Samsung Asia Ltd has released what it claims to be the republic’s first voice-activated WAP phone, the SGH-N100.
Users can get instant Internet access by simply saying “WAP” or pressing the “i” button. The phone supports search engines, e-mail, stock quotes, news and weather updates. It has a built-in counter for monitoring total time spent online.
The voice-command function provides access to the built-in calendar, to-do list, games and missed calls. Other features include voice dialling and voice memo recorder. Users can connect the phone to the PC via an optional data kit.
The ultra-slim SGH-N100 measures 105 by 42 by 17.5mm and weighs 83g. It comes in three colors –silver, blue and dark gray. It incorporates a large LCD with aqua-green backlighting, predictive text input, 11 full-graphic games, ringing tones and screen savers.
Accessories include a Li-ion battery, a travel adapter, an earpiece and a neck strap. With a slim 500mAh battery, the phone supports a talk time of 2.5 hours and a standby time of up to 55 hours. A standard 500mAh battery will enable 3.5 hours of talk time and 90 hours of standby time.