Eye-Catching Handsets Bring Full-Track Music Download Power and Live Broadcast Television to the Palm of Your Hand
Sprint And Samsung Introduce Two Powerful Multimedia Phones In Time For The Holiday Season.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. and DALLAS, Texas — 11/29/2005, Sprint (NYSE: S) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today introduced two new handsets – the Sprint Power Vision((SM)) Phone MM-A920 by Samsung(r) and the Sprint Power Vision(SM) Phone MM-A900 by Samsung(r). Harnessing the speed of Sprint’s Power Vision(SM) EVDO network, Samsung’s MM-A900 and MM-A920 handsets enable customers to access the latest news, music and entertainment content at broadband-like speeds.
New services supported by both the MM-A900 and the MM-A920 include the newly announced Sprint Music Store(SM), which allows users to immediately buy and download complete songs directly to their phone; 30 channels of live and on demand video and audio from Sprint TV(SM) and On Demand, a personalized resource guide to news, traffic, weather, sports and entertainment. “The MM-A900 and MM-A920 offer great-looking design with the ability to download a rich selection of content directly to the phone. Features like external music-navigation keys make these phones both functional and attractive,” said Jeff Hallock, vice president of product marketing and marketing strategy for Sprint. “With services that are unrivaled in the industry, these handsets are sure to be at the top of many holiday wish lists.”
The MM-A920, with its embedded music player and external music navigation controls, provides access to thousands of songs for instant download and easy access. With an expansion slot that houses up to 512MB of TransFLASH memory, the MM-A920 allows music lovers to easily store and transfer their favorite tunes, images and videos.
Measuring just over a half-inch thick, the ultra-compact MM-A900 is the thinnest Power Vision phone available from Sprint. Made of magnesium, a lightweight metal, the handset’s unique look and feel will delight the fashion-conscious user. In addition, the sleek handset’s large, crisp display and stereo speakers are ideal for watching live TV with full-motion video with vivid sound.
Both phones include numerous powerful features including:
* 1.3 mega-pixel camera/camcorder with a flash and zoom
* PictBridge-enabled printing capabilities
* Bluetooth(r) wireless technology for hands-free connectivity
* Phone-as-modem capabilities
“With more Sprint Power Vision phones than any other manufacturer, Samsung caps 2005 with its most impressive portfolio of multimedia phones to date,” said Peter Skarzynski senior vice president for Samsung. “The MM-A900 and MM-A920 are a perfect complement to Sprint’s powerful EVDO network.”
The MM-A900 and MM-A920 will be available on Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 and respectively in Sprint stores or at www.sprint.com at a retail price of $349 before available rebates. Additional information on Sprint Power Vision packages and pricing is also available at www.sprint.com.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business and government customers. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks offering industry leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com/mr.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, L.P., a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., researches, markets and develops wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, see STA’s website at www.samsung.com/wireless.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 123,000 people in 93 offices in 48 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 brands, Samsung Electronics is the world’s largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
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