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Samsung Introduces Mobile Phone with 3GB Hard Disk Drive


October 17, 2005

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October 18, 2005 You don’t need to be a brain surgeon to figure out your mobile phone will have a memory capacity greater than the Three Gorges Dam within a few years and just to remind you how quickly we’re moving along that path, Samsung introduced a 3GB HDD embedded phone (model SPH-V7900) onto the Korean market yesterday. This is Samsung's latest model equipped with a hard disc drive and gazzumps its own record of having the world's first mobile phone equipped with 1.5GB hard disc drive (model SPH-V5400), which it introduced into its home market of Korea in September of last year. Makes you feel like moving to Korea with all that mobile activity going on – maybe it’s time to drop a note to your local Member of Parliament or Congressman and ask why your country can’t be a progressive country like Korea.

The V7900 allows users to store two or three full-length movies (at 1.1-5GB each) or more than 700 music files (at 4MB each).

The V7900 also supports the latest multimedia compression technologies -MPEG-4/H.264 (for video) and MPEG-4 AAC/AAC+ (for audio). High-performance dual speakers are mounted on the exterior folder to provide 64-polyphonic stereo sound.

This model comes with harmonic color, a new feature that converts all musical elements such as scale, octave, tone and volume into visual images in a variety of colors and patterns.

It also comes with a 2 megapixel camera that includes 2x optical zoom, MP3 player, and document viewer functions.

"The major increase in memory will position the mobile phone as a key multimedia product that enables users to watch movies and listen to music. We will continue to apply the latest technologies and innovative designs to remain at the forefront of the global market for premium mobile phones," said Kitae Lee, President of the Samsung Electronics Telecommunication Network Business.

The phone is available in Korea at around US$700.

The SPH-V7900 specifications in Korea are below, and if you'd like to read more, there's some excellent detailed images at Akihabara News

---------------------------------------------------------- CDMA 2000 1x EVDO ---------------------------------------------------------- 2 Megapixel Camera / Flash ---------------------------------------------------------- 3 GB Hard Disk Drive ---------------------------------------------------------- Video Recording (MPEG4) & Messaging ---------------------------------------------------------- MPEG4 / H.264 ---------------------------------------------------------- Display: 262K color TFT (240 x 320) ---------------------------------------------------------- MP3 / AAC / AAC+ Player ---------------------------------------------------------- IrDA / USB 2.0 ---------------------------------------------------------- TV output / Document Viewer ---------------------------------------------------------- MMS / WIPI / WAP2.0 ---------------------------------------------------------- Size: 103 x 52 x 27.6 mm ---------------------------------------------------------- Weight: 165.3g ----------------------------------------------------------

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