The latest in phone functionality has arrived in the form of Samsung's SCH-V410 camcorder phone. Recently released in South Korea, the clamshell design phone enables video recording and editing, plays music without needing to open the device and also doubles as a remote control for certain TVs and DVD players.
The SCH-V410 can store up to two hours of video streams and around 30 downloaded songs with an average size of 3MB. The music player button is installed on the outside of the unit for quick access.
The device can also be used to channels or adjust volume on a TV, DVD player, VCR and other compatible electronic devices.
The camera takes 310,000-pixel images and the visual interface is a 262,000-color TFT-LCD screen.
A version of the phone is expected to be released worldwide in 2004.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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