Verizon Launch the i600


Verizon Launch the i600 To go along with Verizons’ range of Samsing SPV-i600 accessories is now the phone, announced officially just a few minutes ago in the press release below…

For more about the phone – check out this Verizon Wireless info page.


VERIZON WIRELESS, SAMSUNG AND MICROSOFT®


CREATE A SMARTER WAY TO COMMUNICATE


 


Samsung i600 Smartphone from Verizon Wireless Offers Familiar Microsoft
Windows Mobile Software, Advanced Wireless Features in One Compact Package


BEDMINSTER, N.J., DALLAS, REDMOND, Wash., – For mobile
professionals seeking a better all-in-one wireless phone with a familiar PC
experience, Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s best, most reliable
wireless network, today announced the exclusive availability of the Samsung
SCH-i600 Smartphone. The i600 is the first Microsoft® Windows MobileTM-based
Smartphone from Samsung.


            The i600 is an integrated device with a sleek, clamshell design
that combines Verizon Wireless’ NationalAccess service with Microsoft’s
comprehensive Windows Mobile software which includes Pocket Outlook®, Pocket
Internet Explorer, MSN® Messenger, Microsoft Windows Media PlayerT and
ActiveSync®.  It also features an SDI/O Expansion Slot for memory expansion,
added hardware accessories and additional applications that can be loaded on
the device.


            The Samsung i600 allows Verizon Wireless customers to access the
familiar and powerful Windows Mobile software user interface. Customers can
synchronize information directly from their desktop PCs as well as
over-the-air with Wireless Sync from Verizon Wireless.  Easy to install and
use, Wireless Sync and Windows Mobile will let customers send and receive
e-mail and sync their tasks, calendar and contacts. The i600’s single inbox
allows customers to view all incoming e-mails, voicemails, and TXT messages
at a glance, while the convenient one-handed navigation and predictive text
entry eliminate the need for a stylus and make entering text and information
 quick and easy.


            In conjunction with today’s availability of the i600 Smartphone,
Verizon Wireless also announced the launch of a new application download
store, powered by Handango.  Customers can visit
http://www.handango.com/verizonwireless from their PCs or phones to
purchase, download and install a wide variety of productivity, reference,
and entertainment applications as well as ringtones and themes using
ActiveSync via their PCs or over-the-air, directly onto the i600 Smartphone.


            “The i600 is the ultimate, all-in-one tool for busy
professionals,” said Bill Stone, vice president of marketing for Verizon
Wireless. “The foundation of Verizon Wireless’ nationwide network in
combination with business essential tools from Microsoft, Samsung’s design
innovation and Handango’s downloadable content offering takes office
mobility to a new level.  The i600 will become the new standard for
all-in-one wireless devices.”


“The i600 is a powerful communication device for anyone who needs both a
wireless phone and PDA at their fingertips,” said Peter Skarzynski, senior
vice president of Samsung’s wireless terminals division.  “We’ve developed
the essential communication tool by combining a sleek clamshell design with
Microsoft’s familiar software and Verizon Wireless’ high-speed network.”


“First and foremost, the i600 is a great wireless device,” said Pieter
Knook, senior vice president of mobile and embedded devices at Microsoft
Corp. “But what truly sets it apart from others is its ability to help
mobile professionals integrate their PC desktop information and applications
with our familiar Windows Mobile software over Verizon Wireless’ high-speed
network from a stunning Samsung handset.”


 


 


 “Using Verizon Wireless’ high-speed network to download games and content
for the sleek, powerful i600, only enhances an already-amazing mobile user
experience,” said Laura Rippy, chief executive officer at Handango.  “At
http://www.handango.com/verizonwireless customers can choose from hundreds
of productivity-boosting, life-enhancing and just downright fun applications
and digital media.”


            The i600 Smartphone features an advanced 65,000-color display
that provides brilliant illustration of multimedia, games, Web sites and
emails.  Consumers will find the i600 easy to use and loaded with useful
features such as an external screen for caller ID, a speakerphone for easy
hands-free communication and Advanced Voice Recognition from Voice SignalT
for voice activated phone book, digit dial and menu commands.


Through the end of this year, the i600 Smartphone will retail for $399.99
after a $100 instant rebate, with a two-year agreement on a calling plan of
$39.99 or greater and the PDA/Smartphone unlimited NationalAccess plan at
any Verizon Wireless Communications Store

Images and the complete Press Release:


www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/information/presscenter/default.mspx.


The Samsung SCH-i600 will be available through Verizon Wireless stores and at www.verizonwireless.com for $399 (US) after a $100 instant rebate, with a two-year agreement on a calling plan of $39.99 or greater. 

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