Samsung F490 Takes on the Apple iPhone

Samsung today unveiled the SGH-F490, a multimedia phone with a 3.2-inch, 16:9 wide full-touch screen and intuitive user interface for the European market. To support Internet browsing, the F490 embedded Google Search and optimized full browser for Web pages in both vertical and horizontal views.

"The Samsung F490 is the solution for consumers who want to use Internet wherever and whenever they want," said Geesung Choi, president, telecom business, Samsung. "F490 is not only a powerful multimedia device but also a stylish fashion item with sleek and charming design. We are proud to introduce this new innovative multimedia handset to global consumers." Via

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Samsung F490 Features and Specifications:

  • HSDPA 3.6 mbps/ UMTS/ EDGE (900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100)
  • 5 Megapixel Camera
  • 3.2″ 16:9 Wide Full Touch LCD (262K Colors)
  • Croix UI
  • Video Recording (MPEG4, QVGA@15fps)
  • Video Playback (WMV, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VGA@30fps)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 (A2DP+ AVRCP), USB 2.0 (High speed)
  • Google Search, NetFront 3.4 browser, Mail
  • MP3, AAC+, AAC+(e), WMA
  • OMA DRM v2.0, WMDRM, Multitasking
  • 130MB internal memory + micro SD
  • 115 X 53.5 X 11.8 mm
  • 102g


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