Samsung's SGH-i450 coming to America

The Samsung SGH-i450 is a new kind of music phone.

Samsung SGH-i450 Samsung

Samsung isn't making much of a splash at CES, at least not yet. While the manufacturer deluged us throughout the fall with new models, it appears to be taking a break in Las Vegas. Yet not all is lost, as Samsung today showed off a few international models that it is bringing to North American shores. The SGH-i450 is a music phone with a dual-slider design that offers a lot more than you might expect. When the keypad is exposed, you can make calls as normal, but when you slide it in the other direction the music player activates and you can use a unique touch wheel to navigate through the menus. What's more, the SGH-i450 offers metallic speakers supporting an amplifier from Bang & Olufsen. No, I don't know what that means exactly, but it certainly sounds cool. The handset runs Symbian Series 60, third edition, and also has Bluetooth, a 2-megapixel camera, a separate VGA camera, an FM radio, a 3.5mm headset jack, a 262,000-color display, 35MB of internal memory, and a microSD card slot. As a quad-band GSM phone, it will work almost anywhere in the world, and it supports 3.5G HSDPA networks.

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Samsung SGH-i450 - silver/blue

The Bottom Line: It can't pass muster as a camera phone, but as a quality music handset the Samsung SGH-i450 more than holds its own. / Read full review

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