Samsung has announced that they have started to export their CDMA2000 1x EV-DO compatible cell phone, the SCH-A890, to Verizon Wireless in the US. The phone’s features to note are the rotating 1.3 mega pixel camera, flash, and dynamic three-dimension user interface. The phone will also feature an interactive voice recognition and voice dialing.
Samsung said it has already shipped 20,000 units and will ship even more headsets next year.
For MobileMag users that are unaware of EV-DO, here is a snippet from QualComm’s website:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is an evolution of CDMA2000 and an approved 3G standard for fixed, portable and mobile applications. CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is “data optimized,” providing a peak data rate of 2.4 Mbps.
1xEV-DO (IS-856) is optimized for high-performance and low-cost packet data services. It brings personal wireless broadband services to a wide range of customers from enterprise users to students. A variety of easy-to-use wireless devices provide users with rich applications and highly relevant services and content. The ability to have ubiquitous broadband access brings utility and personalization to the users, thus greatly enhancing their wireless experience. Personal Broadband — Take It with You.