8/21/2006 12:02:00 PM
Samsung’s new musicphone
Samsung has unveiled a new music phone that bears more than a passing resemblance to Apple's iPod Shuffle.
The Samsung X830, set to reach the UK in October, measures only 84x30x20mm but comes with 1GB of built in memory. The device swivels open to reveal a numeric keypad. When closed, the music player is controlled by a scroll-wheel similar to those found on Apple's iPod range.
The phone also boasts a 1.3-megapixel camera, although the tiny 128x220 pixel screen isn't ideally suited for displaying images.
Samsung has had limited success on the musicphone market so far, although it's i300 managed to steal some of the Nokia N91's thunder when it became the first hard-drive equipped handset to reach the UK earlier in the year. The i300 featured a similar scroll-wheel to the X830, but in a significantly bulkier design.
The Samsung X830 will be available in October. Network availability is yet to be confirmed.