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Samsung release i300 music phone - The phone sports a 1.3megapixel camera, an MP3 player and 3Gb of storage.
The new music phone from Samsung Mobile and O2, the Samsung i300, is available in stores. Samsungs Smartphone, based on Microsoft Windows Mobile, is equipped with easy-to-use Windows Media Player has an integrated 3GB hard drive, making it the first of its kind in Europe.
Exclusive to the O2 network in the UK, the Samsung i300 combines a phone, digital camera, Windows Media player and email client, replacing the need for separate devices and providing a truly converged mobile solution for fantastic music performance with world-class phone features.
Music enthusiasts are able to store up to 1000 music files on the phones 3GB hard drive. Powered by Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 and Windows Mobile software, the Samsung i300 provides consumers with a highly-compatible and familiar platform for downloading, managing and storing files from their PCs onto their i300 handsets. With high-quality dual stereo speakers and scroll-wheel navigation, the Samsung i300 can also be used on the go with a pair of stereo Bluetooth headphones.
Window Mobile enables users to easily communicate with friends, family or colleagues via instant message through MSN Messenger, via SMS and MMS or via email through Outlook. Plug & Play features allow users to quickly share contacts and calendar information between Outlook on their computers and on Samsung i300s, or to use the phone as a 3GB hard disk, enabling the backup of critical files and data on their PC.
Featuring a 1.3 megapixel camera with flash, and a Micro SD external memory option, photography buffs can take advantage of the phones superior digital still and video recording capabilities. Users can record, send, and receive still photographs and video clips instantaneously, whenever and wherever they desire.
As convergence technologies come to the forefront of phone innovation, the i300 provides a music phone with a familiar interface, compatible with Windows on a PC, to allow users to carry their music library with them. Samsung, Microsoft and O2 have worked together to bring the Samsung i300 to market - a converged device which drives ahead their digital strategy to meet consumer desires to acquire, consume and share digital media.
Samsung is proud to be working in partnership with O2 and Microsoft. The collaboration of network operator, hardware and software vendor has helped us bring to market a device that delivers mass-music capabilities and sound quality through a familiar interface, and which is compatible with the worlds most commonly used operating system, said Mark Mitchinson, Director, Samsung Mobile UK. The Samsung i300 music phone not only catapults Samsung into the music and entertainment industry, but provides consumers with a more efficient, cost-effective and accessible solution to their combined mobile and multi-media needs.
The Samsung i300 is a crucial addition to our portfolio of music and multi-media phones and is an important step in the development of mobile music. O2 is committed to music and believes that it is important to offer customers a variety of ways to access and listen to music on the move. We also believe that this choice is essential to the growth of the mobile music market. said Ian Clarke, Head of Devices at O2. With the vast hard drive capacity, excellent sound quality and digital video and photo capabilities the i300 is a great must have for the year-end shopping list, and were pleased to have it available in time for Christmas. Its a fantastic device for users to access their audio and visual media on the go.