12 May 2005

The cellphone that does everything imaginable, at least sort of [The New York Times]

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Samsung’s new phone for Sprint can take two-megapixel photos, scan in business cards, record 90-minute videos, play TV shows and even transcribe dictated speech. But how well?

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