Verizon Wireless appears to be getting close to releasing the Samsung i770, a new Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone. This will likely be the replacement for the Samsung i760, even though their designs are considerably different.
Rumors of this device have been around for months, but the first image of it has just surfaced. This shows that that the i770 will be coming to Verizon but will not use the same form-factor as its predecessor (see image at left).
The i760 has both a numberpad on its front and a sliding keyboard that can be hidden behind its screen. Its successor, on the other hand, will combine these into a single keyboard located on the front. This change will allow the i770 to be considerably thinner (see here).
According to unconfirmed reports that accompany this leaked image, the i770 will have a 320-by-320-pixel touchscreen — not the QVGA touchscreen of the i760.
Directly below this upcoming model’s display will be a D-pad that will also function as a trackpad for an on-screen pointer.
Other features that will supposedly be included in this Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional smartphone are:
- microSD/SDHC card slot
- 2 MPx camera
- Microsoft’s Voice Command
It’s not yet known when Verizon will release this model, or what it will cost.
Via Howard Forums