Slide, Baby, Slide

Do yourself a favor and hop on Samsung's Web site and look at the interactive demo the company has devoted to its new cell phone, the SGH-D410 sliding camera phone. Not only will the demo make you want to master Macromedia Flash—it's a very hip demo—it might also make you want to start saving your pennies so you can own a SGH-D410. One look at Samsung's savvy marketing and you'll realize that this phone is the kind that could get you a date if you play your cards right. Here's what this sleek trendsetter has to offer:

The phone's cover that springs open and closed with a slight touch, its metal finish, and 2" Thin Film Transistor (TFT) display look suave, but this phone's beauty goes deeper. The SGH-D410 includes a 640 x 480 VGA digital camera, which has an 180-degree rotating lens that lets you shoot pictures from any angle. You can use the camera's multishot feature to take 6, 9, or 15 images consecutively, and you can shoot motion JPEG video clips. You can download the pictures you take to your PC, or you can use them as screensavers on the TFT display. You can show off your pictures in any of four effects on the display—gray, negative, sepia, and poster—and with eleven frames, including balloons and a heart.

You can also use the SGH-D410's email client function for real-time access to your email. The phone has Message Management System (MMS) technology, which lets you send text, voice, music, and image messages to other MMS-capable mobile phones. The SGH-D410 has an organizer with a calendar, to-do list, alarm, world time, currency exchange, calculator, and voice memo function to boot. The Samsung SGH-D410 sliding camera phone is not yet available in the U.S. and costs $599.99 (a high price, but perhaps worth it if you're single).

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