Midmarket: Samsung Offers 8 Sleek Handsets at 2009 CTIA Show
Samsung announced a slew of new handsets at the 2009 CTIA conference in Las Vegas, including the touch screen Finesse and Instinct s30, which offers visual voicemail. Like many other handset makers, Samsung is focusing on touch screen capability and Internet connectivity. Advanced Bluetooth capability and GPS-enabled features are also highlighted, as is a focus on media accessibility and playability. The Instinct has updated features including built-in instant messaging, an improved Web browsing experience using either the default browser or Opera Mini 4.2 and 16GB of external memory. Samsung also debuted a Mobile Internet Device (MID), the Wi-Max-enabled Mondi, which features a 4.3-inch full touch screen with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface and a four-row, full QWERTY keyboard with an optical mouse slides out from behind the length of the rectangular screen. The Mondi runs Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, and comes preloaded with Opera 9.5 and the Route66 GPS application for turn-by-turn directions.