Samsung today announced two phones with a screen and controls on each side. The New Ultra Edition Music and Video each have a small screen and traditional phone keypad on one side, and a large screen and media controls on the other. Both phones feature tri-band (900/1800/1900) GSM/EDGE, 2 Megapixel cameras, MicroSD slots, stereo Bluetooth and a new media controller with a "sweeping touch" interface. The Ultra Music has 100 MB memory, FM radio and 176 x 220 screen on the media player side in a package 9.5mm thick. The Ultra Video adds UMTS 2100 and features 400 MB memory, a QVGA screen on the media side, MP4 and DIVX video playback and a hinged design that allow the screen to be tilted up for viewing on a table or desk. The Ultra Video is also a slim bar style phone only 10.7mm thick.
I went to a Samsung vendor show and the rep actually had one of these to show! This phone is as slim as they come concidering all that it does. I have already set aside the money to get it from the vendor pre-release to the consumer market! As always, the battery life is not the greatest simply because battery technology has not kept up with phone size but other than that an efficient phone! The phone part is on one side, which is set up similarly to their slide model that Verizon carries, and the media functions are on the basically like the chocholate, touch screen and they both have lock features as well as specialized accessories! The cases are made so you can protect both sides or use one side at a time, and the lock feature is activate... (continues)
A couple months back I saw the CDMA version of this phone dubbed "the flipper." Supposed to be Sprint exclusive from what the Samsung rep told me. Slated for launch Q1 or Q2 of '07. We'll see what happens.
Its missing the 850 band which means it wont work with cingulars network in many parts of new england. Cingular in Conneticut(USA)for example only uses the 850 band, where as T-MO uses the 1900 band primarily. I think the northeast is still one of the largest regions as far as subscribers go for any of the 4 majors, hence I doubt cingular would pick up a phone which wouldnt work there lol.
but think about it when that beautiful device comes to US it might change!!! you never know!! like the Samsung SYNC originally in europe it's only tri-band but when it came to U.S. they made it as QUAD-BAND w/ 850!!! so you never kknow~ but all the p... (continues)
that antenna is for DMB!!! that phone is a TV receiver to you know... in korea they watch TV with their cell phone real nice and clear... anywhere and i think europe is starting one too so that ANTENNA is not a ornament guys.... you guys need so... (continues)
Interesting that in all the pictures on the site they don't show the other side of the "phone". To me it looks like Samsung just released a new MP3 player and a PMP...I'd like to see how this is an actual "phone".
WOW, wow....that thing is sick. Thin, with 2 screens on it, back and forth. This is just the start of the insanity of phone technology where going to start seeing. Thank god for those new thin screen that came out. I would buy that phone if it was on verizon. That looks really compact and doubles for the mp3 player and radio. Nice nice nice. Cant wait to see a live model of it.
omg i saw the crazist phone out there. go to the full story link on this phone, and it will bring you to the site. There will be other phones there. look at the p9000. i almost peed my pants from the insanity, its a mini computer with windows xp and a 30gb harddrive. Samsung is coming out with some crazy stuff soon 🙂 gj guys