updated 09:30 am EST, Fri November 24, 2006
Samsung M610 at Sprint
Sprint today started shipping the Samsung M610, a clamshell phone the company says is the thinnest such phone ever to be released in the US at 0.47 inches. Despite this size, the phone is comparatively advanced for its mid-range status, according to the carrier. The M610 has a central, 2-megapixel camera that can swivel to either face outwards for conventional photos or inwards for self-portraits. Sprint further says the phone supports all the company's Power Vision services, including EVDO Internet access as well as mobile TV. Bluetooth and a microSD card slot for additional storage complement the design. The phone is available today from Sprint for $330 as a stand-alone purchase and for $180 with a two-year contract.