Another Cellular-Wireless Pocket PC Coming from Samsung

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Recently, Samsung has been putting together a new family of cellular-wireless Pocket PCs. So far this includes three models, all of which use the same basic form factor.

First off, the company has been showing off since last year the i730. This handheld, which hasn’t yet been released, uses a traditional tablet design, but it sports a small QWERTY keyboard that is exposed when the screen slides up. It will support CDMA/EV-DO networks and is expected to be offered by Verizon.

Earlier this week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave Samsung permission to release in the United States the i830, a version of this handheld which will have support for both CDMA and GSM/GPRS. However, the i830 will lack two significant features of the i730: Wi-Fi and the built-in camera.

The Latest Model

Today, Samsung announced the i750. While this handheld resembles the previous two models in many ways, it has a few significant changes.

Samsung i750 First off, instead of a built-in QWERTY keyboard, this Pocket PC will have a numberpad concealed beneath the screen (see picture at left).

Also, it will use GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks (900/1800/1900 MHz).

The i750 will have a slightly unusual arrangement of memory and storage. It will include a TransFlash memory card slot. All the other devices with one of these use it as both working memory and storage, but not this one. Instead, it will have 64 MB of RAM.

This handheld will have both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless networking.

It will also have a 2 megapixel camera with flash.

It is not known at this point when the SGH-i750 will be released, or what it will cost.

This announcement was made at the CeBIT 2005 tradeshow, going on now in Hanover, Germany.

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