Samsung Armani phone sighted at CES

Samsung's designer cell phone makes a guest appearance in Las Vegas.

Armani anyone? Samsung

Celebrity sightings of people have been pretty slim so far at CES, but we did get to see a celebrity cell phone. Samsung's Armani handset was sitting pretty in Samsung's enormous booth; most of the time it was behind glass, but we did see it up close. Like LG's Prada model, the Armani phone is all about design, and in this case it's decidedly minimalist. A large (2.6-inch), 262,000-color touch screen dominates the entire front face of the candy-bar device, and a slim profile (0.41 inch) means it casts a slight shadow. The display also features haptic feedback so you know you're actually pressing a control.

Features include a full Internet browser, stereo Bluetooth, a 3-megapixel camera, a digital music and video player, and a microSD card slot. As it's a triband phone (GSM 900/1800/1900), it's better suited for the European market, but you can still buy unlocked in the United States for a wallet-stretching $700. No one said high couture came cheap.

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