PMP or Portable Multimedia Player, no longer raises eye-brows, at least in the East. While Europe and the United States may be some time away from getting these handsets, Koreans already get options to choose between different brands vying to be the best.
The IM-U100 phone includes a 2.6 inch wide TFT LCD screen, which is two times larger than the screens on other multimedia handset models in Korea and among the largest of its type in the mobile handset sector globally, ensuring the richest and most visually enhanced multimedia experience for mobile phone users.
The new handset also features an aspect ratio - the ratio of the width of the LCD display screen to the height - of 15:9, considerably in advance of the 4:3 screen ratios of other mobile phones. In practice, this means that - along with high quality loud speaker and visual sound systems - users can avail of a similar picture experience to that found at the movies.
The large LCD screen shows users of the handset all menus in one screen without having to scroll down. Coupled with a 2.0 mega-pixel CMOS camera with panorama capability, the large screen is optimized for taking images and video clips.
Without having to open the slide, the Analog Mode Dial in the back of the IM-U100 allows direct access for users to camera, MP3 player and movie applications at the touch of a fingertip. Users of the IM-U100 can also save large volumes of data via the external T-Flash memory. In addition, the model also has a multitasking function, meaning mobile users can use the Internet or play games while listening to music.
The 2 mega-pixel camera also includes auto focus and PictBridge functionality, so that pictures can be printed without being connected to a computer. The IM-U100 will be marketed under Pantech’s SKY brand and will be initially targeted at the Korean market.
Pantech IM-U100 Features:
2.6 inch wide QVGA TFT LCD with 15:9 aspect ratio
Analog mode dial
2 mega-pixel embedded CMOS Camera with Panorama & PictBridge Functionality
64 polyphonic melody
T-Flash memory support/Full multitasking functionality
MSM 6500 chipset
2.4 Mbps/CDMA 1X EV-DO
Loud stereo speaker & MOD (music-on-demand) / VOD (video-on-demand)
Nano silver coating