Samsung MITs M330 Smartphone Announced in Korea
A Korean wireless service provider has posted a page on a new Palm OS-based smartphone from Samsung. It's named the MITs M330, with MIT standing for Mobile Intelligent Terminal. It has a 160 by 240, STN screen that can display 256 colors. As a smartphone, the M330 has both wireless voice and data capabilities. It uses CDMA 2000 1X networks and supports gpsOne. It has 16 MB of RAM and runs Palm OS 3.5.3.
This isn't the first time we've seen the M330. Samsung has been showing it off at tradeshows for most of the year. It was originally scheduled to appear in the U.S. this Summer, though obviously this didn't happen. At this point, it is not yet known when this smartphone will be available in the U.S. or at what cost.
It runs off a rechargeable battery and has 4 hours of talk time and 100 hours of standby time.
As mentioned earlier, this device uses CDMA 2000 1X wireless networks, which offers an average of 144 kbps packet data. It also supports gpsOne, which uses signals from the GPS satellite constellation and from CDMA cell towers to locate the wireless handheld. This will allow for location-based services.
Samsung has several accessories available for this handheld, including a keyboard and tiny digital camera.
It will come with a selection of software, including the HandStory Suite, PocketMirror, and some games.
This isn't the only Palm OS smartphone Samsung has on the drawing board. In June it demonstrated one that uses a clamshell shape under the code name Bluechip.
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