Samsung Electronics, a producer of cell phones and other devices, on Tuesday said its new SGH-i320 smartphone will hit the European market sometime in July, and it will feature a QWERTY keyboard, or a small keyboard similar to those used with personal computers, according to the company’s July 4 release on Newswire.com.
Samsung’s i320, which measures 11.5 millimeters in diameter and weighs roughly 95 grams, is meant for users looking to employ their phones to visit chat rooms, perform various e-mail functions and send instant messages, all with a simple-to-use keyboard.
The i320 runs on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile Smartphone Operating System, according to the release, and also contains an instant-messaging program and “mobile mail” capabilities that enable users to send and receive various multimedia messages, from video mail to music e-cards, according to the release.
The phone features a 2.2-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) and a 1.3-megapixel digital camera, as well as Bluetooth capability and dual speakers.
President of Samsung’s Telecommunications Network Business Kitae Lee said, “The trend and popularity of slim phones will be carried over to the smartphone market. Samsung will lead the trend of smartphones by combining its cutting-edge technology and sleek ultra-slim designs.”
The SGH-i320 will be available in parts of Europe in July, and the smartphone will be offered in the remaining European areas, as well as Southeast Asia, “soon,” according to the release.