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Verizon launches the Samsung SCG-a790, GSM/CDMA mobile phone

Posted on 2-Sep-2004 21:16 | Filed under: News


Verizon launches the Samsung SCG-a790, GSM/CDMA mobile phone
World travellers can now use a trully global phone. With dual system, Verizon is marketing the Samsung SCH-a790 as an alternative to users who want to roam on its partner Vodafone's vast GSM network around the world. This quad band phone is the first phone to incorporate CDMA and GSM technology in the same device. The mobile phone is available exclusively through Verizon Wireless.

The phone comes with a built-in digital camera and include MMS capabilities, plus access to Verizon's own mobile content service, Get It Now.

With two screns, including an internal LCD capable of showing 260,000 colors and a 65,000-color external screen used for picture caller ID and clock. The phone also includes advanced voice recognition technology that allows consumers to use their natural voice to dial phone numbers and launch phone applications with no prior training.

The a790 uses QUALCOMM�s MSM6300TM chipset solution for global roaming between GSM and CDMA2000 1X networks.

The Samsung a790 is available in the US for US$349.99 with a two-year contract.