Monday, October 9, 2006

SAMSUNG Launches 10 Megapixel EVDO Phone

Samsung launched the industry's first 10 megapixel camera phone -- a CDMA 2000 1X EVDO (800 MHz) model for the Korean market that will initially be priced at about $900.

Samsung's 10 megapixel camera phone (SCH-B600) is 6mm thinner and 10g lighter than the 7 megapixel camera phone (SCH-V770) and sets itself apart from its previous megapixel camera phones by combining mobile TV capability with satellite Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB).

The camera includes 3x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom. It also has auto focus and a flash. It comes fitted with a LED autofocus feature that automatically determines the distance and utilizes the appropriate focus setting for optimal photo shooting. It also supports white balance, manual focus, continuous picture-taking, and interval picture-taking functions.

The handset supports external memory (MMCmicro) in addition to its internal memory. The mobile phone supports a TV-out function where users can connect their phones to view still or motion pictures.

Other advanced functions in the B600 include an MP3 player, business card reader, and 128 polyphonic sounds.

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