Samsung hits ITU Telecom World 2006 opening day today in Hong Kong with its Ultra series of cellphones, including the Ultra Music (F300), the Ultra Video (F500) that we mentioned earlier today, and Ultra Messaging (i600) smartphone.
The Ultra Music F300 has a screen on the front and a conventional candy bar phone keypad on the other side, and gives you extra oomph with its Bang & Olufsen-designed digital amplifier inside. Hopefully that won't jack the price up 4x. Just like its Ultra Video brandmate, it has a 2-megapixel camera and a miniSD slot for 2GB more storage.
Another member of the Ultra line: the Ultra Messaging i600...
It's an HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) smartphone running Windows Mobile 5.0, which at .46 inches thin is called the world's slimmest messaging phone. And check out that second camera on the front, letting you video conference, too. Available in Q1 of next year, so far it's Asia-only.