A trio of Samsung cell phone speakers

Samsung shows a series of new cell phone speakers at CES.

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Samsung's new speakers Kent German/CNET Networks

Samsung showed off a series of new cell phone speakers at CES. On the bottom row are the cube-shaped ASP800 (left) and the ASP600 (right), and on the top left is the circular ASP700. The white color scheme is an interesting design choice, but we like the minimalist look.

As they were behind glass, we weren't able to inspect them closely, but we did get a short demonstration. Like the similar products from LG and Sony Ericsson they seemed decent on the whole. No, they won't replace your living room sound system, but they're perfectly fine for broadcasting your music phone's tunes to the world. We don't have pricing information right now but they'll be available for sale early this year.