Samsung Xcover 271 (B2710) 3G Mobile Phone Announced; Features Shock, Dust & Water Resistant Design

Samsung has announced its new 3G capable Samsung Xcover (B2710) Mobile Phone in its Rugged phone lineup, that is shock, dust and water resistant and offers incredible 19 hours of long talk-time battery time.

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The quad-band GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 network ready Samsung Xcover 271 rugged mobile phone is IP67 rating certified, which is the highest ever a Samsung mobile phone has ever received till date.

The rugged all-weather Samsung Xcover 271 phone is completely shock, dust and water resistant that can even function normally being submerged in up to 1 meter deep water for up to 30 minutes.

The Samsung Xcover 271 mobile, also known as Samsung B2710, is equipped with large 2.0-inch 256K colors capable, QVGA TFT screen having 240 x 320 pixels screen resolution and it comes with 30-MB of internal shared memory that allows upto 1000 number phonebook and upto 30 dialed, 30 received and 30 missed calls records.

The Xcover 271 phone is also equipped with expandable memory card slot supporting microSD memory card of up to 16-GB with hot-swap functionality for external memory. A 1-GB microSD card is bundled with the package.

Samsung Xcover 271 (B2710) mobile handset also features built-in Altimeter, Pedometer, Digital Compass, integrated high quality Speaker and dedicated LED flash light. In addition, the handset is also equipped with noise cancellation technology for clear voice reception.

The rugged Samsung Xcover 271 (B2710) mobilephone offers range of connectivity including Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, GPRS Class 10 – with upto 48 kbps speed, and EDGE Class 10 – with upto 236.8 kbps speed and 3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps connection.

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.

Weighing just 115 grams, the rugged Samsung Xcover 271 (B2710) mobile handset allows 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.

The Samsung Xcover 271 (B2710) mobile phone also features a single integrated 2.0 Megapixels digital camera with maximum still picture resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels and it offers Autofocus, 3.3X digital zoom and built-in LED flash light. Picture storage is in standard JPEG format and camera also offers Photo effects and option for Photo quality settings while shooting still pictures.

Only 17.9 mm thick, the Samsung Xcover 271 (B2710) phone also can records up to an hour of video with sound in QVGA resolution at 15fps offers quality images. 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 Xcover 271 (B2710) handset 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, it is equipped with DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine) that delivers realistic 3D surround sound quality.

The Samsung Xcover 271 is 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.

In addition, the Xcover 271 also features GPS receiver with A-GPS support with built-in Google Maps 3.0 and 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 Samsung Xcover 271 includes Google Maps, Organizer, Document View, Voice Memo, SOS Message, applications such as PC Studio, Calendar, Calculator, and Alarm, and Java Games.

Available in a choice of Metallic Black and Blue colors, the Samsung Xcover 271 (B2710) mobile phone comes with 1000 mAh Li-lon battery which offers upto 19 hrs of talk time on full charge and upto 600 hrs of standby time on 2G network.

Samsung Xcover 271 (B2710) Mobile Phone Features

  • Quadband GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • IP67 Certified – shock, dust and water resistant
  • 2.0-inch 256K Colors CSTN display, 240 x 320 Pixels resolution
  • 30-MB Internal Memory
  • microSD memory card (upto 16-GB), hot-swap functionality
  • 30 dialed, 30 received and 30 missed calls records
  • Video Player, Supports MPEG4, 3GPP and H.263 Video Formats
  • Media Player supporting MP3, AAC, and WMA audio file formats
  • GPRS Class 10, 32 – 48 kbps speed
  • EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps speed
  • 3G HSDPA 384 kbps
  • Bluetooth v2.0 + A2DP
  • microUSB v2.0
  • Java MIDP 2.0
  • Polyphonic, MP3 ringtones, Bollywood Ringtones preloaded
  • 2.0 Megapixel Camera, 1600 x 1200 pixels resolution, 3X digital Zoom
  • Video Recording QVGA @ 15fps in MPEG-4 / 3GPP H.263
  • SMS, MMS
  • Email, Supports IMAP, POP3 and SMTP protocols
  • WAP 2.0, Netfront 3.4 browser
  • Handsfree Speakphone
  • Mibile Tracker
  • Voice Recording
  • Vibration Alert
  • Digital Compass
  • Altimeter
  • Pedometer
  • Dedicated Flash Light
  • Noise-Cancellation
  • Applications: PC Studio, Calendar, Calculator, Alarm, Organizer
  • Java Games – Cricket and Sudoku
  • Li-ion 1000 mAh Standard Battery
    Talk time: 19 hrs
    Standby time: 600 Hrs
  • Dimensions – 120.7 x 53 x 17.9 mm
  • Weight: 115 gms

Price and Availability

The new Samsung Xcopy 271 (B2710) phone is expected to arrive in October 2010 in US market for $241 or Rs. 11,090 approx. There is no news about its release in any other market as yet. Visit www.samsungmobile.com for more details.