Nic Rossmüller : January 8th 2007 - 09:30 CET
Samsung SCH-a990 : Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) will showcase its innovative line of camera phones at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show. From the 3.2 megapixel SCH-a990 to the 10 megapixel Samsung SCH-B600, Samsung's camera phones offer true digital convergence of innovative technologies and a broad photographic feature set available on a mobile handset. The Samsung SCH-a990, the first 3.2 megapixel camera phone currently available in the U.S., produces photos comparable to a stand-alone camera and has the ability to transmit the images to a Bluetooth-enabled printer. The device is also Mobile Web 2.0-capable and accommodates V-cast technology for video and music downloads.|
Samsung a990 - 3.2 Megapixel camera|
"In 2006, convergence of mobile phone technology became even more prevalent with the launch of the SCH-a990 in the United States," said Dale Sohn, President, Samsung Telecommu nications America. "However, no matter how much increased functionality we bring to mobile phones, consumers want a good phone first and foremost. The quality of Samsung phones is what sets us apart." The SCH-a990 from Verizon Wireless and Samsung is the first 3.2 megapixel digital camera phone currently available to Verizon Wireless customers as well as the American market and remains the premier print quality camera phone. The SCH-a990 enables photo enthusiasts to take high-resolution photos of a similar print quality as a standalone digital camera.
Samsung SCH-a990 multimedia phone - Design
In addition, the SCH-a990 boasts a number of media features, including video recording capabilities, V CAST to view video and V CAST Music to download music directly to the phone and Bluetooth¢çwireless technology, which allows a customer to print pictures wirelessly from the SCH-a990 to a Bluetooth-enabled printer basic print profile. The SCH-a990 has a unique design that holds first like a phone and then, when the screen is rotated 180 degrees, like a camera. This innovative design, along with the high resolution and features such as a flash and in-camera photo editing software, make the SCH-a990 the first mobile device that is as much a camera as it is a multimedia phone.
Samsung SCH-a990 mobile phone - Specifications
• Standard: CDMA 1x EVDO (800/1900MHz)
• Camera: 3.2 Megapixel Camera with Auto-Focus
• Display (Internal): 262144 Color TFT Screen (2.15" 240x320)
• Display (External): 65536 Color TFT Screen (1.15" 128x96)
• Rotating Screen
• Multi-Format Music & Video Support
• External Memory: microSD
• TV-Output Support
• Business Card Reader
• Voice Recognition
• Bluetooth / USB 2.0
• Size: 3.80" (H) x 1.88" (W) x 0.82" (D)
• Weight: 4.4 ounces
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, L.P., a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 120 offices in 57 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs.