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Samsung to launch its first-ever GPS phone

ICT Materials 17 October 2007 06:11

Mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it would launch its first-ever phone incorporating a Global Positioning System (GPS).

The phone -- called the i550 -- will use the operating software of Britain's Symbian and be available in Europe from November this year.

The two companies also launched a music-dedicated smartphone called the Samsung i450, available from October.

Symbian -- 47.9 percent owned by Nokia -- is the market leader in the provision of software to smartphones, advanced versions of mobile phones with many of the attributes of a computer. ( Reuters )

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