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Samsung's slimline Windows smartphone spied in Italy

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Italy looks set to get first shout of Samsung's 12mm-thick Nokia E71-alike smartphone, the C6620, courtesy of local carrier TIM.

Samsung C9920

Samsung's C9920: Windows Mobile 6.1 on board

The skinny, Qwerty-keyboard equipped handset can make calls across three GSM bands and suck down data across HSDPA 3G links. It's got 20MB of on-board memory backed by a 1GB Micro SD card, though other carriers may choose to bundle higher capacity cards or no card at all.

Samsung C9920

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The C6620 runs Windows Mobile 6.1, showing the standard Microsoft UI on its 320 x 240, 65,000-colour screen. There's a two-megapixel camera on the back, and Bluetooth for headsets and local wireless data transfer.

The handset measures 113 x 63 x 12mm and weighs 109g.

The C6620 isn't available yet, but TIM says it'll want €199 ($262/£158) for the phone when it does go on sale. The phone will be available in red, green and blue.

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