Samsung Tocco Ultra launches in Ireland


3 Apr 2009

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The Samsung Tocco touchscreen phone may have gone down a treat with Irish consumers, but the brand-new Tocco Ultra aims to combine the best of both worlds with a large, bright, 2.8-inch full-touch screen, as well as a slide-out 3×4 keypad.

The Tocco Ultra uses Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED) display technology with anti-reflection coating, which makes for a super-bright display that claims to outshine the traditional LCD TFT of the iPhone and Android G1 handsets.

Size-wise, the Tocco Ultra is a super-slim handset with a 12.7mm body, and judging by first glimpses, this model is not simply a modified Tocco original – it has a sleek, curved back body with a scratch resistant frame and red accents on the edge, as well as the camera at the back.

The camera itself is 8-megapixels with auto-focus, dual power LED and great additions in the form of smile shot, face-tagging, geo-tagging and photo blogging.

The video-recording function captures at 30 frames per second and records in VGA.

Internet access promises to be speedy with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA.

This Tocco Ultra handset is the latest flagship Gael Fón for Samsung Ireland. Especially for the Irish market, it has an Irish language menu with predictive/T9 texting ‘as gaeilge’ and widget applications that include an English-Irish/Irish-English dictionary.

The Tocco Ultra Edition is now available from Vodafone, O2, Three.ie and The Carphone Warehouse, as well as 3G Mobile, and retails from €49 on bill pay.