Samsung's industrial designers have stepped way outside the aesthetic box with its two new Ultra phones, the Ultra Music (pic after the jump) and the Ultra Video (shown). The former is a 100-mm-thin two-sided candybar; one side is the phone with a small LCD and a full QWERTY keypad, the other side the music player with a larger 2+-inch screen (precise specs were unavailable and no one had a ruler) and music transport controls. Aside from the music player is a 1.3-MP camera and Bluetooth stereo. Given its attributes, it's likely to be available from Sprint, probably sometime this spring, although no one would say officially.
Similar availability secrecy surrounds the Ultra Video phone, but since it's an HSDPA/UMTS phone, it's not a leap to figure it'll be a Cingular phone (Cingular has the only domestic HSDPA network in the U.S.), probably sometime this spring. Also an ultra thin 10-mm thick, the Ultra Music also is a candybar, but the screen piece, about two-thirds of the phone, swivels around, letting you rest the phone on a table top to watch widescreen video on its 2ish-inch screen (still no ruler). There's also a 2-MP camera and Bluetooth stereo inside.
To update yesterday's post on Samsung's MediaFLO phone, the SCH-u620 is a slider phone with a skinny telescoping antenna to receive the TV broadcasts. You turn the phone horizontally to watch TV on its 2-inch color LCD. It's equipped with a 1.3-MP camera, microSD slot, stereo Bluetooth and a 2.5mm headphone jack. It'll hit your local Verizon store when MediaFLO service is available in your neighborhood.