Up close with Cricket’s giant Samsung Messager

By Chris Ziegler, Engadget

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We got some video of the world’s largest functional cellphone (so says Guinness) in action, and apart from the three-second battery life, everything about this arrangement seems practical for retail sale (we kid — it’d take a grid of Prius battery packs to keep this thing alive). Go check out the massive mess of circuitry over on Engadget Mobile — or are those just tiny people? You decide!

World’s largest cell phone unveiled by Samsung in Chicago

Via, Iamrajendra

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While other players are looking to take a few more millimeters off their handsets, Samsung has done a complete 360 and produced the world’s largest cell phone, which can be seen (and used for free) at Fidelity Plaza, Chicago. Modeled around the r450 Messager that saw a release last August, this is an attempt by Samsung in collaboration with Cricket to nab the largest “working” cell phone record in the Guiness Book of Records, which measures a ginormous 15 feet wide by 13 feet tall. Drop by and make a call for free on this giant if you are in the vicinity, as you may never get an opportunity to do it again.

Samsung quietly introduces Q2 digital media player

By Jenn K. Lee, Pocketables

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Why is Samsung sneaking new products onto its website without telling anyone about them? Last week it was the less-than-thrilling Q1EX UMPC and today it’s the 8GB and 16GB Q2 (YP-Q2) digital media players.

Frankly, I’m not sure what Samsung was thinking with this one, as it’s basically nothing more than 1) a larger, higher capacity S3 with a 2.4-inch QVGA display or 2) a YP-Q1 in a different body. Other than a reported 50-hour audio battery life, I’m sorry to say that the Q2 doesn’t have much going for it.

Maybe that’s why Samsung is trying to keep it quiet. I only came across it today because I’m working on my Samsung P3 and Q1 reviews and went to check the company’s official US website for good measure. Instead of finding information about those players, I found the new and unreleased Q2 instead.

Vodafone UK to Launch Samsung Ultra-Touch S8300 on March 19

Via, Iamrajendra

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Samsung Ultra-Touch S8300 is one of the most promising phones announced by Samsung this year. It has a 2.8 inch WQVGA touchscreen AMOLED display, 3G support, an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and video recording, A-GPS, FM radio, 80MB of internal memory upgradeable to 16GB via microSD and lots of other interesting features. But you already knew that, didn’t you? What you don’t know is that the slider will be launched by Vodafone UK on March 19 and it will be called the Tocco Ultra Edition.

Samsung S5230 and S5600 Full-Touch Phones

By Brian, Mobilewhack

Samsung launches two new full-touch mobile phones in the S5600 and the S5230. With these latest products, Samsung is able to enhance its position as a leading player in the hugely popular touch screen mobile market.

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Samsung S5600

The Samsung S5600 attracts style-conscious users with its slim and compact design. Boasting sophisticated design, the phone is packed with multimedia features that enable its users to enjoy unique mobile experiences.

Equipped with a 2.8-inch QVGA full-touch screen, Samsung S5600 adopted the TouchWiz User Interface, designed to customize and personalize the way you use your phone. Mobile widgets can be dragged and placed on the screen for one-click access to your favorite applications. Full Internet browsing support with an accelerometer sensor for auto-rotation also gives users exciting mobile Internet experiences via 7.2 Mbps connectivity.

Samsung S5600 will be available in European countries from May.

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Samsung S5230

Samsung S5230 comes with the latest multimedia features in a slim and compact body that measures a mere 11.9mm. Adopting a 3.0-inch WQVGA full-touch screen and Samsung’s TouchWiz User Interface with Mobile Widgets, the phone enables its users to enjoy their mobile easily and intuitively. Using “Photo Contact,” users can call a contact by simply touching an appointed image.

The S5230 boasts various multimedia features including a 3 mega-pixel camera and video recording supporting QVGA@15fps. It supports multi-format and DNSe for ease of use and better sound quality. The phone also features music recognition using Shazam’s “Find Music” service. To enjoy various multimedia content, S5230 supports 50MB memory capacity with an external memory slot up to 8GB.

Samsung S5230 will be available in France and other European countries from April.

Samsung SGH-480 Phone

By Brian, Mobilewhack.com

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Samsung offers a new kind of phone in the Samsung SGH-480 Phone. This phone boasts of

• 5 megapixel CMOS camera auto-focus image and video stabilization
• 2.8″ TFT full touch LCD (240 x 320) slow motion and video editor
• Multi-format audio and video FM radio Video messaging e-mail, mobile tracker Mobile blog Bluetooth 2.0
• USB 2.0

This is a great phone to have for people who love to bind music with communication requirements. And the best part of it all is its slim feature, something that is important for the people who look for fashionable phones today.