updated 08:45 am EDT, Mon October 23, 2006
Samsung A707 for Cingular
While Samsung's recent phones have been aimed at Korea, the company today unveiled an advanced phone meant specifically for the American carrier Cingular. Called the A707, the new flip-phone design is unique in the US for its blend of next-generation Internet access and music support. The device supports Cingular's HSDPA mobile broadband network -- a rarity, as most Cingular phones and coverage areas support only the slower EDGE format. As a music phone, the A707 is equally advanced through its dedicated music controls on the outer shell and the ability to play not only AAC, MP3, and RealAudio, but also WMA in protected and unprotected formats as well. This leaves the A707 as one of the few music phones capable of playing music bought from online stores such as Napster or URGE. A 2-megapixel camera and Bluetooth complement these features in what Samsung says is a very thin (0.69 inches) handset. Cingular hasn't officially announced availability for the A707, but should do so within the next few weeks.
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