Samsung Offers a Peek at New Pocket PC Phone
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,107460,tk,dn120202X,00.asp' target='_blank'>http://www.pcworld.com/news/article...n120202X,00.asp</a><br /><br /></div>I had previous heard of this Samsung Pocket PC Phone Edition device, but I had no idea it was so ambitious - GPS and TV Tuner in addition to full CDMA 2000 1X EvDO network access? Nice! The real question is whether or not we'll see this sold outside of South Korea...but from a pure spec point of view, this looks like one impressive Pocket PC Phone Edition!<br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/107460-n_120202_samsung01.jpg" /> <br /><br />"Samsung Electronics has taken the wraps off a prototype of what is likely to be the most fully-featured PDA phone it has yet produced when it goes on sale early next year. The SPH-M400 is based on Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition, Microsoft's operating system for PDA phones, and runs on CDMA 2000 1x EvDO networks. Such networks, which are already in commercial service in South Korea, are capable of data transmission at speeds up to 2.4 mbps. It was unveiled at Telecom Asia 2002, which officially opens here on Monday.<br /><br />Looking much like a conventional PDA, the handset has a large thin film transistor LCD that can display 65,000 colors, voice recognition and a text-to-speech engine, a TV tuner, GPS satellite navigation, an infrared port, and a Secure Digital card slot with support for the SD I/O standard for plug-in peripherals. It is based around an Intel XScale processor running at 400 MHz, measures 5.2 inches by 2.8 inches by .7 inches and weighs 7.1 ounces."