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All posts tagged "samsung epix"


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Samsung EPIX Update Now Available Will Take You To Windows Phone 6.5

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Samsung Windows Phones" @ 01:00 AM

http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa...58&AT_ID=241715

"Samsung has released a software update for the SGH-i907 (EPIX) which is recommended to be installed. This update includes software improvements and additions. The update may take between 10-15 minutes to complete if the system is already set up."

If you have been waiting for a while, your patience has just been rewarded as Samsung has announced the availability of a Windows Phone 6.5 update for the EPIX. What will you get with this update? Three of the key new features they are promoting include Windows Marketplace for Mobile, Internet Explorer Mobile 6, and AT&T WiFi. The latter feature provides automatic access to over 20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots nationwide (subject to your smartphone data plan). Convinced you need the update? Then head right over to the Samsung site and start installing without delay.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Samsung Releases the Epix

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 01:23 PM

http://www.wireless.att.com/busines...gEPIX/index.jsp

"The Epix is Samsung's first AT&T Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional device featuring touch screen capability-built for enterprise and small business customers. The Epix is a powerful smartphone that offers features like a high-speed processor, large application memory capacity, and aGPS to run corporate email, location-based services, and vertical application solutions. The Epix has the manageability and security capabilities that enterprise IT managers seek, including Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager deployment-a security and manageability server that enables enterprise IT administrators to better manage mobile devices. The Epix is a world-capable, 3G smartphone featuring tri-band HSDPA (850/1900/2100) and quad-band EDGE (850/900/1800/1900). Its touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard, dedicated function keys, and optical center navigation button with mouse pointer enable easy one-hand operation for even the most complex multitasking needs."

When I was browsing the Windows Mobile device picker I saw the Samsung Epix come up. I haven't seen any news about this posted on Samsung's Web site yet, but it's live on AT&T's site. What makes this device interesting is the form-factor. It's a Windows Mobile Professional 6.1 device, so it has a touch-screen, but it also has a front-facing QWERTY keyboard. I thought it was a Windows Mobile standard device, a la Blackjack, at first. It boasts a 624 mhz ARM920T PXA311 processor, 256 MB ROM, and 150 MB of RAM. It has a 2.4" QVGA 320 x 320 screen, GPS, and a microSD slot that supports up to 32 GB. The d-pad in the middle is actually an optical mouse pad - something I'm highly dubious about until I actually try it and see how it works. It weighs in at 4.4 ounces and is 4.56 x 2.41 x 0.51 inches in size. The battery is a respectable 1800 mAh. Samsung has historically had atrocious battery life on their Pocket PCs, but I've been quite impressed with the battery life on my Samsung Blackjack II - so here's hoping this device has solid battery life.

Want to buy one? I managed to track down the purchase page on AT&T, and it looks like full retail is $449 USD, $299 on a two-year contract, and $199 after a promotion - presumably available for the two-year contract. So what do you think - is this your next device? If not, what's it missing?


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