Friday, January 25, 2008

Samsung Readies 3G HSDPA F490 for Official Launch

Europe : The Samsung F490 is another smartphone that is likely to be officially launched at 3GSM on the 11th February in Barcelona. Its's a 3G HSDPA smartphone with a 5 megapixel camera and a touch sensitive TFT display.

The display is a prime feature of the F490 as its 3.2″ 262K Color 16:9 Wide Full Touch Display which will make your photos and videos look great.

There is a new user interface which is named Croix UI user interface. Croix is a finger driven touch input UI that uses a system of menus and lists in a “cross” layout . Weight and dimensions can be classed as normal for a handset of this specification.

For music fans Samsung has included a 3.5mm headset jack socket.

The specification is as follows :

Samsung F490
Frequency Tri band GSM, UMTS 2100, HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
Dimensions 115 x 53.5 x 11.8 mm
Weight 102 grams
Camera 5 Megapixels
Display 3.2 ins, 262,000 colours wide screen
Internal Memory 130MB
Memory Card Slot Micro SD Card
Connectivity Bluetooth 2.0 + USB 2.0
Applications Google Mobile
The phone will likely hit the phone shops towards the end of Q1 or early in Q2 2008.

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