Samsung has released its first commercial mobile handset that can switch between cellular and wireless LAN networks, the company said on Tuesday.
The SGH-P200 combines GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) with 802.11b/g WiFi and supports both voice and data calls, the South Korean mobile phone maker said. It expects users to make calls over WiFi at home or in cafes and switch to mobile phone network where no wireless LAN coverage exists.
Features of the slider-type handset include a 1.3 megapixel camera, MPEG4/H.263 video player, MP3/AAC/AAC+ music player, document viewer and PictBridge printing. The handset measures 44mm x 95mm x 22.5mm and weighs 95g.
It is available now in Italy and will be launch in other European countries soon, Samsung said. Pricing information was not available.