By Martin Vedris

SYDNEY: The new Samsung Widescreen mobile phone (RRP $899) is a mobile phone with a TV that also offers internet connectivity, a two megapixel camera, stereo MP3 player and Bluetooth capability.

“Every so often we are lucky enough to witness a revolution in mobile phone technology and the Samsung Widescreen is right at the forefront of this revolution,” said director – Samsung Mobile, Josh Delgado.

“As a leader in mobile phone design and technology, Samsung continues to push boundaries and improve services to bring consumers real benefits. The Samsung Widescreen mobile is just what consumers are looking for in a Mobile TV and entertainment device.”

With a unique dual flip action, the Samsung Widescreen mobile allows consumers to make standard calls with a traditional flip phone action. However, consumers can open the phone sideways for a mini-laptop with QWERTY keyboard. The phone connects to the internet with broadband speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps.

As a world leader in LCD screens, the Samsung Widescreen has a clear 2.3-inch LCD display with a 262K colour QVGA LCD screen. The phone also allows consumers to access the new Mobile FOXTEL electronic programming guide (EPG) and surf 33 channels.

Dual speakers allow consumers to watch TV programs in stereo sound. The Samsung Widescreen mobile also allows consumers to program their Foxtel iQ set-top box to record programs when they’re away from home. In addition, the Samsung Widescreen has a two megapixel camera, stereo MP3 player and Bluetooth capability.

“People are increasingly busy and time poor,” added Delgado. “The Samsung Widescreen mobile phone lets consumers maximise their time or simply enjoy a moment of downtime. Internet and Mobile TV have never been more accessible. Consumers can now enjoy Mobile TV with a twist.”