BASKING RIDGE, NJ and DALLAS 07/06/2006 ? Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) and Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, set a new standard for mobile camera phones today with the availability of the SCH-a990, the first 3.2 mega pixel digital camera phone available to Verizon Wireless customers. The SCH-a990 enables photo enthusiasts to take high-resolution photos of a similar print quality as a standalone digital camera. In addition, the SCH-a990 boasts a number of media features, including video recording capabilities, V CAST to view video and V CAST Music to download music directly to the phone and Bluetooth® wireless technology, to allow a customer to print pictures wirelessly from the SCH-a990 to a Bluetooth-enabled printer basic print profile.
The SCH-a990 has a unique design that looks first like a phone and then, when the screen is rotated 180 degrees, like a camera. This innovative design, along with the high resolution and features such as a flash and in-camera photo editing software, make the SCH-a990 the first mobile device that is as much a camera as it is a multimedia phone.
The SCH-a990 is also a strong V CAST multimedia phone with full music, video and game capabilities on a high-resolution screen. V CAST Music lets customers play music on their wireless phones ? the same device they have come to rely upon for entertainment, information and mobile communication. V CAST customers can browse, preview, download and play high-quality digital music from their SCH-a990 over Verizon Wireless? broadband network ? the most award-winning wireless broadband network in the nation ? or from the Verizon Wireless V CAST Music online store using a personal computer.
With V CAST on the SCH-a990, customers can view video clips from the hottest names in entertainment, news, sports and more in the palms of their hands. V CAST is currently available to more than 150 million Americans from coast to coast.
?The launch of the a990 marks the first time a multimedia phone is fully integrated with a high resolution camera in the U.S.,? said Peter Skarzynski, senior vice president, Samsung. ?With a design that feels and looks like a phone and camera, Samsung's a990 is the premiere print quality camera phone for photo enthusiasts in the U.S. market.?
The new SCH-a990 also supports Verizon Wireless? VZ Navigator, a tool for customers that includes mapping, audible turn-by-turn navigation and the ability to find over 14 million points of interest. Other key features include:
*Memory card sold separately.
**Phone does not support all Bluetooth object exchange (OBEX) profiles.