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SAMSUNG Launches the Unlicensed Mobile Access Phone


Samsung leads the next generation fixed-mobile convergence technology by introducing the world’s first commercial UMA phone

SEOUL, KOREA, July 18th, 2006: SEOUL, KOREA, July 18th, 2006 -Samsung launched Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) phone (model: SGH-P200) in Italian market. It is the world’s first commercial mobile phone to which UMA technology is applied.

UMA is a next-generation fixed-mobile convergence technology standard which allows for seamless handover between cellular networks and fixed IP networks (hot spots). Handsets with UMA technology allow free voice and data communication both in mobile and fixed modes.

Samsung’s UMA Phone (P200) allow free switching between cellular networks such as GSM, GPRS, EDGE and wireless LAN networks (WiFi), offering seamless connectivity.

The UMA phone thus has far greater mobility, compared to existing WiFi phones that can be used in a limited manner, only in hot spot areas.

For instance, with the UMA phone, high-speed large-capacity data communication or VoIP is possible though WiFi in places installed with hot spots such as at home and schools and in places without WiFi, the cellular network is used instead.

The P200 also comes in a sophisticated slide-up design as well as cutting-edge features including 1.3 mega pixel camera, a camcorder, multimedia messaging system (MMS), MP3 and file viewer functions.

“Samsung is proud to introduce the first Unlicensed Mobile Access phone into the market. We will continue to introduce innovative products and lead the next generation fixed-mobile convergence technology.” said Kitae Lee, president of Samsung’s Telecommunication Network Business.

The launch of Samsung’s UMA phone will follow in other European countries soon.

Samsung’s UMA Phone (SGH-P200) Specification
Standard: GSM / GRPS/EDGE, UMA, WiFi (802.11 b/g)
Camera: 1.3 Megapixel Camera with flash
Display: 1.9" 176x220 262K Color TFT
Video Playing (MPEG4 / H.263)
Music Player (MP3 / AAC / ACC+)
Pictbridge, USB
Document Viewer
Memory: 80MB embedded
Size: 95 x 44 x 22.5 mm
Weight: 95g

* Specifications are subject to change without notice.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 120 offices in 57 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 global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs.
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