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Samsung working on GPS handset

The i550 with Symbian S60

| GPS & Location News | Posted: Aug 1, 2007 8:40 am

Samsung is apparently working on a new handset with integrated GPS as part of its new line up of handsets that are expected to arrive late this year or early next year. The unofficial model name is i550 and it will also be using the Symbian S60 operating system. This is not the first time Samsung has developed a phone with Symbian as its OS, although it's not Samsungs main choice of OS for its handsets, unlike Nokia that almost exclusively uses Symbian.

 

The i550 is also meant to be a 3.5G handset with HSDPA, although it only supports speeds of up to 3.6Mbit. It's meant to have a 2.6-inch display which will hopefully have better than 240x320 resolution, 128MB of RAM and 150MB of ROM. The built in memory can be expanded via a microSD card slot and the phone features a mini USB connector.

 

 

The i550 should also come with a 3.2Megapixel camera with autofocus and flash. It should measure 115 x 53 x 13.8mm (HxWxD) and have a 1,200mAh battery. It looks pretty cool to us and it seems to have a track ball similar to that of the Blackberry Pearl, but it's hard to see if this is really what it is from the picture, it could simply just be a large joystick.

 

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