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Samsung Unveils Its New Satellite DMB Phone

One look at the SCH-B250 and you would hardly guess it uses a satellite service for TV reception. The pivotal LCD screen rotates 90 degrees into landscape more very much in the same way Samsung’s popular SCH-V500 phone does.

With the B250, users can make phone calls or send and receive text messages even while watching TV. The DMB broadcast received by the phone can also be relayed to a regular TV.

The B250 has external buttons that allow users to play MP3 files without opening the phone. The 128-polyphonic sound chip has been built in to provide exquisite ring tones.

The B250 is also equipped with a 2megapixel camera and the photo editing function has been upgraded. This allows the user to change facial expressions on photos such as turning a smiling face into one showing anger. Various other effects are also possible such as changing the picture frame design.

The File Viewer function provides access to Microsoft Office or PDF files, and a 330,000-word dictionary is included in the software.

The B250 also supports external memory of 256MB, IrDA, and mobile banking capabilities for user convenience.

You can pick up the phone in Korea for about $700 dollars, USD. But because it runs on the CDMA2000 1X EV-DO (800Mhz) band, it most likely will not work with your regular carrier. Bummer, Korea and Japan always get the cool stuff first.

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