Sprint announced Samsung UpStage (SPH-M620) soon. It is the first U.S. handheld with a dual-sided form which measures 4.07" x 1.73" x 0.37" and weighs just 2.57 ounces. The device has the look of a phone on one side and an MP3 player on the other. There is UpStage screen on the phone side that is meant to making calls, text messaging and contacts management. As well it is easily shifted to the music side that has a large, bright-color LCD screen. By means of touch-sensitive navigation keys it is easy to synchronize with a PC-based music collection. There are five sensitivity settings are available for user customization.
There are also such features as 1.3-megapixel camera and camcorder, microSD card slot for up to 2 GB of external memory, an easy-to-access keyguard switch to prevent accidental dialing, and Wireless Backup to quickly restore contact information if your phone is lost or stolen.
The UpStage has an increased battery that makes the talk time up to 6.3 hours or 16 hours of music listening. The box has a 64 MB microSD memory card, USB cable, 3.5 mm adapter with microphone for standard music headphones and accessories, the Sprint Music Manager application on CD-ROM and a Quick Tips guide.
The Samsung UpStage from Sprint offers:
1.Sprint Music Manager, by Smith Micro, users can quickly and simply transfer unprotected songs from a PC to the handset via a USB cable.
2. Advanced Stereo Bluetooth 2.0 with Bluetooth caller ID help users identify callers with a spoken voice while listening to music.
3. UpStage by Samsung gives users the possibility to multitask along with playing music in background as well as using the phone for text messaging, playing games or surfing the Internet.
The UpStage is going to be available in April for $149 with a two-year service contract.