Samsung Shows Off Touch Screen WiMAX Phone for the US Market
Published on: 1st April 2009
Samsung Mobile has announced the upcoming availability of its WiMAX enabled mobile phone, the Samsung Mondi. The touch screen Mondi, which takes its name from the Latin word for "world," is designed for use with the Clearwire WiMAX network.
Mondi packs a full-featured web browser, powered by Opera 9.5, which takes full advantage of the device's 4.3-inch touch screen. To keep connected while on-the-go, Mondi offers location based services and instant access to social networking websites. It also supports various services including Fring, Gypsii, and MS Live Messenger.
"The Samsung Mondi is an important step toward our goal of bringing 4G network speeds and connectivity to people across the U.S.," said Bill Ogle, Chief Marketing Officer for Samsung Mobile. "The Mondi is a great match for people who want immediate access to the Web without having to sacrifice download speed and portability."
"The mobile broadband experience that the Mondi offers to Clear customers places the power of the open Internet in the palm of the hand," said Atish Gude, Chief Marketing Officer for Clearwire. "As our network grows across the US, we will continue to work with innovative device manufacturers to expand the mobile WiMAX device ecosystem and leverage the value that a 4G wireless Internet connection delivers."
Clearwire currently provides mobile WiMAX service in Portland, Ore. and Baltimore, MD. The company expects to bring the service to more than 80 markets by 2010. Some of the major markets expected to launch Clear service this year include Atlanta, Las Vegas, Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Honolulu, Philadelphia, and Seattle.
The Samsung Mondi includes the following features:
- Windows Mobile 6.1
- Microsoft Outlook and Windows Mobile Office
- WiMAX Mobile Internet Access
- Wi-Fi Access (BTv2.1+EDR)
- GPS: Route 66 Navigation with Preloaded Maps
- 4GB of Internal Memory
- Direct Push/Mobile Email (POP3, IMAP, SMTP)
- Supports Instant Messaging and MMS
- 3.0 Megapixel Camera and Camcorder
- Bluetooth 2.0
- Opera 9.5 Web Browser
- HDMI TV Out
- Supports Multiple Video and Audio Player Formats
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