Seoul (South Korea) – Making its debut in the midst of a legal battle for Apple over its much anticipated iPhone, Samsung today unveiled the F700, a new handset with a feature set designed to rival Apple’s upcoming entrant.
The new Samsung device comes with a 5 megapixel camera, almost unheard of for a cell phone, and more powerful than the iPhone’s 2 megapixel offering. Like the iPhone, the F700 also has a full touch-screen interface. There is also a sliding Qwerty keyboard built into the Samsung phone.
The F700 comes will come with a handful of pre-installed software as well, including a full HTML browser and VibeTonz technology, which reportedly helps make the touch screen feel more like a traditional button-mapped interface and uses the phone’s vibration feature to provide feedback on mobile applications.
The F700 will make its official debut at a global 3GSM conference next week in Barcelona, Spain.