Samsung launches new mobile WiMAX devices in Korea
Press release, June 7; Willie Teng, DIGITIMES [Monday 7 June 2010]
Samsung Electronics released three new mobile WiMAX (WiBro in Korea) devices, the SPH-M8100 WiBro smartphone, SPH-P9000 multimedia convergence device and SPH-H1200 USB Dongle.
The SPH-M8100 is a WiBro smartphone which offers wireless Internet, voice telephony and video telephony services through WiBro and CDMA 1x EV-DO. The slider phone boasts a 2.8-inch color touch screen display, a TV-out, an MMC card slot, and two cameras; a 2-megapixel camera and a VGA camera for video calls. It features T-DMB, Bluetooth with A2DP functionality, 128MB ROM/64MB RAM memory and Microsoft's latest view and edit functions.
The SPH-P9000 is a convergence device, capable of providing voice and multimedia data communications via WiBro. It comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, music player, VOD, and camera functions for multimedia entertainment.
The SPH-H1200 WiBro USB dongle allows users to access both WiBro and HSDPA services via an external peripheral device that connects to a USB port. For security purposes it ensures the use of a specific program can be accessed by authorized users only. Consumers in metropolitan areas can enjoy 13Mbps high-speed wireless Internet services at a more affordable price via WiBro. Users in less connected areas across the country can access wireless Internet services via HSDPA.
WiBro services are also available in southern suburbs of Seoul including 17 universities and four subway lines. Up until now, WiBro services have only been available in a few limited regions.