Samsung SPH-i500 Specs
Samsung will also be releasing a brand new Palm OS based Smartphone, the SPH-i500. This smartphone will have a dialpad and graffiti area and run on Sprint”s new 3G network that was recently rolled out. This network provides for data transfer speeds three times faster than older smartphone devices. It should be noted that The SPH-i500 will use a 66 MHz Dragonball Super VZ processor, this a big step up from similar devices such as the Treo 300 that will be competing with this device. No word on pricing or release dates for this device yet, here’s a picture of the i500 below as it is being measured for FCC regulation tests.
view further details on the SPH-i500 at the FCC website.
No release dates on this device yet, but Samsung has decided to produce a PDA / Cell phone combo that runs on a Microsoft OS instead of their usual Palm based smartphones. The Samsung SCH-I600 leans more toward being a phone than PDA. Check out the pictures at the bottom of this article, also download the user manual we obtained from the
Here is a listing of a few features to be included with the device:
Samsung SCH-I600 Features
-Dual-frequency CDMA support
-Color LCD screen (not a touchscreen)
-Secondary LCD screen for phone features
-Record button for voice notes
-SD expansion slot (SD I/O capable)
-Dedicated phone keypad
-One-touch Internet Explorer launch key
-Three input methods: Numeric, T9, and multi-press
As you will see by the pictures below, this device looks much like the cell phones on the market at the moment, it uses a typical keypad for phone dialing as opposed to the Treo or other smartphones that use a screen as the dial pad or a qwerty style keyboard. It definitely is a phone / PDA combo though as given by the fact it runs Microsoft’s new Smartphone 2002 OS, which is basically the PocketPC 2002 OS, minus some features, and tweaked to support a smartphone device. We’ll keep you posted as more info comes in.