Samsung Enters Smartphone Market

Samsung Enters Smartphone Market

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South Korean electronics giant Samsung, has finally decided to make a full-fledged foray in the European smartphone market. They have formally announced the launch of the company’s first Symbian OS-based smartphones – SGH-D720 / SGH-D730 – for consumers in Europe. The company has chalked out a phased roll out plan of its new product. The D720 and D730 will be first introduced in the German market before the end of this month, and will be followed by its launch in France, Italy and Russia.

The company is claiming a sleek slide design for its D720 model and it weighs only 110g. At 97 g, D730 is a much lighter phone. With the inherent Symbian OS application, the company is promising these phones to be better equipped to perform multiple tasks and offer a more user-friendly environment especially to business class customers.

The D720 and D730 are also equiped with a 1.3-megapixel camera and MP3 player. A key additional feature is the two-way e-mail function and instant messaging capabilities that claim to enhance the overall value of this convergence device in the hands of consumers. The phones also have an internal storage capacity of 18MB and support an external memory storage capacity up to 512MB. Both models will provide Bluetooth-based multiplayer games wherein two people can play with each other.

Samsung SGH-D720 Specifications

GPRS(900 / 1800 / 1900MHz)
Symbian OS
Display: 1.9-inch 262,144-color TFT-LCD (176 x 208 pixels)
1.3-megapixel camera
External Memory: MMCmicro
MP3 Player with Lyrics Support
MPEG4/H.263/Real
MMS / E-mail / JAVA / WAP 2.0
64 Poly Ringtones
Music Maker
Bluetooth / USB support
Document Viewer, BT Multi-game
File Manager, Flight Mode
Dual Stereo Speaker
99x47x22.3mm, 110g

Samsung SGH-D730 Specifications

GPRS(900 / 1800 / 1900MHz)
Symbian OS
Display: 1.9-inch 262,144-color TFT-LCD (176 x 208 pixels)
1.3-megapixel camera
External Memory: MMCmicro
MP3 Player with Lyrics Support
MPEG4/H.263/Real
MMS / E-mail / JAVA / WAP 2.0
64 Poly Ringtones
Music Maker
Bluetooth / USB support
Document Viewer, BT Multi-game
File Manager, Flight Mode
95x47x21.5mm , 97g

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