Samsung launches Jet handset


Samsung has launched its Jet handset at a series of global events in London, Dubai and Singapore.

The phone (pictured) will be supported by a £5 million advertising campaign ‘Impatience is a Virtue’ and will run during July and August.

The Jet comes with a 3.1-inch WVGA AMOLED display – four times the resolution of a standard WQVGA screen – as well as an 800MHz application processor and Samsung’s latest TouchWiz 2.0 user interface.

It also comes with Samsung’s own Dolfin internet browser, allowing users to view up to five web pages simultaneously and bookmark their favourite websites on the phone’s homepage. The browser includes one finger zoom enabling users to zoom in and out of web pages using one hand.

Other features include a 5-megapixel camera, built-in GPS and DivX and XviD video support for video downloading and viewing.

Samsung Mobile UK and Ireland vice president Mark Mitchinson said: “Our ‘Impatience is a Virtue’ media campaign illustrates our understanding of the wants and needs of today’s fast paced consumers, and I believe once you use the new Jet phone you’ll understand the unrivalled mobile experience we have created for them.”

The Jet is exclusive to Vodafone from today for two weeks before its general release on June 30.

Samsung will also showcase three new additions to its Omnia portfolio at CommunicAsia 2009 later this week.

The Omnia II comes with a 3.7-inch AMOLED display with WVGA resolution, as well as the TouchWiz 2.0 user interface and advanced R Touch (Resistive Touch). Other features include HSDPA speeds of 7.2Mbps and expandable memory of 48GB.

The OmniaPRO comes with both a touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard, as well as push email for multiple accounts and Microsoft Office Suite. The phone comes with the Opera 9.5 web browser and other features include HSDPA availability, 5-megapixel camera and A-GPS.

The OmniaLITE comes with the TouchWiz 2.0 user interface and downloadable online widgets, as well as push email access and the Microsoft Office Suite. Other features include HSDPA, Wi-Fi, multi-codec support for video playback and A-GPS.

All devices come with Windows Mobile 6.1 but users will be able to fully update them to version 6.5 upon the new OS update release.