This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages)(Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|Compatible networks||GSM 900/1800/1900, D500E: GSM 900/1800/1900 + EDGE|
|Availability by country||November 2004|
|Dimensions||3.68 x 1.8 x 1 in (93.5 x 45.7 x 23.5 mm)|
|Weight||3.5 oz (99 g)|
|Memory||92 MB Internal, 80 MB available to user|
|Display||176x220 pixels (QCIF+), 262,144 (18-bit) Color TFT LCD|
|Rear camera||1.3 megapixel|
|Connectivity||GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots) 32 - 48 kbit/s, Bluetooth v1.1, IrDA, USB|
The Samsung SGH-D500 is a slider-style mobile phone created by Samsung. It was announced in Q4 2004 as a replacement to the popular Samsung E800. It has a 1.3 megapixel digital camera with an integrated LED flash. The phone can be purchased in various colors such as black, grey/silver, silver/white, silver/blue, black/blue, and black/silver. The D500 won the prestigious award "the worlds best cellphone" at the 3GSM world congress in Cannes, 2005. The SGH-D500 was popular with consumers because of the large screen-size to front-surface ratio, the smooth button and sliding action, powerful flash, and good video/photograph/sound quality. The D500 was regarded as compact and as having a good feature set for its time. Samsung experienced remarkable success with the introduction of the D500 and has therefore introduced several other slider-style mobile phones in recent years, some fairly successful, others not so much. This phone helped to popularise the 'active' sliding phone concept across all brands. The SGH-D500 has been succeeded by the Samsung SGH-D600. There is a very similar variant handset, the SGH-D500E.
Due to networks (wireless carriers) supplying the D500 to customers with branded software, this phone is very often 'flashed' by owners. This removes/changes onscreen branding, the unpopular shortcut sidebar and non-optional sounds (e.g. branding sound on power-on/off). The new software can add features such as voice-dial and voice-command, and increased memory availability.
The SGH-D500 received some criticism for not having expandable memory (via a memory slot). There are known issues with the screen of this phone. The screen connector can disconnect, resulting in no display ('white screen problem'). The screen is also vulnerable to being damaged through careless use or accidental impact.
The phone was popular and sold 12 million units worldwide, also making it Samsung's first phone to sell over a million.
|This Samsung mobile phone-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. Therefore, this site has no control over the copyright issues of the streaming media.
All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on Google Video or YouTube by themselves.
The owner of this site cannot know which documentaries are in public domain, which has been uploaded to e.g. YouTube by the owner and which has been uploaded without permission. The copyright owner must contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely.