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HSDPA handsets launched by LG, Samsung

But only for South Korean domestic market

LG and Samsung have announced mobile phone handsets that are compatible with HSDPA (high speed downlink packet access) data download services that are beginning to come to South Korea.

Samsung's handset is the SCH-W2100 slider. It supports HSDPA up to 1.8Mbps (megabits per second) and has a built-in tuner for South Korea's terrestrial digital broadcasting service. There's a 2Mp (megapixel) camera with autofocus, MP3 player, text to speech, a file viewer and TV-out function. It's available now and costs around 700,000 won (about £410).

LG has two handsets, both of which are also sliders. The KH1000 is similar to the Samsung phone in that the screen slides upwards to reveal a small keyboard. With the SH100, users first need to rotate the phone clockwise 90 degrees and then slide the screen upwards to reveal the keyboard. This has the advantage of allowing for a slightly longer keyboard than the other KH1000.

The three phones are initially for the South Korean domestic market only.


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