Samsung Electronics and Microsoft have launched the Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0, with HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) support.
Measuring only 11.8mm and weighing a mere 99g, the Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 also sports a full QWERTY key board.
In addition to supporting the HSDPA network for faster data transfer speeds, it also allows communications through high-speed connectivity via Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) and Bluetooth 2.0 EDR. The device comes with 64MB RAM and 128MB ROM for storage, but memory can be expanded through a microSD memory slot.
A key feature of the Ultra Messaging i600 is its QWERTY keyboard with wheel key, designed for composing messages or e-mails. In addition to this, the customised thumbwheel makes navigation simpler.
Running on Windows Mobile 5.0 with Direct Push Technology, the Ultra Messaging i600 instantly updates the mobile versions of Microsoft Office Outlook's Email, Calendar, Contacts and Tasks when synchronised with Exchange Server 2003 SP2. In addition to its push email capability, users can view Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and image formats including BMP, JPEG and GIF with Picsel Viewer.
With two integrated digital cameras (1.3 megapixels in the back and VGA in the front), users can also conduct 3G video calls from the phone.
Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 users can listen to stereo-quality music and view high quality video clips with Windows Media Player 10 Mobile and a Bluetooth stereo headset. It is also possible to browse websites with its Internet Explorer Mobile program. The Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 also includes a speakerphone, built-in voice recognition and support for a 1.3 megapixel digital camera that can record video.
Built-in Pocket MSN offers consumers a separate Inbox for Hotmail messages on their device. They will also be able to view their buddy list and chat instantly with their contacts, whenever and wherever they want.