Verizon Launches 3.2 Megapixel Cameraphone

Verizon Wireless is going after the shutterbug-chatterbox market with the launch of the Samsung SCH-A990 mobile phone in the United States, sporting a 3.2 megapixel camera along with a number of high-end features (like video recording, video and music support, Bluetooth, and wireless photo printing).

“The launch of the a990 marks the first time a multimedia phone isfully integrated with a high resolution camera in the U.S.,” said PeterSkarzynski, Samsung senior vice president “With a design that feels andlooks like a phone and camera, Samsung’s a990 is the premier print qualitycamera phone for photo enthusiasts in the U.S. market.”

Verizon claims the SCH-A990 is the first 3.2 megapixel cameraphone on the American market, designed to appeal to snappers with autofocus, flash, a built-in picture editor, PictBridge wireless printing (via Bluetooth), and a 180° swivel screen. The phone also offers up to 1 hour of video recording (using a separate microSD memory card), business-card scanning capability, Spanish and English language interface options, and the standard list of phone apps like a clock, to-do list, currency converter, world time, stop watch, and calendar.

The SCH-A990 can also tap into Verizon’s VCAST over-air multimedia services