Samsung Electronics, NXP Semiconductors and T3G Technologies announced the launch of first TD-SCDMA HSDPA/ GSM/ GPRS/EDGE multi-mode mobile phone called as Samsung SGH-T578H.
The new phone powered by software-defined modem capable of achieving data transfer rates of 2.8Mbps. Thus the phone enables about 20 times faster transfers than GPRS. The powerful GPRS capabilities allow users to download several high-quality MP3 files in less than a minute.
Thanks to T3G7210 system solution that features the industry’s first soft modem empowered by NXP’s Embedded Vector Processor (EVP) to achieve high data transfer and multi-mode capability.
Samsung SGH-T578H users will also be able to enjoy widespread deployment of TD-SCDMA infrastructure to support high-speed streaming of multimedia coverage of the Beijing Olympics 2008.
“Samsung has always been at the cutting edge of mobile technology. Together with NXP and T3G, we have achieved several major milestones for TD-SCDMA phones – from the first TD-SCDMA video phone to this current high data transfer rate TD-HSDPA dual-band prototype,” said W.S. Lee, Vice President, Handset R&D Planning, Telecommunication Network Business, Samsung Electronics.
“Multimedia and sharing of content will be the drivers for next-generation handsets. The combination of T3G’s leading TD-SCDMA technology and NXP’s very innovative EVP technology make them obvious partners of choice to provide consumers a high-end multimedia experience in a run up to the Beijing Olympics,” continued Lee.
No availability and pricing information has been revealed.