First 3.2 megapixel camera phone for U.S.

Jul 06, 2006
Samsung SCH-A990
Samsung SCH-A990

Verizon Wireless and Samsung Thursday introduced the first camera phone in the U.S. market with 3.2 megapixels.

Samsung's SCH-A990 phone will be available to Verizon customers for about $350 after rebate plus a two-year service agreement.

"The launch of the A990 marks the first time a multimedia phone is fully integrated with a high resolution camera in the United States," said Samsung Senior Vice President Peter Skarzynski. "The a990 is the premier print quality camera phone for photo enthusiasts in the U.S. market."

The companies said in a news release that the A990 produces photos comparable to a stand-alone camera and also has the ability to transmit the images to a Bluetooth-enabled printer.

The device is also Mobile Web 2.0-capable and accommodates V-cast technology for video and music downloads.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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