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Friday, May 30, 2008

Samsung SGH-L870 : The new slider smart phone from Samsung


Famous South Korean mobile phone company, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (SEO: 005930) announced a new smart phone Samsung SGH-L870. It is a stylish phone with a stainless steel body. Introduced at the S60 Summit of Barcelona on May 28th, Samsung SGH-L870 is designed for mobile professionals. The phone has various applications to support mobile workers. Samsung is going to launch the phone next month and in Europe in August.

On the surface, the SGH-L870 has strong resemblance with Samsung Soul (SAMSUNG SGH-U900). This slider phone comes with an interactive touchpad and loads of features.Into Mobile.com says:

Like a tailored pair of suit, every millimeter of L870 is carefully custom-designed to match the user's lifestyle. A magnificent stainless steel body softly brushed with elegant hairline pattern, and a 13.5mm slim and sleek outline, will perfectly complement every outfit and style. A minimalistic key pad that appearing when slides up, is deliberately designed to provide enough spaces between each keys to provide convenience.

Leveraging the capabilities of S60 platform, L870 brings full connectivity and application that surpass expectations for a handset device. The applications and features of the S60 software are not only easy to learn and use, but also enable maximum productivity. With Full-speed internet browser and more than 6,000 open applications are also compatible with L870 to customize the device for each individual's needs.

Dimension:
Length: 103.5 mm
Width: 50.5 mm
Breadth: 13.5 mm

  • Samsung SGH-L870 has 2.4 inch QVGA 240 × 320 display with three different themes and a new interface.
  • Camera is a must for smart phones and Samsung SGH-L870 comes with a 3-megpixel came. It offers “DVD quality” video capture.
  • Samsung SGH-L870 comes with microSD expansion slot expandable up 4GB.
  • Samsung SGH-L870 has USB 2.0.
  • Samsung SGH-L870 has stereo Bluetooth.
  • Samsung SGH-L870 comes with FM radio with RDS.
  • Samsung SGH-L870 has Quick Office Document viewer.
  • Samsung SGH-L870 comes with push email system.
  • Samsung SGH-L870 comes with a multimedia player that supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, RA, AMR, WMA audio file formats.
  • Samsung SGH-L870 also supports H.263 + AMR, MPEG4, Real One and WMV video files.
  • One of the major weaknesses of Samsung SGH-L870 is it does not have integrated GPS, Wi-Fi system and QWERTY keyboard.
  • Samsung SGH-L870 has tri-band GSM.
  • Samsung SGH-L870 comes with single band UMTS/HSDPA.
  • The Samsung SGH-L870 runs on Symbian 9.3 operating system with S60 3.2 interface. It is the first Samsung phone to support S60 3.2. Information Week says:

The phone is aimed at mobile professionals and has pre-installed applications aimed at the mobile worker. They include an advanced task manager Checkit, a personal information manager on the home screen, a business card recognition function, and push e-mail out of the box.

It also features a full Web browser. Samsung originally claimed the device would sport a feature dubbed "Safari browser (full browsing)." This caused many to speculate that a deal with Apple had been worked out. But, Samsung later clarified that the L870 would be equipped with the S60 OSS browser.

Related articles:

Information Week

Ubergizmo

All about Symbian

Into Mobile

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