Samsung introduces four Mobile WiMAX devices into the Korean market.
The line-up includes the PDA style SPH-M8200, the mobile convergence device SPH-P9200 (photo), and two USB modem type devices: SPH-H1300 and SWT-200K.
All four Mobile WiMAX devices are currently available through Korea Telecom(KT)'s Mobile WiMAX network.
The Samsung SPH-P9200 is the true convergence device capable of voice and multimedia data communications through Mobile WiMAX technology. It supports voice, video-telephony calls, Mobile WiMAX, HSDPA, and Wi-Fi. The SPH-P9200 has implemented a foldable device increasing mobility with a touch mouse function to increase usability. Users are able to run applications such as MP3, VOD, and games without folding out the keyboard.
The Samsung SPH-H1300 and SWT-H200K are USB type modems which can be connected to laptops for quick use of Mobile WiMAX technology. With the swivel type design, users can comfortably plug in the USB and automatically connect to PC programs.
The Samsung SPH-M8200 is a PDA type Mobile WiMAX device which supports Mobile WiMAX and CDMA EV-DO connectivity. The bar type device is 16.6mm thick and has enhanced usability with a full touch screen. It supports Terrestrial DMB, Bluetooth, file viewer, and enhanced UCC related functions such as video editor and background music.
Samsung was the first company to launch Mobile WiMAX commercial services in Korea. Korea Telecom (KT), the largest fixed line operator, and SKT, the largest mobile operator, in Korea have been offering commercial Mobile WiMAX services since June 2006 and currently there are over 83,000 subscribers who enjoy multimedia communications on the move in the Seoul metropolitan area.
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