Samsung unveils new open market handset
Samsung India, on Friday, launched the world’s first Open Market Handset(OMH) handset — Mpower 699, in the Indian market in cooperation with Qualcomm.
In addition to supporting OMH, the Samsung Mpower 699 comes with a 1.3MP Camera with video recording and advanced multimedia features such as audio player, video player and stereo FM radio.
The new OMH handset also comes with an advanced Mobile Tracker, dedicated camera key, and a 2GB MicroSD card. The OMH compliant Samsung Mpower 699 is priced at Rs 7,100.
The handset enables a mobile customer flexibility to migrate to any of the CDMA operators free of cost.
“The handset works across all service providers, across the country and all operators globally,” Country Head(mobile) Sunil Dutt said. The new OMH phone Mpower 699 developed in technological cooperation with Qualcomm. Samsung’s next line of handsets that will shortly be available in retail market, will all be OMH-compatible.
By March 2010, well be hitting the market with at least five new handsets that will be OMH compatible, Dutt told reporters here.