Published on May 28th,2008 at 10:06 PM
By >Akihabara News Team

New Slidephone with Mobile Safari Browser from Samsung

Samsung announced its new Slide Phone L870 which will run on Symbian 9.3 and the S60 Feature Pack 2, 3rd Edition. Our device will feature an Apple’s Safari Browser webkit-based (Mobile Safari browser), the first one outside the iPhone!

As for specifications, the L870 is 13.5mm thin with a 3 Megapixel camera, a 2.4’’ QVGA display, 100MB of internal memory + MicroSD slot up to 4Gb, FM radio, music player, and Bluetooth.

SEOUL, KOREA – May 28, 2008 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading mobile phone provider, introduced L870, a S60 embedded Smartphone designed for a life-enhancing experience. With an exquisite stainless steel body fully packed with the most-up-to-date OS applications, L870 will upgrade both style and productivity in everyday life.

Like a tailored pair of suit, every millimeter of L870 is carefully custom-designed to match the user’s lifestyle. A magnificent stainless steel body softly brushed with elegant hairline pattern, and a 13.5mm slim and sleek outline, will perfectly complement every outfit and style. A minimalistic key pad that appearing when slides up, is deliberately designed to provide enough spaces between each keys to provide convenience.

Leveraging the capabilities of S60 platform, L870 brings full connectivity and application that surpass expectations for a handset device. The applications and features of the S60 software are not only easy to learn and use, but also enable maximum productivity. With Full-speed internet browser and more than 6,000 open applications are also compatible with L870 to customize the device for each individual’s needs.

L870 features many useful Samsung pre-installed applications such as an advanced task manager Checkit, PIMs (Personal information manager) homescreen, Team manager and business card recognition function. With these applications, users will experience better time and life managing experience than ever.

L870 boasts many other latest applications and interfaces. Creative user interface (UI) featuring three different themes, 2.4-inch QVGA TFT display, a 3-megapixel camera, FM radio with RDS, music player and Bluetooth v.2.0 supports are all embedded within L870 for satisfying visual and audio entertainment needs.

“We are happy to compliment our product portfolio with yet another appealing S60 mobile, Samsung L870 that is fully customized with style, performance and user interface,” says, Jongin Kim, the Vice President of Mobile Communication Division of Samsung Electronics. “With S60, we can successfully deliver the latest mobile technology with fully customizable applications and the intuitive user interfaces.”

Samsung L870 will first be launched in Europe around August, then will continue to be available in all regions where GSM is available.

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  • danwarne

    Is it really Mobile Safari, or simply a Webkit-based browser?

    Symbian Series 60 has had a webkit-based browser for some time, which makes me wonder whether this is really “Mobile Safari”. Webkit is, of course, open-source, since it was based on KHTML and Apple was obliged to return code improvements to the community.

    It seems rather unlikely that Apple would licence Mobile Safari to another vendor, considering what makes Safari Safari rather than Webkit is its user interface, and I can’t really see that being easy to replicate on a Symbian device.

  • Xandrex_web

    indeed, it’s webkit-based. But Samsung writes “Safari” on their spec sheet :

    Nokia used webkit too for the navigator of its S60 series.

  • Gizmo

    Still confused what the different between webkit-base and Safari



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