LG and Samsung have announced mobile phone handsets that work with HSDPA (high speed downlink packet access) data download services - but so far only for South Korea.

Samsung's handset is the SCH-W2100 slider. It supports HSDPA up to 1.8 Mbit/s and has a built-in tuner for digital broadcasting. There's a 2 Mpixel camera with autofocus, MP3 player, text to speech, a file viewer and TV-out function. It costs around 700,000 won (about £410).

LG has two handsets, both of which are also sliders. The KH1000 is similar to the Samsung phone in that the screen slides upwards to reveal a small keyboard. With the SH100, users first need to rotate the phone clockwise 90 degrees and then slide the screen upwards to reveal the keyboard. This has the advantage of allowing for a slightly longer keyboard than the other KH1000.

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