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Samsung partners BSNL, MTNL for 3G services

Agencies Posted: 2009-04-01 13:26:35+05:30 IST Updated: Apr 01, 2009 at 1326 hrs IST New Delhi: Korean electronic major Samsung on Wednesday said it has partnered state-run telecos BSNL and MTNL to provide high-end handsets for their 3G services and is looking at up to 45 per cent of its total sales being generated from multimedia and touchscreen phones. "We have partnered BSNL and MTNL to promote 3G services in India. We are currently giving a special bundling offer for BSNL consumers on our select handsets for 3G services," Samsung India Electronics President and CEO Jung Soo Shin said in New Delhi. He said, "We have also provided handsets to MTNL to offer 3G services in Delhi." Samsung launched an 8 mega pixel touchscreen, 3G enabled phone 'Ultra' priced at Rs 27,500 in India. The handset is capable of offering speedy internet access, video telephony, streaming and multimedia services. "Samsung already has four touchscreen phones available in the Indian market, all of these are 3G enabled," Shin said. "We are looking at touchscreen and multimedia phone portfolio to contribute 40-45 per cent of our total sales by the end of the year," Samsung Telecom Division Country Head Sunil Dutt said.