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Samsung UbiCell CDMA Base Station for Sprint

Mar 28 2007 - 11:33 AM ET | CTIA, Samsung, Sprint Nextel, Unique
CTIA 2007 -- One of the more interesting new devices at CTIA is the Samsung UbiCell base station. A small white box that looks like a WiFi access point, the UbiCell is actually mini cell tower designed for CDMA 1x...

Samsung UpStage announced by Sprint

Mar 26 2007 - 03:06 PM ET | CTIA, Samsung, Sprint Nextel
CTIA 2007 -- The Samsung UpStage is Sprint Nextel's latest effort in the expanding music phone niche. We first saw this handset at CES when it was called the Samsung Ultra Music F300, but since that was a GSM device...

Samsung Ultra Smart F700 announced

Feb 12 2007 - 12:00 AM ET | 3GSM, Samsung
The Samsung Ultra Smart F700 is a new feature-laden handset that some analysts are saying will pose competition to the Apple iPhone. Much like the iPhone, the F700 features a new Flash user interface and a large touch screen. Most...

Vodafone launches McLaren Mercedes handsets

Jan 18 2007 - 04:44 PM ET | Samsung, Sharp, Vodafone
Vodafone has launched three new special edition handsets branded by the McLaren Mercedes. Vodafone is the sponsor of the McLaren Mercedes team in the upcoming Formula 1 season and is hoping the new handsets build buzz for the team. Special...

Samsung a727 HSDPA thin phone

Jan 08 2007 - 05:44 PM ET | 3G, CES, Samsung
CES 2007 -- When HSDPA is added to the Trace you get the Samsung a727, a new 3G handset announced today at CES. The razor thin handset still manages to pack in the latest 3G technology and should be the...

Samsung Ultra Music announced

Jan 08 2007 - 02:14 PM ET | CES, Samsung
CES 2007 -- The Samsung Ultra Music F300 is a new music phone that Samsung hopes to introduce in the US. The device sports a dual face design, each with its own LCD screen. Interestingly enough the larger screen is...

Samsung Ultra Video announced

Jan 08 2007 - 02:10 PM ET | CES, Samsung
CES 2007 -- The Samsung Ultra Video was announced today along with the music centric Ultra Music handset. Ultra Video is not surprisingly focused on multimedia. Both of the Ultra handsets feature dual faces, including two screens. Features of the...

Samsung u620 mobile TV phone

Jan 07 2007 - 08:13 PM ET | CES, Samsung, Verizon Wireless
CES 2007 -- The Samsung u620 will be one of two launch phones for Verizon Wireless V Cast TV. The LG VX9400 is the other launch handset. Samsung is marketing the handset quite heavily at CES, there are photos of...

Samsung introduces 'optical joystick' tech

Dec 19 2006 - 04:40 PM ET | Samsung
By way of a new handset Samsung has announced a whole new input technology that it's describing as an "optical joystick". The new Samsung SCH-960 does away with a d-pad or mini-joystick and instead uses a sensor that monitors finger...

RIM sues Samsung over BlackJack name

Dec 12 2006 - 07:57 PM ET | Research In Motion, Samsung
Research In Motion is no stranger to frivolous lawsuits (or paying $600 million to end them), but this time the company is on the other side of the courtroom. RIM is suing rival Samsung over the Korean company's hot new...

Samsung M610 launches on Sprint

Nov 27 2006 - 04:10 PM ET | Samsung, Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel has launched the Samsung M610 , a razor thin flip phone that is being marketed as the country's thinnest. Motorola may have started the thin trend, but Samsung has taken it to a new level. The M610 comes...

Samsung M500 launched by Sprint

Nov 14 2006 - 02:42 PM ET | Samsung, Sprint Nextel
As expected, Sprint Nextel has launched the Samsung M500, which is a continuation on the popular A900. The thin and light feature phone is a bit thicker than the A900, but beats it in all other measurements (weight, width and...

Samsung BlackJack announced by Cingular

Nov 13 2006 - 01:44 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Samsung
As expected, Cingular has announced availability of the Samsung BlackJack, a thin QWERTY smartphone set to compete with the Motorola Q and T-Mobile Dash. The BlackJack, also known as the SGH-i607, is a Cingular exclusive and is also one of...

Samsung Drift launches on Helio

Nov 09 2006 - 12:00 AM ET | MVNO, Samsung
Upstart mobile virtual network operator Helio has launched the Samsung Drift, it's first new handset since the company's launch six months ago. The Drift is Helio's first handset from a manufacturer well known in the USA, the other two were...

Bang & Olufsen begins shipping Serene fashion phone

Oct 28 2006 - 04:19 PM ET | Samsung, Unique
Bang & Olufsen has finally announced a ship date for its Samsung-built fashion phone dubbed Serene. Photos of the device were released over a year ago. The original target ship date was Q4 2005, but Bang & Olufsen has now...

Samsung t509s Plum launches on T-Mobile

Oct 04 2006 - 04:23 PM ET | Samsung, T-Mobile
Motorola is not the only company that extends the life of a handset via new colors--Samsung has updated its thin t509 handset with a new coat of paint and called the resulting phone the Samsung t509s - Plum. The "thinnest...

Samsung IP-830w launched by Sprint

Oct 02 2006 - 04:02 PM ET | Samsung, Sprint Nextel
Sprint has launched the dual-mode Samsung IP-30w. The device is based off the Samsung i730 but sports a GSM radio instead of WiFi to allow for worldwide roaming. Verizon Wireless launched the handset as the Samsung i830, albeit with an...

Samsung t719 launches on T-Mobile

Sep 25 2006 - 07:00 PM ET | Samsung, T-Mobile
As expected, T-Mobile has launched the Samsung t719. The t719 is an interesting handset that combines the clamshell form factor with a SureType style QWERTY keyboard--the first of its kind. Samsung licensed the keyboard and predictive text technology from Research...

Samsung t619 launched by T-Mobile

Sep 20 2006 - 12:50 AM ET | Samsung, T-Mobile
T-Mobile launched the Samsung t619 this week (in addition to the t629, further increasing the heavy presence of Samsung in T-Mobile lineup). The t619 is a mid-range flip phone that sports an unusually thin profile (about the same as the...

Samsung Trace previewd by T-Mobile USA

Sep 06 2006 - 04:44 PM ET | Samsung, T-Mobile
T-Mobile has posted a "coming soon" page for the Samsung Trace t519. This is the first we've heard of the Trace moniker, but the phone itself looks to be a remix of the Samsung X820. The Samsung Trace takes thin...

Samsung t719 coming soon to T-Mobile

Aug 27 2006 - 08:44 PM ET | Samsung, T-Mobile
Not waiting to be scooped by rumor sites, T-Mobile has posted a coming soon message for the Samsung t719. The t719 was one of the most unique handsets shown off at CTIA thanks to its hybrid-QWERTY keyboard inside of a...

Samsung A870 launched by Verizon Wireless

Aug 23 2006 - 03:41 PM ET | Samsung, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless has launched the Samsung A870, an mid-level clamshell. Disappointingly, the handset doesn't feature EV-DO which puts it on the low-end side of Verizon's mid-tier. Features of the Samsung A870 include: Bluetooth (including DUN support, but not OBEX) Speakerphone...

Samsung launches B570, 8GB music phone

Aug 23 2006 - 01:44 PM ET | Samsung
Samung has upped the ante with the launch of its SCH-B570 which was announced earlier this year. The phone comes with a built-in 8GB hard drive, making it one of the highest capacity music phone on the market. In comparison,...

Cingular launches Samsung ZX20

Aug 22 2006 - 02:48 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Samsung
Cingular has launched its second HSDPA capable handset, the Samsung ZX20. We first saw this handset at CES. Cingular began shipping its first HSDPA handset, LG's CU500, back in July. The ZX20 is an an update to the ZX10, adding...

Samsung A720 music phone headed to Sprint

Aug 02 2006 - 05:01 PM ET | Samsung
Our friends at the FCC have revealed info for the Samsung A720, a music centered handset that will be heading to Sprint. Sprint's flagship music phone at the moment is the LG Fusic. Since this is an FCC filing [ID...

Samsung A420 launched by Sprint PCS

Aug 01 2006 - 03:13 PM ET | Samsung, Sprint Nextel
Sprint has launched the Samsung A420 on its PCS network. The entry-level handset is light on features and instead focuses on ease of use. The phone's main menu has been simplified to help lower the learning curve. Features of the...

Samsung A990 launches on Verizon Wireless, 3MP camera

Jul 06 2006 - 11:50 AM ET | Samsung, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless has launched the Samsung A990, the highest resolution camera phone currently in the country. With an impressive 3.2-megapixel resolution, the camera easily outpaces the previously industry leading 2-megapixel models. Features of the Samsung A990 include: 3.2-megapixel camera with...

Samsung A640 launches on Sprint

Jul 06 2006 - 10:50 AM ET | Samsung, Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel has launched the Samsung A640, an attractive clamshell phone with mid-level features. The exterior OLED screen has a background the same color as the phone, making for a striking all black front. Features of the Samsung A640 include:...

Mobile ESPN launches Samsung ACE

Jun 30 2006 - 10:24 AM ET | MVNO, Samsung
Sports savvy MVNO Mobile ESPN launched its second phone this week, the Samsung ACE. The company reportedly went "back to the drawing board" after failing to draw man subscribers after its launch earlier this year. With the ACE, Mobile ESPN...

Samsung X820 announced, world's slimmest phone

Jun 21 2006 - 02:50 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung is not shy about identifying its "World firsts" and that tradition continues with the Samsung X820 (also known as the Ultra Edition 6.9). At a mere 6.9mm, the X820 is the self-described world's thinnest handset. In comparison to other...

Motorola, Samsung and others form mobile Linux platform

Jun 15 2006 - 07:12 AM ET | DoCoMo, Motorola, Panasonic, Samsung, Vodafone
A collection of mobile industry players have announced a foundation to create an open source Linux-based platform for mobile phones. Founding members include: Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics, and Vodafone. While Linux is not new to...

Samsung D407 launched by Cingular

Jun 07 2006 - 05:55 PM ET | Cingular, Samsung
Cingular Wireless launched the Samsung D407 this week. The small clamshell handset comes with a mid-range feature set and price point. Quadband GSM plus EDGE Bluetooth VGA camera Speakerphone Push-to-talk IM (AIM/Yahoo/MSN/ICQ) Cingular is selling the D407 for $69.99 after...

Samsung t209 launched by T-Mobile

Jun 07 2006 - 01:29 PM ET | Samsung, T-Mobile
T-Mobile USA launched a second low-end phone this week, the Samsung t209. The other launch was Motorola's V195. The t209 is very similar to the x495 which has been part of T-Mobile's line-up since August 2005. Features of the Samsung...

Samsung a930 now available from Verizon Wireless

Jun 05 2006 - 02:47 PM ET | Samsung, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless has launched the Samsung SCH-a930, a handset we first saw at CES this year. The music savvy clamshell has support for the V Cast Music service and a bunch of other neat features: EV-DO highspeed data Bluetooth 1.3...

Samsung t319 launched by T-Mobile USA

May 24 2006 - 03:43 PM ET | Samsung, T-Mobile
T-Mobile USA has launched the Samsung t319, another t-series clamshell that's very similar to the previously launched t309 (both handsets are close relatives of the now discontinued E355). Features of the t319 include: 128 × 160 pixel screen with 65K...

Motorola boosts US marketshare to 29%

May 09 2006 - 03:58 PM ET | Backpage, LG Mobile Phone, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung
Motorola saw another increase in its US mobile phone handset marketshare as numbers for Q1 were released. Total market share was up 2%, hitting 29% which was the highest of any company. Worldwide Nokia is the leader, with Motorola...

Samsung intros 2GB MMCmicro

Apr 19 2006 - 11:45 AM ET | Backpage, Samsung
Samsung announced the world's largest MMCmicro card this morning. At an impressive 2GB, the fingernail sized chip is designed expressly for mobile phones. MMCmicro is a competitor to microSD, but lags somewhat behind--a 2GB microSD chip has already been...

Samsung A990 approved by FCC

Apr 16 2006 - 12:16 PM ET | Samsung, Verizon Wireless
The Samsung A990 has been approved by the FCC (ID #A3LSCHA990) and is on track for a debut from Verizon Wireless. The A990 is set to be the flagship 3G phone from the carrier. Features of the Samsung A990...

Samsung gets virtual screen patent

Apr 16 2006 - 12:05 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung was awarded a patent for technology to power a virtual screen. The illustration given in the patent application shows a mobile phone standing on end projecting a user interface on the ground. An electronic pen is then used...

Samsung a960 announced

Apr 05 2006 - 06:07 PM ET | CTIA, Samsung
CTIA 2006 -- In addition to slick new GSM handsets like the t719 and t509, Samsung announced a CDMA clamshell dubbed the a960. One unusual aspect of the a960 is the external face of the phone sports an off center...

Samsung t719, BlackBerry email with SureType

Apr 05 2006 - 12:54 PM ET | CTIA, Samsung, T-Mobile
CTIA 2006 -- Possibly the most interesting new handset shown off so far at CTIA is the Samsung t719. At first glance it looks like a normal clamshell, but when you open the handset you'll see a hybrid QWERTY keyboard...

Samsung t509, super thin candybar

Apr 05 2006 - 12:47 PM ET | CTIA, Samsung
CTIA 2006 -- Samsung introduced its answer to Motorola's slim SLVR by announcing the t509. At just 9.8mm thick, the t509 qualifies as the thinnest handset for the US market. It's not as thin as the EV-K100 in Korea (7.9mm),...

Samsung SGH-D870 announced at CeBIT

Mar 13 2006 - 04:20 PM ET | 3G, Samsung
Samsung announced another slider at CeBIT in Hanover, Germany, the Samsung SGH-D870. Though the SGH-D870 is most likely slated for European / Asian release, the tri-band, EDGE compatible Samsung SGH-D870, is a slim phone coming in at 0.51" thick,...

Samsung SCH-B600 announced, 10-megapixel cam

Mar 09 2006 - 10:41 AM ET | Camera, Samsung
Samsung announced the SCH-B600 this morning at CeBIT. It includes a 10-megapixel camera which makes it the highest resolution camera phone on the market. Besides the resolution, the B600's camera features auto focus and a 3x optical zoom. Engadget...

Cingular Video (TV) Launches

Mar 07 2006 - 03:35 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, In The News, LG Mobile Phone, Nokia, Samsung
On the coat tails of yesterday's announcement of two new 3G phones’, the LG CU320 and the Samsung SGH-ZX10 handsets, today Cingular announced ‘Cingular Video’ on-demand streaming video service, with 19 channels of video, and four more channels coming soon....

Cingular releases the Samsung ZX10

Mar 06 2006 - 05:15 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Samsung
Today Cingular also released the Samsung ZX10, the second in a pair of 3g phone's for Cingular's network that we first saw a couple of months ago at CES. Cingular's 3g service is available in select cities including, Austin,...

Samsung i310 with 8GB hard drive announced

Mar 06 2006 - 08:55 AM ET | Samsung
Samsung can once again claim having the phone with the most storage--the new SGH-i310 sports an impressive 8GB hard drive. An update to the i300 which had a 3GB hard drive, the i310 is slated to be shown off at...

Samsung SGH-Z510 RAZR look alike

Feb 17 2006 - 10:52 AM ET | Samsung
This week during 3GSM Samsung dropped a number of phones, but one of the more interesting to hit the show floor, was the Samsung SGH-Z510. Samsung is billing the new SGH-Z510 as the world thinnest phone, a questionable claim,...

Samsung Z710 preview

Feb 15 2006 - 02:40 PM ET | 3GSM, Camera, Samsung
3GSM 2006 -- One of the more intersting handsets that Samsung is showing off this year at 3GSM is the SGH-Z710. It's one of a few camera phones at the show that have managed to reach the 3 megapixel level...

Samsung SGH-I320 slim-line Koreanberry

Feb 13 2006 - 10:07 AM ET | PDA Phone, Samsung, Smartphone
Today Samsung entered the hunt for the Blackberry by releasing it's own Crackberry, Q, Frankenberry rendition, the SGH-I320. The details are slim at this point, but Samsung says the phone is slimmer then a Motorola Q, and is a...

Samsung improves LCD readability

Jan 26 2006 - 03:59 PM ET | Samsung, Unique
Samsung announce d a new super-reflective LCD that is easy to read outside, even in direct sunlight. The new screen measures 1.72 inches and is technically called a SR LCD screen. Samsung claims it's three times as bright as a...

Samsung a930 announced

Jan 04 2006 - 02:18 PM ET | CES, Samsung
CES 2006 - The Samsung a930 was one of many new Samsungs introduced this week at CES. The clamshell phone sports music control buttons on its face (shown at right). Features of the a930 include: EV-DO high-speed data Bluetooth MicroSD...

Samsung t709 announced

Jan 04 2006 - 02:05 PM ET | CES, Samsung, T-Mobile
CES 2006 - The Samsung t709 should please T-Mobile users, it's one of several upcoming phones from the carrier that support WiFi. Otherwise the phone is fairly similar to the existing t809, though thicker. T-Mobile runs thousands of WiFi hotspots,...

Samsung d807 announced

Jan 04 2006 - 01:48 PM ET | CES, Samsung
CES 2006 - Yet another thin slider from Samsung is being shown off, this time it's the d807. Coming in slightly thinner than the t809 which has already launched on T-Mobile, the d807 sports a similar black design. Features of...

Samsung i830 announced by Verizon Wireless

Jan 04 2006 - 11:01 AM ET | CES, Samsung, Smartphone, Verizon Wireless
CES 2006 - As expected, Verizon has announced the Samsung i830. While sounding like a replacement for the i730, the two phones will continue to ship because of different niche features (it drops WiFi and gains GSM for roaming)....

Samsung zx20 with HSDPA

Jan 04 2006 - 04:08 AM ET | 3G, CES, Samsung
CES 2006 - Samsung announced the zx20, what could the first commercially available HSDPA handset. Because of HSDPA, Cingular is the expected carrier, though Samsung won't confirm this. Features of the zx20 include: Dual band HSDPA/UMTS 850/1900 Quad-band GSM with...

10GB hard drive coming to phones

Jan 03 2006 - 05:21 AM ET | Backpage, Samsung
Cornice announced new hard drives at 8 and 10GB targeted at mobile devices. Samsung uses Cornice's old model for the i300 which sports a 3GB hard drive. Not only can the drives store more, but they are actually physically...

Samsung A960 revealed by FCC

Jan 02 2006 - 01:10 PM ET | Backpage, Rumor, Samsung, Sprint Nextel
The FCC recently posted approval documents (ID A3LSPHA960) for another unannounced phone, the Samsung A960. It's a clamshell handset that sports (among other features) EV-DO 3G data. Some other highlights include: Bluetooth OLED external display Camera with lens cover...

Samsung i830 a go for Verizon Wireless

Dec 28 2005 - 01:13 PM ET | Rumor, Samsung, Verizon Wireless
Another day and another rumor, this time for the Samsung i830 on Verizon Wireless as soon as next month. We first mentioned the i830 back in March when the FCC gave its approval nod. The i830 is an update to...

Samsung i858 nets FCC approval

Dec 26 2005 - 12:34 PM ET | Backpage, Samsung
The Samsung SGH-i858 has shown up on the FCC's approval site [FCC ID A3LSGHI858]. It's a feature-packed slide style phone that probably won't make it to America, but with the FCC approval it's possible. 900/1800/1900 GSM with EDGE 2 megapixel...

Samsung t809 launches on T-Mobile

Dec 13 2005 - 12:23 AM ET | Samsung, T-Mobile
The Samsung t809 has officially been launched by T-Mobile. The thin slide-style handset it Samsung's answer to the RAZR, but packs a feature set that holds its own with the upcoming V3i. Features of the handest include: .58" thick (that's...

Samsung A900 launched by Sprint

Nov 30 2005 - 03:44 PM ET | Samsung, Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel has launched the Samsung SPH-A900, a super-thin clamshell that competes the Motorola RAZR V3c head on. The A900 was called "the Blade" in rumors and is just one of several upcoming thin Samsung models. Features of the Samsung...

Samsung A900 announced

Nov 09 2005 - 03:00 PM ET | Samsung, Sprint Nextel
The Samsung A900 is a thin clamshell that's destined for Sprint. We highlighted the FCC approval last month, so it was no secret, but now there is more information. Specs of the Samsung A900 include: Just 14.7mm thick EV-DO for...

Sprint's website shows A940 and MM-9000

Oct 25 2005 - 03:10 PM ET | Samsung, Sanyo, Sprint Nextel
Two new EV-DO phones are being shown off on Sprint's website despite not having been officially launched. There is no link to the phones in the webstore yet, but clever users successfully guessed the URLs for the soon-to-be released phones....

Samsung A900 approved by FCC, RAZR thin

Oct 21 2005 - 11:41 AM ET | Samsung, Sprint Nextel
The FCC posted approval documents (FCC ID A3LSPHA900) for the Samsung A900, a thin CDMA handset that will head to Sprint. The A900 looks to be an Americanized version of the V740 which is Samsung's answer to the Motorola RAZR....

Samsung D307 ships from Cingular

Oct 20 2005 - 01:11 PM ET | Cingular, Samsung
Cingular Wireless today launched the innovative Samsung D307, a dual-hinged handset. The D307's form factor is close to the Motorola MPx, it can either be a pretty normal looking clamshell or it can switch to look like a mini-laptop (like...

Samsung t309 ships from T-Mobile

Oct 19 2005 - 04:10 PM ET | Samsung, T-Mobile
T-Mobile USA yesterday added the Samsung t309 to its phone lineup. The t309 is another one of the many recent black phones from Samsung (joining the P207 and t809 just for the US market). Features of the samsung t309 include:...

Samsung SCH-a970 launched by Verizon Wireless

Oct 18 2005 - 02:20 PM ET | Samsung, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless today introduced the Samsung SCH-a970, a uniquely designed high-end clamshell. We first saw the a970 back in March and posted a short video. The Samsung a970 is loaded with features, including: Bluetooth (headsets only) 2 megapixel camera Music...

Samsung T809 shown off by T-Mobile USA

Oct 14 2005 - 01:54 PM ET | Samsung, T-Mobile
While rumored for quite some time, it is now confirmed that T-Mobile USA will ship the feature-packed Samsung T809. While an official announcement hasn't been made, T-Mobile is showing the slim handset off at the Digital Life expo in New...

Samsung A820 launched by Sprint

Oct 07 2005 - 01:27 AM ET | Samsung, Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel recently launched the Samsung A820, an entry level clamshell with push-to-talk. Features of the Samsung A820 include: 128 × 160 pixel 65K color STN display Speakerphone Ready Link (push-to-talk) Sprint is selling the Samsung A820 for $49.99 after...

Bang & Olufsen designed Samsung phone shown

Oct 07 2005 - 12:41 AM ET | Samsung
Bang & Olufsen recently announced a partnership with Samsung to market a mobile phone, but more details were just released. B&O's design is normally outside of main stream (along with their prices) and the square shaped Samsung Serene is no...

Samsung SCH-a950 lauched by Verizon Wireless

Oct 07 2005 - 12:32 AM ET | Samsung, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless yesterday added the Samsung SCH-a950 to its lineup. The red accented clamshell is a decently equipped handset priced in the mid-range. Features of the Samsung A950 include: EV-DO high-speed access 1.3 megapixel camera Bluetooth, crippled see below for...

Bang & Olufsen designed Samsung phone

Sep 14 2005 - 02:30 PM ET | Samsung
High-end tech company Bang & Olufsen has teamed up with Samsung to make a mobile phone. B&O is best known for audio products with unique designs and amazing price tags. The phone will feature high-quality sound but not much else--a...

Samsung SGH-i300 to ship next month

Sep 14 2005 - 10:44 AM ET | Samsung
Samsung is planning on shipping the SGH-i300 to the UK next month as an exclusive to the carrier O2. The i300 looks to be the strongest competitor to Nokia's upcoming N91. Features of teh i300 include: 3GB hard drive 1.3...

Samsung shows off 7.2 megapixel CMOS chip

Sep 11 2005 - 11:19 PM ET | Camera, Samsung
Samsung today announced a 7.2 megapixel CMOS chip that could come to a mobile phone near you. According to Samsung, the overall performance is comparable to CCD quality. CMOS uses less power though and is more popular in mobile phones....

Samsung SPH-A560 launched by Sprint

Sep 02 2005 - 10:36 AM ET | Samsung, Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel yesterday launched the Samsung SPH-A560, an entry-level clamshell phone. Features of the phone are light, but decent for the target audience: 128×160 pixel STN LCD with 65K colors Size: 90mm x 47mm x 25mm 32 chord polyphonic ringtones...

Samsung PM-A840 launched by Sprint

Sep 01 2005 - 10:00 AM ET | Samsung, Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel today launched the Samsung PM-A840, a CDMA clamshell phone. The black and silver entry-level camera phone is available starting today. Features of the A840 include: VGA camera Speakerphone 1.13" × 1.4" STN display with 65K colors The A840...

T-Mobile USA launches Samsung e635

Aug 31 2005 - 03:45 PM ET | Samsung, T-Mobile
T-Mobile USA has launched the Samsung e635, validating rumors that started last month. The e635 is a slider that is similar in design to the E800. Besides being a slider, the handset is super-light at just 2.78 ounces. Features of...

Samsung adds new gigabyte high-speed MMC cards

Aug 29 2005 - 01:38 AM ET | Samsung
Samsung today announced some new high-capacity speedy MMC cards that should hit the market next month. Besides coming in sizes of up to 2GB, the cards are able to transfer at an impressive 52Mbytes/sec which is a 20x improvement. 1GB...

Samsung SGH-i300 approved by FCC

Aug 28 2005 - 02:52 PM ET | Samsung
The Samsung SGH-i300 has been approved by the FCC, according to documents posted on the FCC's website. The i300 is best known for having a 3GB hard drive onboard. The music phone sports a lot more than a hard drive...

Mobile phone market share for Q2 2005

Aug 26 2005 - 12:35 AM ET | In The News, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson
Both Nokia and Motorola saw market share gains according to research compiled by Gartner for the second quarter. Motorola's growth again outpaced its closest competitor, Samsung. Here is the latest data: CompanyQ2 2005Q2 2004ChangeNokia31.9%29.6%+2.3%Motorola17.9%15.7%+2.2%Samsung12.8%12.1%+0.7%LG6.5%6.1%+.4%Sony Ericsson6.2%6.6%-0.4%Siemens4.7%6.9%-2.2%Others20.0%23.0%-3.0% Motorola held its top position...

Samsung P207 Review

Aug 17 2005 - 02:22 PM ET | Cingular, Review, Samsung
By Jon Gales -- The Samsung P207 is a jet-black clamshell now available from Cingular Wireless. Despite the consumer level price ($99), the P207 is able to pack in a very nice screen and an interesting speech-to-text technology that we...

Samsung A920 music phone on FCC site

Aug 17 2005 - 11:20 AM ET | Rumor, Samsung, Sprint Nextel
The FCC has posted approval documents (FCC ID A3LSPHA920) for a new music phone from Samsung, the SPH-A920. The flip phones sports music control buttons on the exterior. The jet black phone is known to include: * Bluetooth * Memory...

Samsung announces D720, D730 Series 60 phones

Aug 15 2005 - 02:36 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung today announced two Series 60 phones, the D720 and D730. Slated to begin in Germany later this month,they will become the first Series 60 phones shipped by Samsung. The D730 is a clamshell handset that weighs just 97g while...

Sprint to get Samsung Blade V740

Aug 15 2005 - 11:14 AM ET | Rumor, Samsung, Sprint Nextel
PCS Intel has some spyshots of a Sprint Nextel branded Samsung V740 which launched earlier this year in Korea. The site notes that Sprint Nextel will call it the "Samsung Blade" and it's likely that the phone only has a...

Samsung SGH-X800 approved, music phone

Aug 04 2005 - 05:00 PM ET | Rumor, Samsung
The Samsung SGH-X800 was approved by the FCC this week (ID A3LSGHX800). The front face of the X800 features music control buttons. Other features of the X800 include: * Bluetooth * Camera with flash * Memory expansion slot (type unknown)...

Samsung X495 launched by T-Mobile USA

Aug 01 2005 - 10:08 PM ET | Samsung, T-Mobile
As rumored last week, T-Mobile USA today launched the Samsung X495. The phone is an update to the X475 which is still for sale on T-Mobile's webstore. Features of the Samsung X495 include: * Speakerphone * 128x160 pixel 65K color...

T-Mobile preps Samsung e635, x495 and more

Jul 29 2005 - 06:14 PM ET | Samsung, T-Mobile
According to an image circulating around message boards, T-Mobile USA is getting ready to launch several new phones in August. The current T-Mobile line-up has not been updated significantly in quite some time. The new models are: * Samsung e635...

Samsung i730 review

Jul 18 2005 - 12:00 AM ET | Review, Samsung, Smartphone, Verizon Wireless
By Ned S. Levi -- Computer consultant and MobileTracker confidant Ned S. Levi recently took the Samsung i730 for a test drive and has written a full review of the handset. The i730 is currently shipping from Verizon Wireless in...

Samsung Q2 profits down, margins suffer

Jul 15 2005 - 03:05 AM ET | Samsung
Samsung has a disappointing second quarter thanks to lower margins on two of its biggest profit centers, LCDs and mobile phones. Year-on-year Samsung saw a 47% decrease in net-profit. Here are the numbers: * Profit of $1.62 billion * Revenue...

Samsung A880 ships from Sprint

Jul 11 2005 - 12:37 AM ET | Samsung, Sprint Nextel
Sprint began selling the Samsung A880 this weekend. The A880, a mid-level clamshell handset, includes: * Megapixel camera with flash and video recording * 176 x 220 pixel 262K main color screen * 80 x 96 pixel 262K outer color...

Samsung i730 shipping to consumers

Jun 29 2005 - 11:53 AM ET | Samsung, Smartphone, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless began yesterday selling the Samsung i730 to consumers. Previously the phone was only available to business customers. The i730 is a very feature rich smartphone powered by Windows Mobile. Features include: * EV-DO high-speed data as well as...

Samsung develops sectional LCD

Jun 29 2005 - 02:11 AM ET | Samsung, Unique
Samsung announced a new type of LCD that could extend the battery life of mobile phones. The new type of screen has a section that will remain always on, but at a much lower power consumption: bq. The new mobile...

Verizon Wireless launches Samsung i730

Jun 23 2005 - 11:08 AM ET | Samsung, Verizon Wireless
It has been no secret that the Samsung SCH-i730 was heading to Verizon Wireless, but today marks its official launch. Today's launch focuses on business customers, but the i730 will be available to everyone starting July 7th. The big news...

Samsung e335 launched by T-Mobile

Jun 20 2005 - 01:00 PM ET | Samsung, T-Mobile
T-Mobile USA today launched the Samsung e335, putting it in place of the aging Samsung e315. The Samsung e335 is a mid-level clamshell with a very small footprint (it weighs only 3 ounces). New features include: * Tri-band GSM 850/1800/1900...

Samsung announces 50 new phones

Jun 15 2005 - 12:58 AM ET | Samsung
Samsung is showcasing 50 new mobile phones at the CommunicAsia show in Singapore. While they are mostly CDMA models meant for Asian use only, a few of the new models are GSM capable. These include: * SGH-D600 - Update to...

Samsung SPH-V7800, 5 megapixel camera phone

Jun 12 2005 - 05:54 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung announced the SPH-V7800 today, adding another model to its line of high-end camera phones. The Samsung V7800 also adds an optical zoom, which should make the digital camera more useful (optical zoom lenses don't degrade image quality like digital...

Samsung A970 gets FCC approval

Jun 09 2005 - 08:08 PM ET | Samsung
The sleek Samsung SCH-A970 has been approved by the FCC (ID A3LSCHA970) The Samsing A970's feature set is impressive: * EV-DO high-speed data * 2 megapixel camera with 2x optical zoom * Bluetooth * Swiveling display with clamshell design *...

RAZR V3 CDMA and SCH-V740 ship on same day

Jun 01 2005 - 02:50 PM ET | Motorola, Samsung
Motorola and Samsung each shipped a super-thin mobile phone for the Korean market today. The two handsets will compete head-to-head for consumers wanting the thinnest phone. First word of the Motorola RAZR V3 CDMA came at CTIA back in March....

Samsung announces new solid state storage tech

May 22 2005 - 11:05 PM ET | Samsung
TECH WATCH -- Samsung has announced the, "First Solid State Disk (SSD) based on NAND Flash memory technology." The advantages over conventional hard drive technology include: a drastic power savings (uses only 5% of the power) and lower weight and...

Samsung D307, QWERTY messaging phone

May 19 2005 - 04:33 PM ET | Samsung
UPDATE: The Samsung D307 has started shipping from Cingular. The FCC yesterday posted approval documents (FCC ID A3LSGHD307)for the Samsung SGH-D307, a competitor to phones like the Motorola A630 and LG F9100. The Samsung D307 features a full QWERTY keyboard...

Samsung SCH-V740 shown off

May 18 2005 - 12:43 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung today took the wraps off its RAZR lookalike, the Samsung SCH-V740. At 14.5mm thick, the V740 is only a half millimeter thicker than the Motorola RAZR V3, but it's able to pack in a few more features: * EV-DO...

Samsung i730 to ship on Verizon Wireless

May 16 2005 - 01:05 PM ET | Samsung, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless today officially announced that it will be carrying the Samsung i730. This has been rumored for quite some time (info from the FCC leaked in November 2004). Features of the Samsung i730 include: * EV-DO * Bluetooth *...

Samsung SCH-S310, "beat box" phone

May 15 2005 - 11:59 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung on Sunday announced the SCH-S310, its first attempt at a beat box phone. Motion sensing technology along with a large quanity of built-in music clips allows users to create their own tunes on the go. Additionaly, the SCH-S310 can...

Mag: Samsung A800 on Sprint PCS soon

Apr 27 2005 - 12:23 AM ET | Rumor, Samsung, Sprint Nextel
The May edition of Wired magazine features a mini-review of the Samsung A800 with a Sprint logo on it. The 2-megapixel camera phone was shown off at CTIA (see MobileTracker's coverage), but a carrier wasn't specified. Though magazines sometimes feature...

Samsung SCH-V740, RAZR lookalike

Apr 22 2005 - 03:48 PM ET | Rumor, Samsung
UPDATE: Samsung has officially shown off the SCH-V740. More photos are contained in our new report. Rumors started spreading earlier this week that Samsung was prepping a Motorola RAZR V3 lookalike--they were true. The Samsung SCH-V740 looks surprisingly like the...

Samsung N330 launched by Verizon Wireless

Apr 21 2005 - 01:54 PM ET | Samsung, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless today added the Samsung N330 to its lineup. The small phone sports a unique pop-up display feature that involves pressing on both sides of the phone to make the extended screen pop-up. Features of the N330 include: *...

Samsung P207 ships from Cingular

Apr 15 2005 - 01:17 PM ET | Cingular, Samsung
Cingular launched the Samsung P207 today, confirming rumors that the jet black flip-phone was close to market. Priced in the mid-range at $79.99 with activation, the Samsung P207 packs a unqiue feature: Speech-to-text conversion. Features of the Samsung P207: *...

Samsung Q1: 24.5M handsets sold

Apr 15 2005 - 01:12 AM ET | Samsung
Samsung's first quarter 2005 earnings came in below expectations thanks to falling LCD prices and lower prices for mobile phones. Here are the key points for mobile phones in Samsung's Q1 2005 statement: * 24.5 million mobile phone handsets shipped...

Samsung SCH-B200, satellite DMB phone

Apr 11 2005 - 03:54 PM ET | Samsung, Unique
Samsung has announced the SCH-B200, a satellite Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) phone. The B200 joins two other models, the B100 and B130, in Samsung's DMB collection. Features of the Samsung B200 include: * 2 Megapixel camera with flash * 240...

Samsung SPH-V6500, SCH-V650 announced

Mar 28 2005 - 12:15 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung has announced the SPH-V6500 and SCH-V650, two "file-viewing" mobile phones. While file viewing (PDF, Word, Excel, etc) isn't new in the mobile space, the two phones have a pretty neat remote control feature: bq. A remote control function provides...

Samsung MMCMicro in full production

Mar 28 2005 - 11:30 AM ET | Samsung
Samsung announced that its new MMCMicro memory card has gone into mass production. The card is attempting to compete with TransFlash which is becoming microSD in the next few months. The tiny memory card measures 12x14x1.1mm, making it just slightly...

Samsung X475 launched by T-Mobile USA

Mar 21 2005 - 03:47 PM ET | Samsung, T-Mobile
T-Mobile USA today added the Samsung X475 to its phone lineup. The entry-level clamshell phone offers the following features: * 40-chord polyphonic ringtones * 128 x 160 pixel 65K color STN display * AIM * Java MIDP 2.0 T-Mobile is...

Samsung A970 video

Mar 20 2005 - 05:59 PM ET | Samsung
CTIA 2005 -- The Samsung A970 got a lot of attention on the CTIA show floor because of its unique design that makes the phone look like a camcorder. The long feature list didn't hurt the buzz factor either: *...

Hands on with the Samsung A800

Mar 15 2005 - 03:52 PM ET | Samsung
CTIA 2005 -- Samsung is showing off the A800, which should be the first 2 megapixel phone in the US market when it launches later this year. It's a CDMA handset, so Verizon Wireless and Sprint PCS are both possible....

Samsung P207 coming to Cingular

Mar 15 2005 - 03:39 PM ET | Cingular, Samsung
UPDATE: Cingular has started shipping the Samsung P207 CTIA 2005 -- The Samsung P207 will make its way to Cingular, according to operating system branding on the demo unit available at CTIA 2005. The P207 is one of Samsung's new...

Samsung P777 launched by Cingular

Mar 15 2005 - 10:39 AM ET | Cingular, Samsung
UPDATE: The Samsung P777 can be purchased from Cingular through Wirefly for just $199... CTIA 2005 -- Advertisements for a Cingular branded Samsung P777 were seen as far back as December 2004, but today marks the actual launch of the...

Samsung A970 announced

Mar 14 2005 - 02:14 AM ET | Samsung
CTIA 2005 -- Samsung has announced the A970, an innovative clamshell camera phone. The A970 sports a dual hinge that allows the display to sit horizontally while taking pictures. Feature wise, the A970 has: * EV-DO high-speed data * Bluetooth...

Samsung SGH-i300, 3GB hard drive on board

Mar 10 2005 - 01:16 AM ET | Samsung
CeBIT 2005 -- Samsung has been busy making cell phone users at CeBIT jealous--besides showing off a 7 megapixel camera phone, Samsung also announced the SGH-i300, a phone with a 3GB hard drive. The i300 runs Windows Mobile OS and...

Samsung SCH-V770, 7-megapixel camera phone

Mar 09 2005 - 12:16 PM ET | Samsung
CeBIT 2005 -- The Samsung SCH-V770, announced at CeBIT, is the world's first 7-megapixel camera phone. It will ship in Korea (where Samsung already has a 5-megapixel camera phone on the market). Other features on the Samsung V770 include: *...

Samsung i830, GSM/CDMA smartphone

Mar 04 2005 - 11:58 PM ET | Rumor, Samsung
The FCC has posted approval documents (FCC ID A3LSCHI830)for the Samsung SCH-i830, a Windows Mobile powered handset with both GSM and CDMA technology. The Samsung i830 appears to share the features of the i730, except for WiFi and a camera...

Samsung shows off push-to-all tech

Feb 24 2005 - 10:30 AM ET | Push-to-talk, Samsung
Samsung showed off a technology it's calling push-to-all that takes the ease of push-to-talk and adds video and data. Instant video calls are being called push-to-view and work like this: bq. Similar to a walkie-talkie with video capabilities, the speaker's...

Samsung A790 shipping from Sprint PCS

Feb 24 2005 - 10:18 AM ET | Samsung, Sprint Nextel
Sprint PCS is now carrying the Samsung IP-A790. It's a CDMA/GSM phone that is sold to business users for world roaming. The A790 has been shipping from Verizon Wireless for nearly a year. Features of the Samsung IP-A790 include: *...

Samsung Ana Sui fashion phone

Feb 22 2005 - 12:27 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung today announced a special edition Samsung E315 designed by Ana Sui, a well known fashion designer. The Anna Sui Mobile by Samsung will come with lipstick and a designer phone charm. Instead of the E315's silver, Anna Sui's phone...

Samsung D720, Series 60 slider

Feb 14 2005 - 09:37 AM ET | Samsung
3GSM World Congress -- Among an array of new phones introduced today by Samsung is the D720, a Series 60 device. The slide-style mobile phone features: * 1 megapixel camera * Bluetooth * MP3/AAC playback * 176 x 208 pixel...

Samsung a890 to ship from Verizon Wireless in Feb

Jan 20 2005 - 11:25 AM ET | Samsung
Verizon Wireless will begin shipping the Samsung SCH-a890 on February 1st as part of the VCAST launch. MobileTracker reported that Verizon Wireless was receiving shipments of the a890 back in late December. Features of the Samsung a890 include: * EV-DO...

Samsung Q4 profits down

Jan 13 2005 - 09:17 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung today reported lower than expected quarter four financials. Overall there was a 42 percent decrease in operating profits. Samsung attributes the lower profits in the handset division to dropping prices brought on by compitition. Samsung also announced that the...

Samsung SCH-S310, detects 3D movement

Jan 12 2005 - 12:32 PM ET | Samsung
The Samsung SCH-S310 is a new mobile phone that has the ability to carry out commands based on its position: bq. Samsung Electronics unveiled the world's first "3D movement recognition" mobile phone. 'Accelerometer' is built in to accurately calculate and...

Samsung previews 2005 lineup

Jan 04 2005 - 12:55 PM ET | CES, Samsung
It's going to be a busy year for Samsung--the company has released a preview of its 2005 line up, and there are lots of interesting bits. The highlights are given below, with the full text of the release following. CES...

Samsung announces text-to-speech phones

Jan 04 2005 - 12:38 PM ET | CES, Samsung
Samsung today previewed two phones that will be shown off at Consumer Electronics Show later this week, the Samsung P207 and the Samsung a890. Both phones have text-to-speech technology built-in, a first for mobile phones according to Samsung. bq. This...

Samsung SGH-P777 details surface

Dec 31 2004 - 05:48 PM ET | Cingular, Rumor, Samsung
UPDATE: The Samsung P777 can be purchased from Cingular through Wirefly for just $199... Details surrounding the Samsung SGH-P777 are starting to make there way across the usual channels. While still technically unannounced (though mentioned in some marketing material), the...

Samsung A890 shipped to Verizon Wireless

Dec 30 2004 - 02:06 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung has announced that it has shipped 20,000 SCH-A890 mobile phones to Verizon Wireless. Features of the Samsung A890 include: * EV-DO high-speed wireless (it will be the third EV-DO handset). * 1.3 megapixel camera with flash * 3D interface...

Samsung to show off fewer phones

Dec 30 2004 - 12:52 PM ET | CES, Samsung
Samsung has announced that it will show off fewer mobile phones at upcoming trade shows (like CES and CeBIT) so competitors won't be able to copy as quickly. It's not known if other handset makers will follow suit. bq. Companies'...

Samsung i730 to have WiFi

Dec 23 2004 - 02:21 PM ET | Data, Rumor, Samsung
The Samsung i730 will ship with WiFi according to new documents posted by the FCC. This means the device will include Bluetooth, WiFi and EV-DO. Other features of the Samsung i730 include: * Megapixel camera * Sliding QWERTY keyboard *...

Samsung E315 dropped from T-Mobile

Dec 06 2004 - 12:00 AM ET | Samsung
Update:T-Mobile has added the E315 back to the store, with a new lower price. For the next week you can snag the phone for free. It's not clear why the device was removed prior to the sale. T-Mobile USA recently...

Samsung A760 now shipping from Sprint

Nov 29 2004 - 12:02 PM ET | Samsung
Sprint PCS has launched the Samsung RL-A760. The A760 is the first phone to support VoiceSMS [more info]. Features of the phone include: * 128 x 160 pixel 65K color STN display * ReadyLink Push-To-Talk * Voice calling * Voice...

Samsung: 9 new phones in Q4

Nov 15 2004 - 01:53 PM ET | Samsung
If more is better, cell phones are going to be great this holiday season: Samsung promises 9 new phones this quarter for the US market. Earlier this month Motorola promised 10 new handsets. But that's nothing compared to new phones...

Samsung P735 on T-Mobile

Nov 15 2004 - 01:21 PM ET | Samsung, T-Mobile
The Samsung P735 is now listed on T-Mobile's website. Features of the P735 include: * Megapixel camera with video recording * Unique twist design (see photo after jump for more details) * 176 x 220 pixel 262K color TFD display...

Samsung i730, EV-DO, early 2005

Nov 12 2004 - 01:52 PM ET | Data, Samsung, Verizon Wireless
A Samsung executive yesterday let it be known that Samsung would ship a mobile phone using the EV-DO high-speed data standard in early 2005. It was not revealed what phone or what carrier would be involved. Since Verizon Wireless already...

3D display touted by Samsung

Nov 10 2004 - 01:40 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung is showing off the first all-angle mobile phone sized 3D display. While there is little demand for such screens right now, Samsung believes the market will bloom into a billion dollar business by 2010. bq. "With this invention, we...

Samsung i640 info leaked by FCC

Nov 09 2004 - 02:19 PM ET | Rumor, Samsung, Smartphone
Details of the Samsung SCH-i640 have been posted onto the FCC website. The Windows Mobile powered CDMA handset looks to be the successor to the Samsung i600 (carried by both Verizon Wireless and Sprint PCS). Some specs: * Windows...

Samsung intros mobile VGA TFT-LCD driver IC

Oct 21 2004 - 01:00 AM ET | Samsung
Samsung today announced that it has developed the world's first, "VGA-class TFT-LCD driver IC for mobile phones." The new technology is able to display VGA (480x640) resolution on a half-VGA (240x640) sized screen. Accordingn to Samsung this works by: bq....

Samsung SCH-250, 5 megapixel camera phone

Oct 19 2004 - 11:23 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung's new SCH-250 is a five megapixel camera phone--a world first. It should come out in South Korea next week and will cost about $800 US. Specs are still frustratingly limited, but the Samsung SCH-250 will have 90MB of RAM...

Samsung D500 announced

Oct 07 2004 - 01:41 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung today announced the SGH-D500, a high-end slide style mobile phone. The Samsung SGH-D500 includes many features that are not uncommon but have eluded Samsung phones until this point (Bluetooth, shared memory etc). Here are the specs: * 1.3 megapixel...

Samsung E315 launched by T-Mobile

Oct 05 2004 - 12:16 AM ET | Samsung, T-Mobile
T-Mobile has launched the Samsung E315, a mid-range camera phone. The E315 is very similar to Cingular's E317 and AT&T Wireless' E316. Features of the Samsung E315 include: * VGA camera with video recording and digital zoom * Main display:...

Samsung e317 launched by Cingular

Oct 04 2004 - 12:20 AM ET | Cingular, Samsung
Cingular Wireless last week started a soft launch of the Samsung e317. Most markets should see the phone now, but many Western readers have noted that it is not yet available. This launch confirms rumors contained in MobileTracker's report on...

Samsung i600 launched by Sprint PCS

Sep 22 2004 - 01:35 PM ET | Samsung, Smartphone, Sprint Nextel
Sprint PCS has officially launched the Samsung i600, a Windows Mobile 2003 smartphone. This is the first Windows Mobile device for Sprint PCS. Features include: * Pocket Outlook, Pocket Internet Explorer, MSN Messenger, Microsoft Windows Media Player and ActiveSync technology...

Samsung intros 667 MHz mobile CPU

Sep 20 2004 - 01:00 PM ET | 3G, Samsung
Samsung today announced a speedy new CPU for 3G mobile devices. The 667 MHz processor fits more power into the same space and should enable more features for 3G handsets: bq. By introducing a structured custom design methodology at the...

Samsung SPH-V5400 announced

Sep 07 2004 - 03:04 AM ET | Samsung, Unique
Samsung announced the Samsung SPH-V5400 over the holiday weekend. the SPH-V5400 is the first cell phone to include a hard drive (yes, a hard drive). The drive is only 1.5GB, but that's more storage than you'll find in any other...

Samsung announces new 3G chipset

Sep 07 2004 - 02:50 AM ET | 3G, Samsung
Samsung has announced a new 3G chipset with a record breaking amount of built in storage--up to 2.5 Gigabits. The four-die multi-chip package (MCP) should allow for more complex 3G phones while maintaining healthy battery life: bq. By combining more...

Samsung A790 shipping to consumers

Sep 01 2004 - 01:14 PM ET | Samsung, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is finally shipping the Samsung A790, the CDMA/GSM world phone that has been shipping to business customers for quite some time. Expect to pay $349.99 with a two year contract. You will be able to roam on the...

Samsung SCH-A790 review

Aug 25 2004 - 12:46 AM ET | Samsung
Matt Maier posted a review of the Samsung SCH-A790 over at GigaOm. The big draw for the A790 is that it's both a CDMA and GSM phone. While it is only being sold by Verizon Wireless, it has the ability...

Samsung MM-A700 launched on Sprint PCS

Aug 13 2004 - 05:25 PM ET | Samsung, Sprint Nextel
Sprint PCS today announced the launch of the Samsung MM-A700, the first CDMA phone for America to offer video streaming. Video will be available from sources like CNN, NBC, FOX Sports, The Weather Channel, E! Entertainment, mFlix, Twentieth Century Fox,...

Samsung debuts 2.6" VGA resolution display

Aug 08 2004 - 09:27 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung today announced the world's first a-Si (Amorphous Silicon) 2.6-inch TFT-LCD with VGA (640 x 480 at 300ppi) image quality. This is a significant step for mobile display where QVGA (240 x 320) is still cutting edge. Besides the resolution...

Motorola predicts top spot

Jul 30 2004 - 02:40 AM ET | Motorola, Nokia, Samsung
A Motorola executive is quoted in a Finnish business paper as saying that Motorola will once again be the world's largest mobile phone maker. Nokia has held the top position (which it took from Motorola) since 1998. Nokia's market share...

Samsung SPH-2300 announced

Jul 13 2004 - 12:40 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung has introduced the SPH-2300 for the Korean market. It's a 3 megapixel camera phone, with an optical zoom. Other features include a miniSD card slot and built in flash. Casio was the first company to make a 3 megapixel...

Samsung V450 announced

Jul 05 2004 - 12:22 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung has announced the SCH-V450, a game phone designed to compete with the N-Gage. It won't make it to the US, but Samsung has planned a GSM version called the SGH-X910 that will. Here are some specs, pictures follow below:...

Samsung D415 review

Jun 15 2004 - 01:14 PM ET | Review, Samsung
Om Malik posted a quick review of the Samsung SGH-D415 (or simply the D415)--a large screened slider that should make it to T-Mobile USA next month. Here's a look at the features: * GSM 900 / GSM 1900 (Samsung D410...

Samsung A790 available from Verizon

May 30 2004 - 01:05 PM ET | Samsung
The much talked about Samsung A790 (does both CDMA and GSM) is now available to Verizon Wireless business customers. It should be out for individuals soon. It's the first phone to work both on CDMA and GSM networks. bq. Not...

Samsung working on satellite TV phone

May 17 2004 - 02:18 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung announced that it will release a mobile phone that picks up satellite TV signals. The phone can pick up 40 stations and will be sold only in South Korea. Look for it in the third quarter of this year....

Samsung mass producing 2 inch SLS-LCD's

Mar 30 2004 - 01:30 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung announced that it is now mass producing 2 inch SLS-LCD displays meant for mobile devices. It has a high resolution of 200 pixels per inch and delivers a resolution of at least 250:1. SLS stands for Single Crystal-Like Silicon,...

CeBit: Samsung announces megapixel handset, SGH-P730

Mar 17 2004 - 11:33 AM ET | Samsung
Our friends at Phone Scoop note that Samsung announced their first megapixel phone at CeBit. The SGH-P730 is one of three megapixel camera phones announced today, but can still hold its own: * Twisting clamshell design * Video recording at...

CeBit: Samsung goes 3G, SGH-Z105

Mar 17 2004 - 11:18 AM ET | 3G, Samsung
Samsung Electronics announced a new 3G handset, the SGH-Z105. While a 3G phone, it still works on GSM/GPRS networks, so users will still be able to roam. Here's a quick run-down of the features: * Rotating digital camera (with video...

Samsung SGH-i530 details leak

Mar 02 2004 - 01:46 PM ET | Samsung
Specs of the Samsung SGH-i530 have leaked on onto an Italian website. The Palm OS powered smartphone is claimed to have: * Palm OS Garnet 5.2 * 32 MB of RAM plus an SD/MMC slot which can be used to...

Sprint introduces Samsung VI660

Dec 11 2003 - 12:21 PM ET | Samsung, Sprint Nextel
Sprint PCS has introduced its latest phone, the Samsung VI660. The phone is said to be the first with "Voice-Activated Status Updates" built-in. Users can use a keyword to hear the status signal strength and battery. Although highly touted, this...

Verizon Wireless launches Samsung i600 as expected

Nov 10 2003 - 03:35 PM ET | Samsung, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless has launched the new Samsung SCH-i600 Smartphone, making it the first CDMA Microsoft powered smartphone. The move was widely rumored and is a big step for Verizon Wireless, especially with number portability looming in a few weeks. Feature...

Samsung intros TV phone

Sep 17 2003 - 08:06 PM ET | Samsung, Unique
PhoneScoop noted that Samsung has released the first GSM phone with a built in TV tuner. The company first hinted it was moving in this direction back in June. Here are the details: SGH-P705 * NTSC TV tuner + video...

AT&T Wireless beds with Samsung

Aug 19 2003 - 12:12 AM ET | Samsung
AT&T Wireless has added Samsung phones to its network--starting off with the v206 (clam-shell cam phone). bq. "This is primarily focused on the high end. It's not a mainstream product," said Bear Stearns analyst Wojtek Uzdelewicz" It's mostly dubbed high-end...

Samsung VGA1000 camera phone debuts

Aug 12 2003 - 11:35 AM ET | Camera, Samsung, Sprint Nextel
Samsung's newest offering for the Sprint PCS network isthe VGA1000. This is the 6th picture phone that Sprint has launched in the US, making it a leader among the major carriers (Verizon Wireless only hopped on the picture bandwagon a...

Samsung SPH-A600 available via Sprint

Aug 01 2003 - 11:55 AM ET | Camera, Samsung, Sprint Nextel
The very spiffy looking Samsung SPH-A600 (pictured at right) is now shipping through Sprint PCS. It looks like a typical clamshell, but it sports a rotating color screen as well as a camera. It costs $349.99 and can be purchased...

Samsung s307 with a free DVD player

Jul 25 2003 - 07:21 PM ET | Bargain, Samsung
Samsung USA has a new promotion for its s307 phone--a free DVD player. You have to sign up through Cingular, and do so before August 10th. The DVD player is pretty decent... Even progressive scan. It lists for $89.99 on...

Samsung SGH-P408 review

Jul 21 2003 - 12:31 PM ET | Camera, Samsung
MobileBurn has posted a detailed review of Samsung's SGH-P408. Although it lacks a sexy name, the phone looks gorgeous. MobileBurn really liked the fact that the screen swivels (it's a clamshell, but with a screen that can do a 180)....

TV Tuner Built Into Phone

Jun 09 2003 - 12:36 PM ET | Samsung, Staff Picks, Unique
Samsung is making a new phone dubbed the SCH-X820 that includes a TV tuner. The cool part about that is the signals come directly from the TV stations to your phone--no extra charges. The Kora Herald has the details (strangly...

Samsung ships new PocketPC phone

May 12 2003 - 12:34 PM ET | Camera, Samsung, Smartphone
Samsung's SCH-i700 has started shipping. The PocketPC OS powered phone looks pretty spiffy on the outside, but still packs some punch on the inside. It's got an integrated digital camera, 64MB of ram (we assume that you can store photos...

The Matrix Phone

May 05 2003 - 12:39 PM ET | Samsung
With the Matrix Reloaded close to hitting theatres, anticipation for Samsung's Matrix Phone is growing. It should launch with the movie, but there are no promises in the wireless world....

Samsung And Nokia Partner

Apr 28 2003 - 06:31 PM ET | 3G, Nokia, Rumor, Samsung
Word on the street is that Samsung and Nokia are joining forces to make 3G and 4G phones. Not much is even known about 4G, but two mega co's teaming up is never a bad thing (well, except Sony and...

Samsung Profits Down 41%

Apr 18 2003 - 11:37 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung's quarterly profits were down 41% according [free registration required] to the New York Times. Since they're a Korean company and are traded in Korea's exchange only, the verbiage is a little different but it looks like they still made...

Samsung Intros Memory Cards

Apr 18 2003 - 02:47 PM ET | In The News, Samsung
Samsung has announced mass production of multimedia cards (MMCs) to be used in mobile phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, and other handheld products. The cards are 128MB which sounds like a good amount of storage for a mobile phone. What's...

More camera phones from Samsung

Mar 31 2003 - 09:01 AM ET | Camera, Samsung
Samsung has released three new camera phones, one of which uses the OLED technology we mentioned early this month. * SGH-P400 - rotating color screen (not unlike some models of the Clié) * SGH-P410 - two color screens, an internal...

Yet Another Watch Phone

Mar 30 2003 - 12:43 AM ET | Samsung
A few days ago we mentioned the DoCoMo watch phone... Samsung recently announced plans for a similar device. It's a pretty feature rich watch/phone: * GSM * 8-Bit color screen * Polyphonic Rings The obvious fault we see in these...

Samsung T500 Review

Mar 25 2003 - 01:43 PM ET | Review, Samsung
Samsung's got an interesting idea going on with the T500--it's targeted at women. Some may wonder how you can target a phone to women... Add fake jewels, a fat counter and a tracker for pregnancy probibility (not kidding). This isn't...

Samsung's New Palm OS Smart Phone

Mar 16 2003 - 07:50 PM ET | Camera, Samsung
Smartphones are all the rage these days. Samsung has announced the world's first Palm OS powered GSM smart phone--the Mobile Information Terminals SGH-i500. It's pretty nice, but like all Palm powered phones we have seen so far, it's clunky. Features...

Samsung Unleashes 2003 Line Up

Mar 13 2003 - 03:52 PM ET | Samsung
Samsung made a huge bet on the CeBIT conference by unveiling it's 2003 lineup (they don't make cars, so the 2003 phones actually come out in *gasp* 2003). The lucky patrons of the conference got to see a lot of...

Paper Thin Color Screens Coming Soon

Mar 07 2003 - 03:33 PM ET | Samsung
OLED's are a promise of the future. The very thing screens use very little power, but are brighter than the power hog LCD's of today. Kodak has partnered with Samsung to bring these screens to mobile phones. Here comes the...

More On The Matrix Phone

Mar 07 2003 - 03:18 PM ET | Samsung
We've got a little more info on the phone to be used in the next two Matrix movies. First off it's a Samsung. The first Matrix used Nokia 8110's, so there is at least a brand change. It still isn't...

s105 For Cheap

Feb 28 2003 - 03:05 PM ET | Bargain, Samsung
If you've lusted over the very popular Samsung s105, now is the time to buy. If you opt for T-Mobile, and purchase the phone through Amazon.com, it's only $29.99 after rebate....