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Among the many companies touting newly released and upcoming products at the CTIA Wireless 2006 trade show in Las Vegas this week, Samsung Electronics unveiled the t509, an ultra-thin phone designed to compete with Motorola's Razr. The t509 is 9.8 millimeters thick. (The Razr is a clamshell, while its Motorola cousin, the Slvr, is 11.5mm thick.) This Samsung phone includes a color screen for playing videos and an external-memory slot, along with a camera.
Another slim Samsung phone, the d807 features a camera, Bluetooth compatibility, a music player and a color screen.
This slider phone, the t709, is designed to transfer a call from a cellular network to a home Wi-Fi network without interrupting the conversation.
The zx20 is the first Samsung has unveiled in the U.S. that is based on HSDPA, a network technology with fast data speeds suitable for delivering video and music to mobiles. The phone, which was recently reviewed by CNET.com, will likely work on Cingular Wireless, currently the only U.S. operator using HSDPA technology.