updated 02:10 pm EDT, Tue July 10, 2007
Samsung Mobile became second company today to offer a YouTube device in the form of its new L760 phone. Nicknamed the "Mobile Blog" phone, the slider comes preloaded with upload tools for YouTube as well as other sites such as Ublog and Buzznet. This lets moblog writers and other bloggers quickly post photos or videos directly to the web using its built-in Internet access. Appropriately, the phone packs a 2-megapixel rear camera, a smaller front camera for personal blogging, and a microSD slot for storing movies on the road.
Extra features loaded into the device include an MP3 player suite with an FM radio as a fallback and Bluetooth for headsets and wireless sync. Samsung has not mentioned which GSM networks the phone will support but intends to release the phone this month in Germany and Spain, suggesting that it may be a tri-band device with UMTS for mobile data that is unlikely to cross over to North America. Other European nations will get the phone at a later date and may rely on Vodafone as a provider.