Innovative Samsung have announced the coming launch of a Windows Mobile cell-phone that is equipped with an 8G-byte hard-disk drive. I actually remember upgrading my PC to having such capacity not so many years ago, so this is pretty awesome. Known as the SGH-i310, the cell-phone looks similar to the i300 hard-disk drive phone launched by Samsung last year, and uses a candy-bar form factor. Designed around mobile music, the new phone includes a music player in addition to dual speakers, an amplifier and Bluetooth stereo link. It can handle the MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, WAV and Ogg formats.

Samsung plans to unveil the new phone later this week at the Cebit show that begins on Thursday in Hanover. No pricing for the handset was announced.

The phone is compatible with the GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications), GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) and EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution) technologies and runs the Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone operating system. It measures 112 millimeters by 48 mm by 20 mm and weighs 120 grams.