extended video for storage on the TransFLASH memory card. This TransFLASH card provides customers with ample memory to store their favorite video clips and digital music files. The device comes packaged with a TransFLASH memory card and TransFLASH to SD adapter, plus a USB cable for printing photos directly from the phone to any PictBridge-enabled printer. The device supports Picture MailSM and Sprint PCS Video Mail.

The Sprint Power Vision Phone MM-A940 is an all-in-one device. The phone's built-in media player and high-speed data access, plus faster processing power deliver streaming video and audio from Sprint TV at a smooth and seamless rate of up to 15 frames per second. The 4.9 ounce device features rich 3D graphics and Samsung's 1.56" x 1.25" TFT LCD 262K-color main screen.

Adding to its user-friendly consumer benefits, the MM-A940 by Samsung includes Bluetooth wireless technology. With Bluetooth, customers have access to fast, secure short-range, radio transmission between two devices without having to be in line of sight. The MM-A940 by Samsung supports the most common Bluetooth profiles, such as headset, handsfree, file transfer and printing as well as dial-up networking. In addition, the phone offers two popular features from VoiceSignal Technologies – VoiceMode speech-to-text dictation, which allows users to dictate text messages, and advanced voice recognition, which allows users to dial phone numbers, check status reports of the phone's coverage, signal, and battery strength all with simple voice commands.

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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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