In other Samsung news, the company’s final handset in its Ultra series, the Soul, goes on sale this week in select European markets. Samsung said the handset should be available in most other GSM markets by the end of May.
According to Samsung, the Soul continues “in the line of the Ultra Edition’s minimalistic, slim design, [with] a full metal body with a premium finish and 12.9 mm-thin form factor.”
Features include: Magical Touch by DaCP, an application that changes navigation indicators on the keypad according to the user’s current activity, and a 5-megapixel camera with face detection, image stabilizer and Wide Dynamic Range. The handset is also HSDPA-compatible to European standards.
The Soul made its U.S.-debut at CTIA Wireless show earlier this month, though the company has not announced when it may be available in the United States.
Samsung said it sold 4.5 million Ultra series handsets during Q4 2007, just under 10% of total handsets sold during the 3-month period.