Samsung today launched the high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) phone, model SCH-W200, in Korea. This is the first HSDPA phone commercially available to consumers.
The company's slide-up SCH-W200 employs the next-generation technology to transmit audio and video data at speeds of 1.8 Mbps. The device allows users to use a wide range of multimedia, including video phone calls, music and movies.
It is also the first phone equipped with a Dual Band Dual Mode (DBDM) chip that supports 2G, 3G and 3.5G mobile communication services. It also supports multitasking functions, allowing users to receive and send messages during video telephony and while listening to MP3 files.
Users can also enjoy watching mobile TV via Satellite Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (S-DMB) and take pictures with a 2 megapixel camera with auto focus. Other sophisticated multimedia features include text-to-speech (TTS) conversion and file viewer.
HSDPA, a new form of mobile broadband, is capable of transmitting data at speeds about seven to 10 times faster than that of WCDMA. Users can enjoy large-scale multimedia downloads, such as DVD-quality movies and interactive multimedia games, with high-speed wireless Internet access comparable to speeds of fixed-line ADSL services.
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