Samsung offers the full Monte

Samsung Monte promises full touchscreen handset performance at affordable price

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Samsung offers the full Monte The Monte includes support for a range of social networking sites, along with GPS
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By  Mark Sutton Published  March 18, 2010

Samsung has announced the local launch of its new Monte S5620 handset, that has been designed to offer a full touchscreen phone at an affordable price.

The Monte has a ‘sleek, organic design with a sophisticated and glossy look' according to Samsung, with full touchscreen capability, with a retail price of AED 959 ($261).

The handset has a 3.0 inch WQVGA LCD screen, with 16:9 landscape viewing, with functions accessed through Samsung's TouchWiz 2.0 Plus User Interface (UI). It comes with support for a range of popular applications and services, such as native support for Facebook and MySpace, Twitter and Bebo widgets, and multi-IM capability. It also includes GPS supported by Google Latitude, along with geo-tagging of pictures.

For connectivity, the Monte include wi-fi, Exchange ActiveSync for access to Outlook email accounts, and Google Sync, to simultaneously update social networks schedules and Outlook calendar, and the handset also packs in a 3.2 megapixel camera.

"Samsung Monte is designed for those who appreciate beautiful design and outstanding performance at affordable price," said Sandeep Saihgal, general manager of mobile phones at Samsung Gulf Electronics. "The phone offers a compelling set of features, such as the native social networking applications, with an intelligent User Interface, design and connectivity options to provide users with the performance they demand."

2793 days ago
Fahad

Samsung are really starting to grow on me as mobile device manufacturers. I used to be a Nokia purist up until a few months ago when I got the Omnia II from Axiom Telecom. The price was just right for all the extra advantages and services I got with it. Surely, I’ll be asking about the Monte at their showrooms soon.

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