Here are some photos of the Samsung u620 TV phone announced at CTIA by Verizon and Samsung. We had one here during the show and will bring you a full review in the coming weeks. The TV quality is very good (much better than the video performance we've seen so far on phones) in good coverage area. Here are these photos followed by Verizon's press release:
Verizon Press Relese:
Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation?s most reliable wireless network, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) announced the new Samsung SCH-u620, the first mobile phone to support Verizon Wireless? new V CAST Mobile TV service. Available in select markets today, V CAST Mobile TV is the latest breakthrough in mobile entertainment that combines the best of TV with the mobility and functionality of a wireless device. The Samsung SCH-u620 features a vibrant two-inch QVGA 240 x 320 pixel LCD screen, a dedicated V CAST Mobile TV key and a retractable V CAST Mobile TV antenna for optimum viewing. The SCH-u620 is also a fully-loaded multimedia device, supporting V CAST Video and Music, Get It Now applications and Mobile Web 2.0SM, and boasts stereo Bluetooth support for enhanced audio. Key features of the SCH-u620 include:
1.3 megapixel digital camera with flash Camcorder with Video Messaging-length or full-length capabilities V CAST-capable V CAST Mobile TV ? check out best of television on your wireless phone V CAST Music ? download songs over the air or transfer your own music collection onto a microSD memory card V CAST Video and 3D Games ? download or stream video clips from the best names in news, sports, entertainment and more or download the latest 3D games from top providers Get It Now-capable ? download games, Ring Tones, wallpapers and more Mobile Web 2.0-capable ? customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather and more TXT Messaging, Picture Messaging and Video Messaging Advanced speech recognition with dictation Bluetooth wireless technology profiles for stereo headset (for music playback) as well as mono headset, hands-free, serial port, dial-up networking, and object push (for vCard only) Expandable memory with microSD memory card slot Dimensions: 3.76? x 1.86? x .85?, 3.7 ounces with standard battery QVGA display (240 x 320) Bilingual user interface: English and Spanish Speakerphone Personal organizer with calendar, calculator, to-do list, currency converter, alarm clock, world time and a stop watch File viewer for .doc, .xls, .ppt, .pdf, .txt, .htm and image files (like .jpeg and .bmp) The Samsung SCH-u620 is available in select Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, including those in Circuit City, where the company?s V CAST Mobile TV is available for $149.99 after $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement.