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FCC Green-lights Samsung A990

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Apr 14, 2006, 3:20 PM   by (staff)

updated  The FCC today approved the Samsung SCH-A990, a new flagship CDMA EVDO phone destined for Verizon Wireless. The A990 is based on the SGH-Z710, Samsung's current top-end 3G phone for Europe. Like the Z710, the A990 features a twisting display, 3.2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, microSD memory card slot, color external display, and an internal antenna. The Z710 also features an auto-focus lens and QVGA display; although the FCC documents made available today are light on details, it seems likely the A990 will inherit these features as well. Phone Scoop has confirmed that the A990 is intended for Verizon Wireless.

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Jul 20, 2006, 9:24 PM


WOW! What an awesome piece of equipment! Finally, a great phone AND great camera in one nice package!
This phone just feels good in your hand. It is a great fit around your face when talking on the handset. The speakerphone is super loud...enough volume to be able to hear someone while driving down a freeway.
And the camera...fantastic! Of course, my daughter just bought a compact Nikon 6.0 megapixel camera and it takes awesome shots...BUT...she doesn't have a phone on it!
The A990 camera is 3.2 mp, and is wonderful, PRINTABLE quality. It even has autofocus...which will take just a little getting used to, but worth it!
Yes, the A990 is a little pricey, but have you seen what just that quality camera sells for without a phone?
This phone...

May 23, 2006, 3:33 PM

Samsung SGH-Z710 review

Since the A990 is based on the Z710 in Europe, we can find out alot by this review.
http://www.mobile-review.com/review/samsung-z710-cam ... »
It goes into alot of detail with regards to the 3.2MP camera.
I can't wait for this baby. Hopefully by Christmas!

Apr 14, 2006, 6:18 PM

Samsung A990

This IS a HOT phone, but as usual, since Verizon Wireless will be getting this phone, we all know darn-well that all the good features will either be crippled or not as featured-packed as expected!

It would be nice though to have everything on it and working!

If someone complains about VZW service, and there is no one around, do they make a sound?

They aren't listening. I mentioned this to a rep, and they just ignored me.

When they lose enough customers, they will realize what they are doing.
Why is it that anytime there is a thread that mentions a phone destined for VzW, a service destined for VzW, or has a word that starts with the letter "V" in it, all the crazies come out and start griping about Bluetooth? Get over it. You don't like...

Apr 24, 2006, 11:08 AM

Stereo speakers?

Anyone know (or can tell by the pictures) if the A990/Z710 has stereo speakers (like the LG VX8000/8100/8300 have)?
i saw some pictures of a review of the phone and it has 2 speakers on each side of the phone it looks like, so yes it has stereo speakers

http://www.mobile-review.com/review/samsung-z710-cam ... »

Apr 23, 2006, 6:41 AM

The real issue

3.2 MP sounds great.
but the real question is, will the flip snap off every two weeks??? or will it get loose every two weeks like the old a610? i love samsung stuff in general but i'm not a fan of the swivel display.

Apr 14, 2006, 5:06 PM

me want !!help!!!

Evil or Very Mad ok so i know this is probably not gonna get me anyhwhere but i figured you guys might know somthing i do not. i want this phone!!when it comes out do i half to pay full price..[i have the vx-8100 and hate it] plus i do have abouta year on my contract..a friend of my mentioned a "merits program that might help me get a deal??? any advice would be great. thanks ahead of time!!!!
no prob, this phone will probably take a year to get released Laughing
The Merits program is available only in VZWs Midwest area (OH, MI, IL, etc) and is available to you based on your price plan and length of service. If you qualify, you will get a mailer.

It does give you earlier upgrade (discounted) pricing, among...
since this has turned into an employee discussion. we have merit customers in the northeast(I2K) it gets the cust 25% off accessories, free activation on add on lines, and free phone book transfers. it does not however have any bearing on upgrades tha...

Apr 17, 2006, 4:53 PM


is the question

Apr 15, 2006, 8:08 AM

Would you sign a 3 year contract for this phone?

Very Happy
Some of these new phones are getting to look like the old Motorola BRICK phones!
Bigger with more CRAP isn't better!

The term "high end" in reference to phones has been really bastardized to mean packing more non phone stuff into one bulgi...

Apr 15, 2006, 12:21 PM

like the design

But it looks huge.

My experience has been the larger the phone, less it is accepted, no matter what features it has.

This is the non-smart phone market.
The handset is actually very light and compact. It is only 20mm thick, making it almost SLIM.
It's not huge.

Samsung incorporated a lot of the same space-saving features they use on their RAZR clones, like an ultra-slim keypad. Of course that doesn't make it RAZR-size; it's simply a normal-size phone. It just has a lot of extra features wit...
Yeah i guess it looks farely big, but the z710 pics make it look not to bulky at all, and there pretty much the same.. I think its a great phone with all those features, especially the QVGA screen, and ofcourse 3.2 mp... i'd def dish out the extra bee...

Apr 14, 2006, 7:30 PM

Better than VX8300/VX8400

It looks like this may be better than the VX8300/VX8400.
It is better, the 8300 is basically a slimmer more affordable version of the 8100. It doesn't have a 3MP camera or the QVGA display. The A990 is a high end phone where the 8300 is probably going to fall into the upper end of the mid tier at Verizon.

Apr 15, 2006, 10:41 AM

gsm version is available

i just got the gsm version of the a990
which is called P850
it has the memeory slot, along with 3.2 megapixal. The korean version of this has the
5.0 megapixal, i think thats the only difference in the phone..

the picture quality is very good..
sound quality is great as well
i give it a 8 point out of 10
dude learn to spell. MegapixEl
The P850 is a different phone than the Z710. Similar form factor and features, but the Z710 and A990 are smaller and sleeker.

Apr 14, 2006, 4:10 PM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

I think it's butt ugly nice to see a QVGA display but still look at the camera lens, NO Thanks
Lenses have to get larger to get better results with the larger megapixel rating. It's a lens similar to what SE is using. Unfortunately if it goes to vzw it'll be a lamborghini with the guts of a ford focus thanks to verizons crippling ui.
lol I didn't see that last picture I think it was added before I commented on it. At least you can cover the lens up it's still ugly tho

Apr 14, 2006, 5:01 PM

i just wet myself


Apr 14, 2006, 3:55 PM


Bring it! Verizon Wireless is in desperate need of hot new handsets, hopefully they can get more. It's not for lack of cool CDMA pieces (just look at Korea).
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