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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Samsung Omnia i900 Reviewed by MobileTechReview

Posted by Paul Martin in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.mobiletechreview.com/pho...-Omnia-i900.htm

"The Omnia (Latin for "all") in fact has it all: a WQVGA haptic touch screen, quad band unlocked GSM, Euro-only 3G, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM radio, DivX certification, a 5 megapixel camera, 624MHz CPU, 8 or 16 gigs of storage and an SDHC microSD card slot. For those of us in the US, the Euro-only 3G takes "all" down one notch. The Omnia works fine on both T-Mobile and AT&T in the US, but you're stuck with EDGE for data. Really, it's hard to imagine that Samsung's flagship PDA phone leaves out triband HSDPA. No carrier offers the Omnia in the US; instead it's sold by online importers for approximately $700 (the 16 gig model sells for approximately $60 more than the 8 gig model). Prices may come down when the phone isn't so new and hot."

Beyond the nice video review, MobileTechReview has done an indepth writeup of the Samsung Omnia i900. With very few actual hardware controls, the i900 relies heavily on the touch-based interface. As noted in the quote above, the Omnia sadly left behind any 3G goodness once it crossed the pond so North American users will encounter more online speed limit signs. Read on to see what Editor-in-Chief Lisa Gade thought, despite the loss of 3G.


Thursday, July 3, 2008

Mobile Tech Addicts Reviews Samsung's Square-Screen SGH-i780

Posted by Janak Parekh in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 05:00 AM

http://www.mobiletechaddicts.com/20...s-mobile-phone/

"Another device turned up in the post for us to take a look at and this one is the Samsung SGH i780 Windows Mobile Professional device. This phone impressed us from the moment we opened the box and switched it on. The form factor is fantastic combined with a great front facing Qwerty keyboard...The major difference with this and other square screen devices is the screen resolution. All previous square screen devices we have seen followed the 240 x 240 resolution but this phone has a 320 x 320 display which makes for a much better viewing experience."



It's good to see vendors Not Named Palm trying the square-screen format, but with a halfway decent resolution. Let's hope we see a North American-frequency-compatible-GSM or CDMA version of it come to this side of the pond. :)


Saturday, June 7, 2008

Verizon Slides Show Samsung i770, Palm 800W, and Network Updates

Posted by Paul Martin in "Pocket PC News" @ 04:00 PM

http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2008/...800w-fun-facts/

"Sandwiched between a pair of overdue TPS reports in our desk's inbox this morning was this little gem, a glossy Verizon presentation filled with magical, exotic wonders hailing from a place and time not too far from our own. For starters, we're guessing that the giant "ID NOT FINAL" label here means that the Samsung i770 won't look quite like this nightmarish blue slab of death by the time it's released, but even if it does, we're happy to report that it'll still be sporting the GSM radio for global service we've been hearing about all along."



Engadget Mobile managed to get ahold of a Verizon slide presentation which reveals some promising device plans including the Samsung i770, the rumored worldband version of the i760, and will sport both EvDO and GSM when it's released this fall. The slides also show the XV6800 should have received a WM6.1 update in May and the i760 should have it's 6.1 upgrade released this month. Other goodies include a WiFi-enabled Palm 800W also planned for 3rd Quarter this year, system updates, and even specifics on coverage expansion. Check out the full gallery of slides here.


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Samsung i780 First Impressions

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.pda-247.com/forum/showth...ead.php?t=22434

"The i780 looks and feels gorgeous. It is made of a strong black plastic. The battery cover was simple to remove but a little tricky to put back on. Powering up for the first time, allowing the i780 to create all my data and voice setup then reveals a lovely Samsung today plugin. Everyone I have shown the i780 to, is amazed."



The i780 is a rare beast - it features a 320x320 screen, a first among Windows Mobile device. Software compatibility isn't as a big a problem as it is with WVGA screens, though I'd still expect some apps will have trouble especially games. As you can see, the reviewers were quite taken with the device and it certainly looks solidly built. The i780 features HSDPA, 2MP camera, BT, WiFi, FM radio, aGPS, and 128MB RAM, which is finally becoming a standard feature at least among higher level devices. Sadly for our US friends this one's triband GSM, though I wouldn't rule out Samsung coming up with a quadband variant. Read the review for more info, or hit up Shaun McGill's Samsung i780 blog for even more.

Tags: Samsung, HSDPA, i780, AGPS

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Phone Scoop Discovers Samsung i770 FCC Approval

Posted by Janak Parekh in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=2990

"The Samsung SCH-i770 was recently approved by the FCC. Documents seen on the FCC site provide some interesting details about this device. It has dual-band 850/1900 GSM and dual-band 850/1900 CDMA radios. It also has other bands (possibly GSM 900/1800), but it could not be confirmed what the exact additional bands were in the existing documents."

All evidence points to this being an international-capable phone on Verizon styled after the i760. Business users on Verizon needing a new Pocket PC Phone will want to keep an eye on this. If you're curious, you can check out the FCC documents yourself.

Tags: Samsung, Verizon, FCC, i770

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Samsung SCH-M740 Featuring HSUPA

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 09:00 PM

http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2008/...load-fast-lane/

"Sliders with numeric keypads aren't exactly the most common form factor for Windows Mobile handsets to begin with, but throw in some HSUPA and you've got a very rare combo indeed. Samsung's SCH-M470 fits that most unusual bill, throwing in a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and WiFi -- not to say you'll necessarily need it while you're cruising along at the sickeningly fast speeds the HSPA specification originally intended."



The kicker here is that the SCH-M740 (what an appealing name - not!) will only be available in Korea. I read a report the other day that there's now over 300 devices available globally with HSDPA, but only just over 60 with HSPA (i.e. HSDPA + HSUPA). What's the difference? Broadband level upload speeds, that's what - if you've ever tried transferring files while mobile or put up a big email attachment, you'll immediately see the benefit of this. Oh, and the phone doesn't look to bad either, if not quite as sexy as the Touch Dual - or the girls showing it off ;).


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