Samsung Electronics unveiled the SPH-P9000 at Mobile WiMAX Summit 2006.
The SPH-P9000 is the convergence device capable of voice and multimedia data communications through Mobile WiMAX technology. It is a PDA-based device utilizing Mobile WiMAX and CDMA EV-DO connectivity.
The expected growth of Mobile WiMAX services will result in an increasing demand for multi-functional devices. Users will have wireless access to the Internet utilizing Mobile WiMAX connectivity. Simultaneously, the CDMA EV-DO technology provides mobile phone connection for voice communication. With Microsoft Windows XP as the operating system, users will find the contents and applications familiar and easy to use for work and play.
The SPH-P9000 comes with a QWERTY keyboard, while the MP3 player function, VOD, and 1.3 Megapixel camera function provide a quick access to multimedia entertainment. The five inch WVGA screen is prepared for movie and document viewing, while the 30GB hard drive stores music, movies, and documents. The device features 1GHz (Transmeta) CPU, Bluetooth (Class1) with BT Messenger, mini USB / 24 pin connector. All of these are combined into one device that has 143 x 92 x 29.7 mm and weighs in 560g.
“Our new SPH-P9000 is just one of the few Mobile WiMAX convergence devices to be introduced to the world. Samsung will expand our portfolio of mobile convergence devices, as we expect to expand our global Mobile WiMAX services globally,“ said Kitae Lee, President of the Telecommunication Network Business at Samsung Electronics
The SPH-P9000 will be launched in Korea first half of 2007.