Mobile phones that are capable of operating on both CDMA and GSM networks have been around for a while now. But, usually only from a small, little known vendors in Asia. Not anymore.
Just like with D880 DuoS dual SIM card phone, Samsung is first among major cellphone vendors to introduce dual CDMA/GSM network handset – Samsung Anycall SCH-W619.
Spec wise, Samsung Anycall W619 is a bit bulky (18.5 mm thick, 120 gr weight) CDMA 800 MHz, GSM 900/1800 slider, featuring 2.3″ 320×240 QVGA touchscreen, 2 megapixel camera, microSD memory card slot, MP3 player, Bluetooth and 1200 mAh battery.
Samsung SCH W619 has two card slots and can work on both CDMA and GSM networks simultaneously, which explains it’s bulkiness and increased battery power requirements. The needed network can be selected through a network hotkey.
While Anycall brand indicates that’s Samsung W619 is headed to the Asian markets, it could certainly be used in other parts of the world, like U.S. and Russia where both CDMA and GSM standard networks are present.
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