Samsung Announces World's First GSM TV Phone
Sep 17, 2003, 6:30 PM by (staff)
Samsung yesterday announced two new high-end phones for the U.S., including the world's first GSM phone with a built-in TV tuner. Both models are folder-style GSM 900/1900 phones with WAP 2.0, MIDP 2.0 Java, MMS, infrared and 40-chord polyphonic ringtones.
- SGH-P705: NTSC TV tuner with capture and send via MMS. High-resolution 262,000-color TFT main display and OLED outer display. Available November 2003.
- SGH-E715: Features VGA camera with flash, internal antenna, 65,000-color TFT main display, and large OLED outer display. Available with T-Mobile USA later this month.
Lumia 950 is Microsoft's Flagship Windows 10 Phone
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, its own flagship phones for its new OS, Windows 10. The phones support Windows Continuum for an optional full Windows Desktop experience when connected to a desktop monitor.
Energizer Power Max P600S Has 2:1 Display, Huge Battery
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E Ink Reveals Full-Color ePaper Display
E Ink today announced Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP), which is a full-color reflective display. E Ink says this is the first time an electrophoretic display can produce color in every pixel without the use of a color filter array.
LG Turning to OLED for V30's FullVision Display
LG today said its "next flagship smartphone" — widely believed to be the V30 — will be the first to adopt a plastic OLED FullVision display. LG has used plastic OLED before, notably on the 2015 Flex 2, which was in fact curved and flexible.
LG Terra, Flip World Phone, Lands On Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless recently added the LG Terra to its lineup of basic feature phones. The Terra is a flip phone that runs a simple operating system with features such as text-to-speech for listening to text messages and photo ID for identifying incoming calls.