NEW YORK and DALLAS, June 28, 2006--Mobile ESPN, the first U.S. wireless phone service provider for sports fans, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the debut of the Samsung ACE™, the latest wireless device providing mobile users access to personalized sports news and information, fantasy sports team management and high-quality audio and video content exclusively from Mobile ESPN.
The Samsung ACE™ features a slim design, measuring just over a half-inch thick and weighing only 3.53 ounces. Made of lightweight magnesium that is both durable and fashionable, the Samsung ACE™ features ESPN's signature look and feel with a red and black keypad, complete with ESPN's trademark logo and unique numerical font style.
"The Samsung ACE from Mobile ESPN delivers the fastest sports information fans want on a slim, yet powerful cell phone," said Manish Jha, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile ESPN. "Samsung is a leader in quality, design and innovation. With custom features developed just for Mobile ESPN, together we'll deliver sports fans with the best in technology and content in a fashionable phone."
Peter Skarzynski, senior vice president, Samsung said, "The Samsung ACE™ is the perfect companion for Mobile ESPN. This versatile handset combines style with substance, and with broadband-like speeds, it is the ultimate phone for viewing high-quality video with stereo-quality sound."
The Samsung ACE's™ large QVGA display and stereo speakers are ideal for watching sports clips with full-motion video and rich sound quality. The user interface features easy-to-read icons that instantly link users to the Mobile ESPN sports application, downloads, digital camera features and messaging capabilities.
With the convenient "E" button located in the center of the keypad, users can launch their mobile sports experience with the touch of a button. This exclusive Mobile ESPN feature takes sports fans directly to their personalized sports content, including ESPN BottomLine scores and headlines; favorite teams and player statistics; Gamecast ? a live, graphical game representation; customized Mobile ESPN video clips and game highlights; ESPN commentary and analysis; real-time scores; sports alerts and fantasy team management.
With the Samsung ACE™, sports enthusiasts will be free to cheer on their favorite teams, thanks to a high-quality speakerphone and built-in Bluetooth® wireless capability. The handset also includes enhanced voice recognition, voice memo and a personal calendar ? ideal for meetings and reminders.
Key Features of the new Samsung ACE™ from Mobile ESPN include: