Samsung W599, a dual CDMA/GSM phone
Samsung have announced SCH-W599, a powerful and neat phone with a lot of interesting features, among which are support for both CDMA and GSM carrier networks and ability to use two GSM cards at once, allowing you to choose easily which one to use when calling or doing any other action really.
tech.163.com already have a few photos of the W599 ready:
You can see the phone’s 2.4″ touchscreen with handwriting recognition (hence the stylus) in the photo above. The big rotating ring button is also an interesting design decision.
W599 from the side, with a lock button to prevent accidental data input through the screen or keyboard.
Here are some of the phone’s specs from the Samsung’s product page:
- Dual CDMA/GSM network support
- Two GSM cards
- 2.4″ QVGA 260k colors touchscreen with handwriting recognition
- 2 MPx camera
- 72 tones polyphonic melodies
- MP3 and streaming media playback
- FM radio with up to 20 channels
- Bluetooth support
- 34 MB of memory, microSD memory cards supported
The W599 will be available in China for 4,490 yuan (approximately $650) and like other Samsung’s phones in Asia, it will be branded “Anycall” (which you can see in the above photos).