Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have both announced new cell phone handsets compatible with the fast high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) data download services beginning in South Korea.Samsung\u2019s handset is the SCH-W2100 slider. It supports HSDPA up to 1.8Mbps and has a built-in tuner for South Korea\u2019s terrestrial digital broadcasting service. There\u2019s a 2-megapixel camera with auto focus, MP3 player, text to speech, a file viewer and TV-out function. It\u2019s available now and costs about 700,000 won (US$739).\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSCH-W2100 PhoneLG has two handsets, both of which are also sliders. The KH1000 is similar to the Samsung phone in that the screen slides upward to reveal a small keyboard. With the SH100, users first need rotate the phone through clockwise through 90 degrees and then slide the screen upward to reveal the keyboard. This has the advantage of allowing for a slightly longer keyboard than the other KH1000.The three phones are initially for the South Korean domestic market only.-Martyn Williams, IDG News Service (Tokyo Bureau)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nKH1000 HSPDA PhoneRelated Link:\n\nSamsung Unveils 3 New Super-Slim Mobile PhonesCheck out our CIO News Alerts and Tech Informer pages for more updated news coverage.