by CIO Staff

Samsung Releases GSM Wi-Fi Phone

Jul 18, 20061 min

Samsung Electronics has released its first commercial mobile handset that can switch between cellular and wireless LAN networks, the company said Tuesday.

The SGH-P200 combines Global System for Mobile Communications with 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and supports both voice and data calls, the South Korean cell phone maker said. It expects users to make calls over Wi-Fi at home or in cafes and switch to the cell phone network where no wireless LAN coverage exists.

Samsung SGH-P200
Samsung SGH-P200

Features of the slider-type handset include a 1.3-megapixel camera, MPEG4/H.263 video player, MP3/AAC/AAC+ music player, document viewer and PictBridge printing. The handset measures 95 by 44 by 22.5 millimeters and weighs 95 grams.

It is available now in Italy and will be launched in other European countries soon, Samsung said. Pricing information was not available.

-Martyn Williams, IDG News Service (Tokyo Bureau)

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