Samsung unveils PDA Cellphone

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. last week unveiled the latest in a line of mobile phones that incorporate additional functions. This time, the South Korean company has built a PDA (personal digital assistant) into a cellular handset.

The telephone, which also is the smallest and thinnest handset yet developed by the company, features a touch-panel LCD (liquid crystal display) through which the telephone and PDA are operated. The screen is capable of showing four levels of grey and has a resolution of 120-by-240 pixels for displaying both text and images, Samsung said in a statement.

The PDA includes basic functions such as scheduling, telephone directory and notepad in addition to e-mail. The PDA can also be synchronized with Microsoft Corp.’s Outlook e-mail software for PCs by using utilities bundled with the telephone.

The telephone is based on Qualcomm Inc.’s MSM3000 CDMA (code division multiple access) chip set and an ARM7 microprocessor. Other features include 8M bytes of flash memory and 8M bytes of DRAM (dynamic random access memory). Measuring 110-by-49-by-23 millimetres, it weighs in at 132 grams.

Samsung said a standard battery offers 75 hours to 85 hours of standby use and 130 minutes of continuous talk time. An extended battery increases these to 140 hours to 155 hours and 240 minutes, respectively.

The Seoul-based company has a growing line of cellular telephones that include additional functions. Previous models include built in MP3 players, televisions and digital still cameras as well as one version that integrates a cellular phone into a wristwatch.

Samsung Electronics, in Seoul, can be contacted at

Would you recommend this article?


Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.

Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Featured Download

Featured Articles

Cybersecurity in 2024: Priorities and challenges for Canadian organizations 

By Derek Manky As predictions for 2024 point to the continued expansion...

Survey shows generative AI is a top priority for Canadian corporate leaders.

Leaders are devoting significant budget to generative AI for 2024 Canadian corporate...

Related Tech News

Tech Jobs

Our experienced team of journalists and bloggers bring you engaging in-depth interviews, videos and content targeted to IT professionals and line-of-business executives.

Tech Companies Hiring Right Now