MSNBC, under the headline, “Samsung unveils iPhone-like handset: Ultra Smart F700 plays music, surfs the Web, and runs version of Mac OS X,” carries a report from The Associated Press today:
“Samsung Electronics Co. has unveiled a new mobile phone that features some of the sleek design and functions of Apple Inc.’s much-hyped iPhone,” the Associated Press reports.
AP reports, “Samsung’s Ultra Smart F700 will be exhibited at next week’s 3GSM World Congress, a telecommunications exhibition in Barcelona, Samsung spokeswoman Sonia Kim said Friday.”
“Mobile phone makers have been scrambling to match the iPhone, unveiled last month by Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The device, which will be available starting in June, marks the iPod and Macintosh computer maker’s entry into the mobile phone business,” AP reports.
AP reports, “The ultra-thin iPhone is controlled by touching the screen a large touch screen, plays music, surfs the Internet, and runs a version of the Mac OS X operating system, among other functions.”
Full article here.
Note to MSNBC headliner writer: the AP report says that Apple’s iPhone “runs a version of the Mac OS X operating system.” Nowhere does AP claim that Samsung’s superficially-iPhone-like Ultra Smart F700 “runs a version of the Mac OS X operating system.” Samsung’s meager press release only states their phone features a “Flash UI.”
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[UPDATE: 8:00pm EST: MSNBC has now revised the headline to read: “Samsung unveils iPhone-like handset: Ultra Smart F700 has slide-out key pad, large touch-screen.”]
Samsung previews potential Apple iPhone competitor – February 08, 2007