Samsung will enter the smartphone market later this month with a new Windows Mobile handset, complete with Qwerty keyboard and sideways "landscape" screen.

Comparisons with the ever-popular Blackberry have already begun, especially since the SGH-i320 also supports push email.

It runs Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 and includes a 1.3 megapixel camera, video recording, audio in all main formats, Bluetooth, USB and voice recognition.

The screen is a 2.2in model with QVGA (320x240 pixels) resolution and has a document viewer. It weighs 95g and measures 111x59x11.5mm. It has 120MB of internal memory and a microSD card slot for external memory.

The i320 will go on sale in Europe this month and in Southeast Asia "shortly," said Samsung. No details have been released on the pricing yet.