Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Impressive Samsung Impression Phone

Prepare to be impressed. By what? By a new type of cell phone display screen technology. It's called AMOLED. That stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode. It's a mouthful to say, but the technology advance gives you a crisper and brighter display that is also thinner, lighter and less power hungry. You'll be seeing these deployed in all sorts of mobile devices soon. But right now you can get AMOLED technology in the new Samsung Impression A877 Blue cell phone.

The trend is to larger and larger cell phone screens as cellphones begin to take over the functions once reserved for laptop computers. But the larger the screen, the more of a battery drainer it becomes. That's no good in portable equipment. Hence, all the research into improved technologies that are squeezing the most performance from the lowest battery drain possible. The Samsung Impression's screen offers beautiful color in a 240 x 400 pixel display implemented as a 3.2 inch AMOLED screen.

What is such a nice screen good for? How about viewing the high resolution photos that you can take with the built-in 3.0 Megapixel digital camera. These pictures are good enough to print as well as share via multimedia messaging. The camera can be put into a camcorder mode to record video clips up to 1 hour long. At that length, "clips" seems to be a misnomer. These should probably be called full length programs or feature films.

The Samsung Impression phone is also a messaging center. A slide-out QWERTY keyboard gives you the keys and spacing you need for accurately typing text messages and emails. It's also backlit for your viewing convenience. Web browsing is also available with a full HTML browser included. This phone runs on the AT&T EDGE/GPRS data network and is a quad band GSM phone, the worldwide standard.

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