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Samsung SGH-D500 (Tri-Band)
By Leo Andrew G. Alejandro
Category : Mobile Phones
Published by Vijay Anand on Sunday, 1st May, 2005
Rating : 4.5 out of 5 stars  

Sliding Up & Looking Around

Right above the 4-way navigation pad is a thin rubber strip that facilitates easy phone sliding and doing so would reveal a standard keypad. Though flat, the keys are quite tactile and combined with the tiny metallic strips that segregate the keys, touch-typing for quick message compositions is not a problem. Another feature revealed when the D500 is fully extended is an integrated 1.3-Megapixel camera mounted at the rear of the top piece and is accompanied by a small flash unit too.

A shot of the SGH-D500 from the back with the slide up. Note the camera and the flash unit on the top piece.

On the left profile of the D500 are the volume buttons and an IrDA port, while on the right you'll find a camera button along with a mini USB port for headset and plug-in speakers. At the bottom of the phone is the charger port protected by a small rubber strip similar to how the mini USB port protected from external elements.

The left side of the SGH-D500. Here are the volume keys and the IrDA port.

The external camera button and the port for the plug in speaker are on the right side of the phone.

A shot of the SGH-D500 from the back.

The bottom of the phone is where the charger port and microphone are located.

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