Samsung phones: Olympic marathon

In the latest of many announcements, it issues new photos of an 18k AnyCall handset.

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Some of us at Crave are really looking forward to next year's Beijing Olympics--not because we're huge fans of the pommel horse, but because we're so tired of Samsung trying to figure out what phones it wants to dedicate to the event.

First the company announced its plans this summer for not one but three commemorative handsets, setting the stage for inevitable confusion. Then it sprang a gold version on us. Now, according to Ubergizmo, the company has issued yet another set of photos for the 18k Gold Edition of its AnyCall E848 handset. The quad-band GSM phone is appropriately international, though the $359 list price won't be friendly to all economies.

We just hope Samsung will make up its mind on these phones. You'd think the company would have things nailed down by now, given that it issued a special edition at the 2004 Olympics as well. But maybe that's the point--to string us along for as long as possible.

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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