Snapshot by Ricky Cadden on Wednesday October 10, 2007.
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Today Samsung launched the SGH-i450 smartphone, a dual-slider based on Nokia S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1. Sliding the i450's face up reveals the numeric keypad, but sliding down reveals a large Bang & Olufsen speaker and activates the multimedia screen that is used with a touch control. A microSD card slot with support for capacities up to 4GB and a 3.5mm audio jack round out the music features on this phone.
Connectivity options on the Samsung i450 include tri-band GSM support (900/1800/1900MHz) and WCDMA on the 2100MHz band. Data speeds up to 3.6Mbps, thanks to HSDPA, and Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP support for stereo headsets is also included. The Samsung i450 will be available in white and blue and features a 2.0 megapixel camera on the back, with video recording. The front of the device features a second VGA camera for video-calling.
The SGH-i450's display is 2.4" in size and offers 240 x 320 pixel resolution with up to 256k color shades. The Samsung i450 weighs 114g (4oz) and measures 101mm x 52mm x 17.8mm (3.98" x 2.0" x .7"). Availability is expected in Italy in October, with other European countries following soon. Pricing is 360EUR (US$509.75) before taxes and subsidies.
|Specifications for the Samsung SGH-i450|
|Size||101mm x 52mm x 17.8mm (4" x 2.0" x .7")|
|Main Display||2.4" 256k TFT, QVGA (240x320 pixel) resolution|
|Bluetooth||2.0 with A2DP|
|Memory||35MB internal / microSD card slot|
|Availability||Q4 2007 (manufacturer's estimate)|
|Other||Speakerphone, HTML web browser, Music player, Document viewer (MS Word, Excel, PPT, PDF)|
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