The Memoir, available exclusively from T-Mobile, is designed to look and feel like a customer\'s current point-and-shoot digital camera. The built-in 8-megapixel camera with Xenon flash, 16x digital zoom and five shooting modes empower customers to capture exceptional photos and videos from their phone - whether they\'re on the go, on a vacation or just hanging out around the house.
The touch-screen phone, enabled by Samsung\'s TouchWizTM user interface and powered by T-Mobile\'s high-speed 3G network, makes sharing photos easy. Samsung\'s new photo widget allows customers to post images taken with the Memoir directly to their favorite online photo sharing source, such as flickr®, Kodak® Gallery, Photobucket and Snapfish.
\"With the 8-megapixel Samsung Memoir, T-Mobile customers can capture and share little slices of life in all their vibrant brilliance,\" said Denny Marie Post, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. \"With the ability to share photos at your fingertips, the Memoir helps make those connections more meaningful by their immediacy.\"
The Memoir\'s full-touch virtual QWERTY keypad and multiple messaging capabilities, including text, multimedia messaging, instant messaging and e-mail, make staying connected quick and easy while on the go. The Memoir is complete with a music and video player and built-in Assisted GPS navigation, which allows customers to utilize location-based services including turn-by-turn directions. For hands-free use, the Memoir features stereo Bluetooth® technology, speakerphone and voice-activated dialing.
\"This is the camera phone that will make people want to leave their digital camera at home,\" said Bill Ogle, Chief Marketing Officer for Samsung Mobile. \"When you combine the Memoir\'s imaging capabilities, customizable menus and music player, not only is it a great phone, but the entertainment possibilities are unlimited.\"
Looks pretty hot
eaked pictures below show that the Samsung Acme has a sleek and stylish exterior which has been taken from its bigger brother, the Samsung Omnia.
It is rumoured that it will include a 8 megapixel touchscreen cameraphone, which is no surprise for Samsung's standards. As well as attracting the click happy bunch, it also includes GPS, HDMI, WiFi, 3.5mm socket, is DNLA and DivX compatible and offers HD recording. It will come in 8GB and 16GB versions and is expected to be a bit on the pricey side.
Now, the specs sound all to familiar to its predecessor the Samsung Omnia, except for its memory boosting option of 16GB, so it comes at no shock that the some mobile phone experts have already been comparing it to the Apple iPhone. Apart from a few differences I can definitely see the similarities, however only time will tell when this is released to see how it stacks up to its rival.
When we check out the front of the candybar, we can see that the device has a high Samsung Pixon proportion. The device is about the same size, at least it looks like that, and also a touchscreen. Almost all touchscreens look like this of course, but it is not very innovative.
The new unknown device will be equipped with all possibilities that we expect of a high-end device: good camera, musicplayer, internet and of course calling and sending messages. The device will be equipped with a renewed version of Samsung's Touch UI. This interface clearly got a little more mature and it received neater symbols. What the other changes will be is unknown for now.
The camera may be the most important thing on this device, this will probably be the first one with an eight megapixel camera and Xenon flash. The camera lens is automatically opened as soon as the camera is started via the menu or the quick key at the side of the device. Internet support will probably consist of UMTS, HSDPA and WiFi support.
The device will soon come to the Korean market with the name Samsung SCH S740 and nickname "Haptic 3". Whether the device will also come to Europe is unknown at this point, certainty about the specifications is also something that cannot be given. We might see the device again at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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Within a few days after its release, Instinct became the fastest-selling EVDO handset in Sprint history. Instinct accounted for more than one-fifth of all Sprint handsets being sold during the first two weeks of availability and continued to sell at a record pace through the 2008 holiday season. Instinct users consume data at a rate of approximately five times more than any other Sprint device, especially music and other downloads, text messaging and GPS navigation.
"Instinct has been a great success for us from both a sales and innovation perspective," said Kevin Packingham, Sprint SVP of Product Development. "We are thrilled with our customer's response to this dynamic, well-integrated and easy-to-use wireless phone. Bringing the price under $100 will make it even more accessible to customers who want the best of Sprint's 3G network on a powerful touchscreen device."
Much of the success of Instinct can be attributed to its industry-leading features including Visual Voicemail, allowing users to listen to messages in their order of preference and manage them with a simple tap of the screen. Additional features include advanced stereo Bluetooth(R) 2.0, SMS voice and text messaging with threaded text, a true HTML Web experience, picture caller ID, a 2.0 megapixel camera with camcorder, haptic feedback and expandable microSD memory of up to 8GB.
Instinct users recently gained access to corporate calendar functionality on Instinct at no additional charge. Sprint Mobile Email Work, which already provided access to corporate email and contacts, allows Instinct users to view and update their work calendar, create and delete appointments and more, right on their phone from Microsoft Exchange Server 2000, 2003 or 2007 accounts, or IBM Lotus Domino accounts.
Instinct was named "Best in Show" in the third annual Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Award competition in April at CTIA Wireless 2008. Instinct was also honored as "Most Innovative Product at CTIA Wireless 2008" by the editors of LAPTOP, a leading mobile technology magazine. CNET also recognized Instinct as the "Best Cell Phone" in its annual Cream of the Crop CTIA 2008 awards. Several nationally recognized news organizations, including CNET, named Instinct one of the best wireless phones of 2008.
The Samsung i8510 (innov8) is a slider, packing an 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, and those special camera features that I am wanting - digital image stabilization, facial recognition, etc. It also sports WiFi, a built-in GPS receiver, microSD card slot, and S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2, for the full package.
This is especially cool because of Samsung's carrier relationships in the United States. Whereas Nokia struggles with AT&T and T-Mobile lately, Samsung has built a reputation with the U.S. carriers as the manufacturer who will help launch new products. With AT&T, Samsung was one of the launch phones for PTT, 3G, music phones (at least in marketing), and is a popular brand, if you look at AT&T's current lineup.
Having a Samsung with S60 inside such as the i8510 hit the U.S. market is also sure to spur Nokia on, as the company continuously pays lip service to the U.S. market. I'm extremely excited to see another of the S60 licensees using their license to its fullest, and give Nokia some healthy competition in the smartphone arena. Perhaps we'll even see a NAM 3G version of the Samsung i7110, with its solid build and OLED display!