Samsung i740 Announced

Samsung i740 Announced This is the Samsung i740, which got an official press release in Kiev last week. Powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 (Pro) it’s a tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900) touch-screen device with a auto-focus 3 megapixel camera and flash.

The device also has GPS and an optical joystick for phone navigation with a microSD card slot for added storage. Inside is a 150mAh battery and FM radio, although there’s a distinct lack of 3G or WiFi connectivity, turning this into a handset which will provide a rather slow browsing / email experience. Still, you at least get a business card reader and a 240×320 screen and the sat-nav capability.

Expect to see this in shops across the Ulkraine in August for around $1949 (woah!) There’s no word as yet on whether this will appear elsewhere.

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Links – Samsung Press Release (Translated)

Samsung i740 Announced