updated 04:50 pm EDT, Wed April 8, 2009
Samsung dual-SIM B5702
Samsung recently announced the upcoming release of its latest dual-SIM handset, the B5702. The quad-band handset can be used worldwide and has a dedicated LED light to indicate which of the two SIMs an incoming call is directed towards. Users can also customize ringtones, screensavers and themes dedicated to each SIM. A shortcut key on the side of the phone lets users switch from one SIM to the other without rebooting the phone.
The B5702 also has a web browser and ability to synchronize with e-mail accounts. Documents can also be viewed. The 50MB of built-in memory is supplanted with a microSD card slot, letting users add as much as 8GB of storage. Users are able to watch videos on the 2.4-inch, 320x240-pixel screen, and music playback is also supported. An FM radio tuner with RDS is integrated. There is a 3-megapixel camera built into the device, along with Bluetooth 2.1 support.
The Samsung B5702 will be launched in several markets in May before being released worldwide. Russia is one of them, and the handset there will cost the equivalent of $415.