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Samsung SGH-i450 Music Edition Mobile Phone Overview
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Samsung SGH-i450 Music Edition Mobile Phone

The Samsung SGH-i450 is a truly innovative music phone that offers a dual slider design and touch wheel music navigation. When the i450 slides up, the mobile phone supports powerful smartphone features with Symbian S60 OS. Running the Symbian S60 3rd Edition operating system, the i450 provides advanced download application and multitasking features in fast speed through HSDPA connectivity.

When it slides down, the phone activates as a music player with touch wheel navigation, which enables the users to control the multimedia menus easily. Moreover, metallic speakers supporting ICEpower® amplifier developed by Bang & Olufsen® offer superb sound quality to music phone users.

First Impressions

When we first tested the Samsung SGH-i450, we were pleasantly surprised by the innovative dual-slide design. Slide up to use its phone functions. Slide down to access its music player functions via the integrated touch half-wheel.

Unlike the other touch-sensitive controls, the half-wheel has a rubbery feel and requires some pressure to activate. It takes getting used to, but the need for pressure also prevents accidental activation.

We hope to review this mobile phone soon, so check back for our comprehensive review!

Design
- Innovative dual slide feature lets you slide up or down for phone and music
- Slide up to reveal an easy-to-use alphanumeric keypad
- Slide down to reveal premium metallic speakers and an innovative touch half-wheel
- Compact yet easy-to-grip measurements at 101 x 52 x 17.8 mm

Touch Wheel Navigation
- Premium Music UI experience with touch wheel navigation
- Wheel navigation pad blends in with the speaker design and controls navigation of music and video features
- The touch sensitive wheel is subtly arced so that it follows the natural movement of your thumb
- GUI is equally innovative; instead of static icons, menu items scroll across the screen as you navigate through them
- A slight tap on the wheel chooses your selection
- Faster and more intuitive, navigation is a breeze with just a thumb stroke

Pop-Up Speakers
- Samsung has partnered with Bang & Olufsen Icepower A/S to Develop mobile audio technology
- Superior audio fidelity for a professional-sounding music experience
- Speakers resemble professional stereos, utilizing many pin holes that pump out great sound, not just one speaker hole

Camera
- Take high-quality JPEG photos on the embedded 2 Megapixel camera
- Various picture-taking modes and photo effects help create picture-perfect snapshots
- Capture life’s fleeting moments for posterity in a photograph whenever and wherever
- Also shoots video footage with simultaneous sound capture
- 2nd VGA camera situated on front of phone for video telephony

FM Radio
- FM radio provides free access to the latest music and most up-to-date news and information
- Auto and manual tuning helps you find the station you want
- 3.5 mm earphone socket enables you to listen with your own earphones

Availability and Pricing
The Samsung SGH-i450 has a recommended retail price of RM 1,599.00 (USD 500) and is now available in stores.

 

Samsung SGH-D880 Specifications

Network

• GSM Quad Band (900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 MHz)
• EDGE
• UMTS
• HSDPA 3.6 mbps

Display

• 2.4" QVGA TFT LCD
• 320 x 240 pixels
• 262,000 colours

Camera

• 2 Megapixel Camera
• VGA Camera

Key Features

• Symbian v9.2 / S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1
• OMA DRM v2.0 / MTP
• 3.5 mm ear jack

Music Player

• Bang & Olufsen Icepower audio technology
• Supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+ and WMA formats
• FM Radio with Auto Tuning

Flash Memory

• 35 MB internal memory
• micro SD external memory (up to 4 GB)

Java™

• MIDP 2.0

Connectivity

• Bluetooth® 2.0 (with A2DP)
• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Battery (Standard)

• 1140 mAh Lithium-Ion
• Up to 7.9 hours talk time
• Up to 333 hours standby time

Dimensions

• 101 mm long
• 52 mm wide
• 17.8 mm thick

Weight

• 114 g

 

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Date Revision Revision History

08-02-2008

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Initial Release.





 

 
   
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