updated 02:15 pm EDT, Thu April 26, 2007
Samsung Ultra 5.9 Ships
Samsung today at last released the Ultra 5.9, also known as the C210. Introduced as far back as January, the phone still delivers on its record-setting, namesake 5.9mm (0.23-inch) thickness though has made a slight sacrifice in camera quality compared to the original plans: a 2-megapixel sensor replaces the ambitious 3.2-megapixel version first set to appear in the wafer-like bar phone. Nevertheless, the design still finds room for Bluetooth, EVDO Internet, and 80MB of flash to store a modest amount of MP3 music.
The Ultra's first carrier will be Korea's SK Telecom, which is putting the phone on sale today for $430. A release in Europe is expected soon in GSM form with the upcoming U100, though whether either iteration of the phone will be available in North America hasn't been verified. [via AVING]