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G600 launch at the Samsung Festival Garden

Samsung made the most of its sponsorship of this year's Sydney Festival with the launch of the G600 camera phone at an elegant event in Hyde Park, Sydney.

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Samsung made the most of its sponsorship of this year's Sydney Festival with the launch of the G600 camera phone at an elegant event in Hyde Park, Sydney.

The Famous Speigeltent set up within the Samsung festival garden.

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Tall jets of flame employed to roast the pterodactyls served for dinner.

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A "cool"-looking ice sculpture of a hand clutching a mobile phone.

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Friends of Samsung getting a hands-on with some of the mobile products Samsung intends to launch this year.

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Gorgeous Australian artist Sarah Blasko performing an acoustic set with her band at the Samsung garden party.

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Samsung had plenty of personal audio accessories on display alongside the mobile phones.

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Director of Telecommunications for Samsung Mobile, Josh Delgado, speaking at the launch.

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Not the belle of the ball but definitely a star of the future: the Samsung G800 making an appearance.

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The Samsung F700, one of Samsung's touchscreen mobiles to be released in 2008, just in time to face off with the iPhone.

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The other touchscreen to be launched by Samsung in 2008, the F490.

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A selection of the huge number of future products on display.

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Again, more phones to play with.

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The F110 is a Samsung phone with Adidas branding. Will it have a built-in pedometer? Or a screaming personal trainer for a ring tone?

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The rugged Samsung Solid glistening and wet after being submerged in a bowl of water to demonstrate its water resistance.

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An unidentified Samsung phone making an appearance (Note: This is an overseas model which will not be released in Australia).

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A selection of Samsung's mobile TV solutions.

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A large crowd turned out for the launch of the G600.

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