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Samsung intros phone with 8GB HDD

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Seoul, Korea March 6 th , 2006 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading provider of mobile phones and telecom systems, is reinforcing its technology leadership by unveiling the world's first 8GB Hard Disk embedded smartphone (model: SGH-i310).



Samsung breaks the storage limit in mobile phones by introducing the world's first mobile phone equipped with a 8GB hard disk drive (model: SGH-i310). With the large storage of 8GB, SGH-i310 will change the way people manage and use the mobile phone.

Samsung is the first to adopt a hard disk drive into mobile phones and has launched three models equipped with a hard disk drive; the world's first 1.5GB HDD embedded phone (model: SPH-V5400), the world's first 3GB HDD embedded phone (model: SCH-V7900) and the world's first 3GB HDD Music smartphone (model: SGH-i300).

The i310 works as a perfect platform for users by combining a phone, a digital camera, and a MP3 player with its immense storage capacity. It enables users to carry around 2,000 songs (4MB/song) wherever they go.

The i310 comes with the latest version of Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone which allows users to view files and easily carry their music library with them. This Windows Mobile 5.0 enables users to sync the playlists, songs, and videos from their personal PCs so that the experience with the i310 is identical to the users' personal computer. It also offers USB 2.0 and Plug & Play feature which allows the phone to be utilized as a removable hard disk. Businessmen and students can easily store and transfer files to/from their computers in any format conveniently.

The i310 has all the latest features including a 2 megapixel camera with flash, microSD slot, document viewer and TV output. Users can record video with the 2 megapixel camera in high quality resolution.

It also supports enhanced music function with Bluetooth® stereo (A2DP), digital power amp and dual speakers. Users can download music conveniently from online music store from their personal computer or directly via air.

Kitae Lee, President of Telecommunication Network Business of Samsung Electronics, said, “With the combination of first-class technology and premium design, Samsung has led the industry by offering various features of mobile phones. With great improvements in mobile storage, Samsung will continue to introduce a variety of useful functions for mobile."

The i310 will be shown to public at CeBIT from March 9 th to March 16 th . It will be introduced in Europe market during the second half of this year.

Source: Samsung
 

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So what's that mean, the battery life has now been cut in half. What is half of poor?
 

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well I guess it will have the battery life comparable to a 3G phone...around 3-4 Days. My Nokia N70 gets 4 Days out of one charge if I do not use it much. But as soon as I listen to music, the battery is gone within 12 hours. Still ~ok~ for an MP3 Player :)

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That's pretty sweet. Unnecessary, but sweet.
 

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wtf8269 said:
That's pretty sweet. Unnecessary, but sweet.
agreed. who the hell needs (and will actually make use) a phone with 8 gigs of storage in it?
(not that it will haper sales... i can see those things going like hotcakes among the "latest and greatest" crowd...)
still a pretty nifty gizmo though...
 

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Btw, that 8 gig hd in that thing will drain up a lot of batteries. Not worth it if I have to recharge it every 4 hours just because I want to listen to an hour of music
 
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um who is gonna use all that space anyways on a CELL PHONE??? I know it probably plays MP3's, but at that price, isnt it more convenient to just buy an MP3 player? lol I probably couldn't use one of those things...too many fancy button combinations to remember.
 
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Why do they have to make such clunky interfaces? Just put a touch pad/scroll wheel on the front with the screen, and have a qwerty keypad slide out from under the screen to make phone calls/text messaging. Perfect design... surprised no one has done it.