Apr 13, 2005

SAMSUNG unveils satellite phone SCH-B200

I don't normally cover camera-phones but this one caught my eye. The B200 from Samsung is equipped with a 2-megapixel camera, mp3 music player and games.
SAMSUNG satellite  phone SCH-B200

PRESS SUMMARY

SEOUL, Korea – April 11, 2005: Samsung Electronics will showcase its third satellite Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) phone (SCH-B200) at MIPTV/MILIA in Cannes, France from April 11 to 15, following the release of the SCH-B100 and SCH-B130.

Samsung's new B200 boasts a horizontal screen that allows users not only to benefit from easier viewing of DMB services, but also to comfortably enjoy multimedia functions, such as photography and games. In addition, it is the first model to adopt Samsung's innovative “slide and rotation” form factor, where the screen slides up and rotates horizontally, further enhancing user convenience.

Its large capacity battery (1300mAh) allows users to continuously view the screen for more than three hours, resolving the battery-depletion problem that has plagued DMB phones. The B200 also has a 2-megapixel camera, allowing users to enjoy photo quality that is as good as digital cameras. The versatile phone offers a variety of multimedia functions, including MP3 player and video viewing and users can enjoy clear video reception through the phone's 260,000-color, 2.2-inch wide LCD screen.

Moreover, the B200 provides a TV-out function, while supporting an external memory and offering a file-viewing function which allows fingertip access to a variety of files, such as Microsoft Word and Excel.

Samsung Electronics plans to release the B200 within the first half of this year. The company launched Korea's first satellite DMB phone (SCH-B100) in January of this year and has recently completed the development of a terrestrial DMB phone (SPH-B1200).

The MIPTV/MILIA is one of the world's largest broadcasting and audiovisual exhibitions. Traditionally an exhibition for broadcasting and film companies, more and more telecommunications companies are participating in the event with the growing convergence of the telecommunications and broadcasting industries.

SCH-B200 Specifications:

CDMA2000 1x EV-DO (800MHz)
Mobile TV ( Satellite DMB )
2 Megapixel / Flash
Video Recording (MPEG4) & Messaging
VOD / MOD
Display : 262,144-color TFT-LCD (240 x 320 pixels)
MP3 Player
64 Polyphonic Ringtones
TransFlash External Memory Support
IrDA / Remote Controller
TV Output Support
106.5 x 52 x 24.9 mm
120 g