Samsung has announced in India its supposedly budget-priced 3G ready Samsung B7722 DUOS Touch Phone, that is quad-band GSM Candybar style Dual-SIM Dual-Standby full metal finish 3G ready mobile phone which features a large 3.2-inch WQVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen display and offers incredible 12 hours of talktime.
The new Samsung B7722 DUOS mobile phone is quad-band GSM and single-band 3G network ready (in SIM 1 only) handset with Dual-SIM support (GSM+GSM) and is equipped with large 3.2-inch 256K colors capable, QVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen display having 240 x 400 pixels screen resolution along with Haptic feedback that offers tangible feedback when using the touch screen.
The Samsung B7722 handset features Accelerometer sensor that auto rotating display easily switches back and forth from portrait to landscape and Gesture Lock / Wide Idle Screen enhances touch experiences.
Samsung B7722 boasts of the innovative “Smart Unlock” feature users can unlock the phone and enter the menu directly by drawing a letter of the alphabet on the screen. Taking this feature even further, users can even set specific menu options to correspond to each letter from A to Z – like I is for Internet.
The Dual-SIM Samsung DUOS B7722 comes with 50-MB of internal memory that allows upto 1000 number phonebook and is equipped with microSD expandable memory slot supporting upto 16-GB expandable memory with hot-swap functionality.
Weighing 112 grams, the Samsung B7722 touch phone is equipped with Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate and features Samsung’s TouchWiz 1.0 Plus user interface that pretty much resembling Apple iPhone user interface having, offers customizable home screen and menus that stretches over upto 10 screens, and Social Hub function which provides email, instant messaging and social networking services in a single interface. Facebook and MySpace apps comes preinstalled and both can easily be accessed via dedicated widgets.
A whole variety of widgets are available, which users can activate by swiping of a finger, which displays information from the phone, accessing images, music and other content and provide a quick way to access various functions in the handset.
Widgets with drag-and-drop: The simple ‘drag-and-drop’ technology allows selecting multiple widgets from the left panel of the screen which can simply be dropped anywhere on the main screen. A widgets is small portable chunk of code that can be executed without requring any additional programming etc.
Widgets in Samsung B7722 DUOS phone are made up of widely used applications like calendar, clock and alarms, music player functions, FM radio functions, games etc. The Widget with ‘drag-and-drop’ feature is quick and simple technique which allows the user to set hotkeys for all desired functions on the touch menu.
Samsung has packed several preloaded Widgets that including Google search, Youtube, Calendar, Calculator and several games. Many more Widgets such as CNN Mobile Edition etc are available for free download.
Social Networking & more : Samsung B7722 allows users to update their current status and access friends’ updates, live feeds from popular networking portles like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter using a simple Pop-up SNS interface. The phone supports applications for uploading/updating photos and videos to several poplar social networking community sites such as YouTube, Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket and other popular SNS sites. It also offers Google Talk, Palringo Chat and AIM.
The 3G network ready ( HSDPA 2100 in SIM 1 only) Samsung B7722 mobile also allows users connect to several popular social networking sites that includes Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Google Picassa, Photobucket and Friendster. In addition, the handset also comes loaded with instant messenger applications for AIM, Google Gtalk and Palringo.
With the 3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps network connection and SNS shortcut toolbar right on the home screen, it allows users to conveniently update their status, upload photos, send messages and stay in touch with their friends.
Dual-SIM capable Samsung B7722 DUOS mobilephone offers exhaustive range of data connectivity including Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, GPRS Class 12 – with upto 48 kbps speed, EDGE Class 12 – with upto 236.8 kbps speed, G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps connection and WiFi 802.11b/g/ wireless LAN connection. It also include microUSB 2.0 port connection for wired connectivity and recharging.
EDGE network connection allows ultra fast data transmissions, and faster downloads and file transfers. Bluetooth technology enables communication with other Bluetooth compatible devices and gadgets such as color printers, PDAs and laptops for instant sync-ups, data transfer and print jobs in a flash and Bluetooth+EDR enables handset allows upto 3 times faster data transfer compared to conventional bluetooth connection.
The Samsung DUOS B7722 handset comes equipped with a main integrated 5.0 Megapixels digital camera with maximum still picture resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels and it offers Autofocus, 4X digital zoom, Geo-tagging, smile and blink detection functionality and built-in LED flash light that offers a flash of light for taking pictures in dark surroundings.
Shot mode include Frame, Mosiac, Multi, Normal, Panorama, Smile, Timer shot while Photo effects include Gray, Negative, Sepia. White Balance option allows Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, and Cloudy scene conditions.
The touch phone allows picture storage in standard JPEG format in handset memory or in extended memory and the digital camera also offers Photo effects and option for Photo quality settings while shooting still pictures. There is also a secondary VGA resolution camera for video calling.
Only 14.3 mm thick, the Stylish Samsung B7722 3G ready mobile phone also allows video recording with sound in QVGA resolution at 30 fps. Video recording and decoding formats in H.263, 3GPP and MPEG4 video formats. The handset also allows video playback that supports MPEG4, 3GPP and H.263 Video formats.
Samsung B7722 touch mobile phone also sports integrated FM Radio (stereo) and it allows upto maximum 5-minute duration live recording from FM radio. The live recorded sound clips can only be used as ring tones or alarms.
In addition, the handset comes equipped with DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine) that delivers realistic 3D surround sound quality and includes 3.5 mm audio out port.
The Samsung B7722 comes packed with Samsung’s own WebKit-based full HTML web browser which offers full Flash support, kinetic scrolling and one-finger zooming along with landscape orientation display capability.
The Samsung B7722 DUOS mobilephone also sports a built-in MP3 media player which which supports MP3, ACC, ACC+, eAAC+, WAV, MIDI and WMA music formats. Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) Bluetooth for stereo sound allows listening to music on bluetooth compatible headset absolutely wire-free. In addition there is also a FM Radio tuner with 20 station memory and auto-tuning feature and live recorded sound clips which can only be used as ring tones or alarms.
Dual-SIM capable, 3G ready Samsung B7722 touch phone is also armed with mobile tracker feature that helps users track their phone in case they happen to lose it. In an event of being lost, stolen or misplaced, the Mobile Tracker feature sends an SMS prompt to a pre-determined number whenever the SIM card is changed thus improving chances of recovering the handset.
Besides, the handset also offers Hinglish SMS feature which facilitates faster typing and makes messaging more fun, as it recognizes both English and Hindi words.
Other features of the touchscreen phone handset includes JAVA MIDP 2.1 support, Google Maps 3.0, Phone booting without SIM, RSS Reader, Organizer, Document View, Image editor, Voice Memo, SOS Message, applications such as PC Studio, Calendar, Calculator, and Alarm, and Java Games.
The handset also comes loaded with built-in email client which supports POP3, SMTP & IMAP4 email protocols and it also offers support for MS document viewing software for Microsoft Excel, and MS Word.
To be available in a single Metallic Black color, the Samsung B7722 touch phone comes with 1200 mAh Li-lon battery which offers incredible 12 hours of talk time on full charge and upto 400 hrs of standby time on 2G network.
There is no news about its price and availability in India or infact any market as yet. Visit in.samsungmobile.com for more details.