Samsung Unveils Its First Windows Powered Pocket PC Device, the i700

Integrated Digital Camera, Large Vivid Color Screen and Sleek Design Are

Distinctive Features on Samsung's Initial Pocket PC Offering

Jan 06, 2003, 00:00 ET from Samsung

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung, the world's third largest
 manufacturer of wireless handsets, today officially announced the development
 of the i700, a Pocket PC and wireless phone combination device with an array
 of features that will give consumers the freedom to wirelessly communicate and
 stay connected to people, information and rich applications and services.
 Featuring Microsoft's Windows Powered Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition software,
 the i700 is the ideal device for users who need to keep in touch via wireless
 calls and email, but who also need to access and share data and documents that
 are on their desktop PCs.  Samsung will feature the i700 in its demonstrations
 at the Consumer Electronics Show (booth #35121) held in Las Vegas this week.
     "Samsung is pleased to unveil its i700 because this device combines the
 advanced capabilities of Samsung's wireless phones with the familiarity of
 Microsoft Office products to bring consumers a mobile communication tool that
 not only can keep business moving and enhance productivity, but can keep up
 with any busy lifestyle," said Peter Skarzynski, senior vice president of
 Samsung's wireless terminals division.  "This is the first of several products
 Samsung will announce in collaboration with Microsoft, and we plan to continue
 to work together to push the envelope and develop high-performance products
 that exceed the expectations of our consumers."
     General consumers will enjoy the i700's large color TFT screen to view VGA
 quality images taken with the i700's built-in digital camera.  The
 functionality is endless for both business and personal applications with the
 i700's ability to capture an image, attach voice memos or text messages, and
 send images via email or infrared capabilities.  The product's impressive
 screen also is perfect for viewing the photo album and documents, browsing the
 Internet, checking email or playing video files with the Windows Media Player.
     Business users can take advantage of the advanced features of a Samsung
 wireless phone, while also having access to popular and familiar mobile
 versions of Microsoft's Pocket Outlook, Pocket Internet Explorer, Pocket Word
 and Pocket Excel.  The i700's speakerphone capability will allow users to
 conduct hands-free conference calls while simultaneously accessing files and
 information from the Pocket PC applications.
     "We are very excited about the innovative work Samsung has demonstrated on
 the i700 Pocket PC," said Juha Christensen, corporate vice president for the
 Mobile Devices Division at Microsoft Corp.  "Samsung is succeeding in
 delivering a mobile device for both work and play adding an integrated camera
 and multimedia messaging capabilities to our very rich Pocket PC offering.  We
 look forward to the new features the i700 will offer customers as a result of
 the combination of powerful and flexible Windows software on sleek Samsung
     The commitment to develop convergence products for both Microsoft Windows
 Powered Smartphone and Pocket PC platforms is part of Samsung's overall Mobile
 Intelligent Terminals(TM) (MIT) corporate strategy to provide a portfolio of
 products that appeal to diverse customer requirements and platform
 preferences.  Samsung will work in tandem with its strategic wireless carrier
 partners to develop differentiated MIT(TM) products and services targeted to
 consumer and enterprise customers.
     About Samsung
     Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor,
 telecommunication, and digital convergence technology.  Samsung Electronics
 employs approximately 64,000 people in 89 offices in 47 countries.  The
 company is the world's largest producer of memory chips, TFT-LCDs, CDMA mobile
 phones, monitors and VCRs.  Samsung Electronics consists of four main business
 units: Digital Media Network, Device Solution Network, Telecommunication
 Network and Digital Appliance Network Businesses.
     Samsung Telecommunications America, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung
 Electronics Company, Ltd., researches, markets and develops wireless handsets
 and telecommunications products throughout North America.  For more
 information, see STA's website at .
     The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the
 trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE Samsung