South Korea's Samsung Electronics has introduced two new phones that should make it to market later this year. The first is a combination cell phone/personal digital assistant that U.S. carrier Sprint PCS plans to market in August. Verizon also has plans to sell the same phone later in the year, according to Samsung. At six ounces, the phone weighs slightly less than the first PDA/cell phone to make it to the U.S. market, the Kyocera 6035. Both phones sell for $500.
Samsung hopes its second phone will upset phone maker Nokia's handset sale dominance, especially in Europe, company representatives said. The phone will debut in Europe in May and will work on the General Packet Radio Service system. German operator T-Mobile is among the first customers to sell the phone, Samsung said. Nokia plans to launch a GPRS service later this year.