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Samsung phone works in 90 countries

Global aut0-roaming may be a step closer

Auto-roaming around the globe may finally be getting closer.

New Samsung phone

ZDNet Korea, one of our sister sites, says a new phone released by Samsung on the SK Telecom network can handle CDMA, European GSM and Japan's JCDMA standards. That means the SCH-V920 pretty much works in Asia, Australia, North America and South America. You'd be out of luck in Gabon, but for most business trips or vacations you wouldn't have to worry about renting a phone at the airport.

The $500 phone also comes with an MP3 player, a 1.3-megapixel camera and an electronic translator that can convert phrases from Korean into English, Japanese or Chinese. As in: "They lost my luggage."

(Photo: Samsung)