Samsung announces I7110 based on Symbian OS
LONDON, United Kingdom - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd and Symbian Limited today announced the I7110, the latest Samsung smartphone based on S60 and Symbian OS™, being showcased at the Symbian Smartphone Show in London, 21-22 October.
Samsung I7110 is a slim and sleek bar type smartphone, 12.9mm thick and including HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity. Based on Symbian OS v9.3, the I7110 is optimised for convergence with performance and feature enhancements, bringing the highest level of power efficiency and platform security. Also based on S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2, users can choose from thousands of applications from the S60 applications library and have access to their favourites by using dedicated hot keys.
With powerful multimedia technology, the Samsung I7110 provides the user with seamless multimedia power play. It offers features such as a 2.6” AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) screen, enhancing advanced navigation, multimedia and connectivity, and boasts geo-tagging and navigation capabilities in pedestrian and driving modes – the FM transmitter offers drivers to receive the voice navigation guide via car speakers. It offers a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash as well as advanced video recording and play features. Supports for multi-codec formats including DivX save users from time consuming video file conversion.
Geesung Choi, President of Samsung’s Telecommunications Network Business, said, “The introduction of I7110, Samsung’s latest Symbian OS-based smartphone, is a testament to our strategic focus on the open OS phone portfolio. With a strong partnership with Symbian and our increased momentum in the smartphone market, Samsung will continue to offer a wide selection of mobile phones meeting the needs and lifestyles of today’s consumers.”
Nigel Clifford, Chief Executive Officer, Symbian, said, "We are excited to welcome the latest Samsung smartphone to the Symbian device portfolio. The I7110’s stylish design and advanced functionality combines the very best of easy-to-use mobile information and entertainment services with the highest level of power efficiency and reliability from Symbian OS.”
The Samsung I7110 will be available in selected regions from November 2008.
About Samsung Electronics Ltd
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$103.4 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of four main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, and Telecommunication Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Symbian Limited
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses Symbian OS, the market-leading open operating system for mobile phones.
Symbian licenses Symbian OS to the world’s leading handset manufacturers and has built close co-operative business relationships with leading companies across the mobile industry. During Q1 2008, 18.5 million Symbian mobile phones were sold worldwide to over 250 major network operators, bringing the total number of units shipped up to 31 March 2008 to 206 million.
Symbian has its headquarters in London, with offices in Cambridge, United Kingdom, China, India, Japan, Korea and United States. For more information, please visit www.symbian.com.
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