3GSM World Congress 2006, Barcelona (Part 2)


Samsung goes Slim

This article is also contributed by John Chan.

Samsung goes Slim

It's hip to be skinny, and Samsung sure has a lot of skinny phones. These include bar-type phones, sliders and clamshells. Besides that, they've got a high speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) handset out as well which is capable of giving you broadband-like speeds over the cellular network.

A Samsung SLVR? It isn't, but bearing a similar slim profile, the SGH-Z150 comes with WCDMA as well, so you get 3G speeds with this tiny handset. Only a VGA camera though, but we can live with that.

It looks like a calculator more than a phone, but don't underestimate the SGH-P300. This slim handset comes with Bluetooth, 80MB embedded memory and even a 1.3MP camera, a complete solution by any standard.

The D520 is another slim mobile phone, but in the slider format. It comes with features very similar to the P300, hence it is primarily to provide choices in form factor.

Here's another one in a clamshell design. The E870 comes with all the features like Bluetooth and a 1.3MP camera in a minimalist design.

It may look like an ordinary handset, but the Z560 comes with HSDPA for transfers of up to 1.8Mbps. That's faster than many of our homes' Internet access. Of course, it is dependent on whether your country's service provider will set up the infrastructure.

This is the back view of the Z710 3G handset. It looks like a camera, and rightly so, as its built-in camera will take pictures of up to 3.2-megapixel quality.

Motorola worked with D&G, and you have Samsung with B&O. It isn't the most practical of handsets, but you've got to admit it looks interesting.

Here's another view of the phone, showing the hinge where the two brand names, Samsung and Bang & Olufsen are etched.