The SGH D500 from Samsung has won the 'Best Mobile Handset Award' from the GSM Association at the 3GSM World Congress at Cannes in France. The award recognises excellence in handset design and innovation. The D 500 won this award out of 61 nominees that included Razr V3 from Motorola, Research in Motion's Blackberry 7100 and Sony Ericsson's P910.
Accepting the award, Woonsub Kim, Executive VP, Samsung Telecommunications Network, said, "We are delighted to receive this award for Best Handset for the SGH-D500 phone. Samsung is above all focused on delivering the best possible user experience in all of its mobile products. Like the SGH-D500, the handsets that Samsung is showing at 3GSM this year feature rich media capabilities that really harness the power of GSM networks, and combine this with leading style."
The SGH-D500 delivers the latest multimedia and imaging technology in a compact and elegant soft-touch slide-up style. A powerful business device as well as a multimedia companion, the SGH-D500 incorporates all of Samsung's leading technology into one package: a 1.3 Megapixel camera with flash; video recording with 60 minutes of storage; Bluetooth, e-mail, and syncML connectivity; a speakerphone with enhanced voice clarity; an MP3 music player; 262K TFT screen; 64 polyphonic ring tones; and 96MB of internal user memory.