November 27, 2006
Thinnest U.S. Clamshell Wireless Phone Now Available with Live Television, 2.0MP Camera and Advanced Multimedia Capabilities
Sprint Power Vision(SM) M610 by Samsung Offers Dynamic
Entertainment Capabilities and Sleek, Ultra-Thin Design Just in Time
for Holiday Gift-Giving
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 27, 2006--Sprint (NYSE:S) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the availability of the thinnest clamshell wireless phone currently available in the United States - the Sprint Power Vision M610 by Samsung. Harnessing the speed of Sprint's Power Vision(SM) EVDO network, the M610 by Samsung enables customers to access the latest news, music and entertainment content at broadband-like speeds.
In addition, the M610 by Samsung is the first ultra-slim, compact handset from Sprint to feature a 2.0 megapixel camera. The sleek handset features a large, crisp QVGA internal display, stereo Bluetooth(R) capable, speakerphone, advanced voice recognition and an external MicroSD(TM) memory card slot.
Measuring less than a half-inch in depth, the attractive M610 by Samsung provides quick and easy access to Sprint-exclusive content, including:
-- Sprint TV(SM) with more than 50 channels of live television and on-demand video and audio. -- Sprint Music Store(SM), which allows users to browse and wirelessly download full-length songs directly to their phone. -- NFL Mobile, a Sprint-exclusive application that offers same-day video highlights, customizable real-time statistics, scores, injury reports and other information updated every two seconds. -- Sprint Movies, the first service for mobile phones in the U.S. that streams full-length movies, including recent box-office hits and timeless favorites.
"The M610 by Samsung embodies Sprint's commitment to provide our customers with the best wireless devices that operate on the Nation's most powerful network," said Danny Bowman, vice president of Product Marketing and Planning for Sprint. "This attractive and powerful phone is sure to be on many holiday wish lists this year."
"Samsung is proud to introduce the slimmest clamshell handset ever available in the Sprint Power Vision phone lineup," said Dale Sohn, President of Samsung. "The M610 packs premium imaging, music and memory capabilities into an ultra-slim, extremely portable package."
The M610 is now available online at www.sprint.com/thin and will be available in all retail channels on Dec. 3. The suggested retail price is $329.99 or $179.99 with a two-year service agreement. The M610 by Samsung measures 3.98" x 2.05" x 0.47" and weighs just 3.28 ounces.
Customers purchasing the M610 by Samsung as a replacement for an existing mobile phone are encouraged to donate their current phone, battery and accessories to Sprint Project Connect. Donated equipment, regardless of make, model or service provider, will be recycled in an environmentally friendly manner or refurbished and resold with proceeds benefiting K-12 education. More information, including a prepaid mailing label, can be found at www.sprint.com/projectconnect.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks serving more than 51 million customers at the end of third quarter 2006; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, L.P., a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US $7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 90 offices in 51 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
CONTACT: Sprint Michelle Leff, 703-592-7504 Michelle.Leff@sprint.com or MWW Group for Samsung Brett White, 972-301-5404 email@example.com SOURCE: Sprint Nextel