Samsung gave the world its first glimpse of the SCH-i730 in November, but little information was revealed about this upcoming cellular-wireless Pocket PC at that time.
However, this week the FCC gave Samsung permission to release the SCH-i730 in the United States, and this government agency has therefore posted some additional information about it on its web site.
Samsung submitted a confidentiality request to the FCC, so a complete description of this device isn’t available. Still, the documents filed with the FCC do show that the i730 will have both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless networking, something that wasn’t known before.
These documents show that the SCH-i730 will be a CDMA device, and Samsung said earlier it will support high-speed EV-DO networks, but whether Sprint, Verizon, or both will carry it is unknown at this time.
There’s no mention of a GSM/GPRS version, but Samsung is in the habit of making versions of devices for both major cellular-wireless standards.
More About the Samsung i730
The i730 will be a replacement for the i700, which came out last year.
Like some other recent Pocket PCs, this model uses a traditional tablet design, but it sports a small QWERTY keyboard that is exposed when the screen slides up (see picture below).
The i730 will have several improvements over its predecessor, including a megapixel camera and support for EV-DO networks, which means it will have a theoretical maximum data-transfer speed of 2.4 MBps.
This handheld will run Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC Second Edition, which means its 240-by-320-pixel display offers both portrait and landscape modes.
The exact dimensions of the i730 are not known, but those who have seen it say it is just slightly bigger than palmOne’s Treo series.
Samsung hasn’t revealed what this device’s processor speed and RAM will be.
All the documents filed with the FCC can be found by going to this government agency’s web site and searching for Product Code “SCHI730.”
Thanks to Phone Scoop for the tip.