Samsung announces first HSUPA phone, the SCH-M470

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HSUPA, that little internet devil which made it big at the recent Mobile World Congress, has been employed by Samsung in their latest phone for the Korean market, the SCH-M470.

Belonging to the HSPA family of mobile internet connectivity, High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) is similar to HSDPA which you see in most 3G phones now, however it has up-link speeds of up to 5.76Mbit/s, with transmissions not orthogonal to one another like they are with HSDPA.

Going back to the SCH-M470 handset, it has a 2.0-megapixel camera, push email, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a Google search app. When it launches in South Korea, it’ll be around 600,000KRW, which is about £309.

(via AVING)

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Katherine Hannaford