Nowadays mobile or cellular phones, combined with digital multimedia features, like cameras or MP3 players, and options for Internet browsing, are getting more and more popular. Such phones are usually called smartphones.
The Samsung A790 is a new high-grade smartphone, which supports CDMA network in the United States and GSM standard in other countries of the world. Such dual standard support makes Samsung A790 an ideal solution for people who travel a lot around the world and want to stay connected wherever they are.
The dimensions of new A790 Samsung smartphone are practically classical for this type of device - 3.5 x 1.97 x 1.0 inches, and its weight is 4.7 ounces. The heart of the phone is Qualcomm's MSM6300 chipset, which has been designed to enable dual-mode operations over GSM and CDMA2000 networks.
The phone has two displays: external TFT provides 65,000 colors and maximum resolution at 128x96 pixels, while the main internal display offers 265,000 colors with maximum resolution at 176x220 pixels.
The standard Lithium-ion battery provides up to 3.5 hours of continuous talk time.
The Samsung A790 integrates an embedded VGA camera, which enables the user to snap still images and record short MPEG-4 video clips at 15 frames per second. Due to the built-in flash users can get high quality images even in case of indoor photo shooting. The other imaging features of the handset include self-timer and requisite controls for adjusting image brightness and color tone.
The built-in media player allows viewing of streaming video and audio content. In addition, the A790 incorporates a Voice Memo Recorder that is capable of recording and playing back memos, notes or reminders.
Internal features and options
The Samsung A790 has an internal phone book that is capable of storing up to 500 contact phone numbers, e-mail addresses and Web site URLs. It is interesting that the phone book is voice activated, which means that you can just say the name of a person and the phone will dial the corresponding number automatically.
The handset offers an airplane mode, providing many features to remain operational when the user is in an airplane where the use of radio transmission is prohibited. Moreover, the password-protected lock prevents unauthorized access to the unit.
The ability to send and receive e-mail and SMS messages and support T9 text-entry are also among the features of Samsung A790.
While the phone is operating in CDMA standard, there is the possibility to access Web content. The web navigation keys are located just below the main screen of the smartphone. Among the most popular web services, available in A790, are financial news, weather reports, video or music downloading, etc.
All the features described will definitely make new Samsung A790 a reasonable choice for businesspeople and travellers.