World Briefing: Jun 23, 2003

A "Female Phone"--For Asia Only

You've come a long way, baby--and that's affecting your choice of cell phones. Consider the Samsung SGH-T500, introduced earlier this year in Asian markets and selling for the equivalent of $500. Samsung bills it as "a female-centric mobile phone." Why? It's so pretty, for one thing, available in four colors, including Sapphire Blue and Topaz Gold, and featuring a ring of synthetic diamonds around the exterior display. It also offers "multiple female features," including a biorhythm calculator, a calorie counter, and a calendar that tracks the owner's menstrual cycles. Samsung says the T500 "completes communication...

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