Samsung Announces i600 WM Smartphone

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Samsung has officially announced the i600, its latest Windows Mobile Smartphone, which will offer support for 3G cellular-wireless networking.

This announcment might have something of the air of Deja Vu, as this device is very similar to a Samsung model recently released in the United States by Cingular Wireless with the product name BlackJack. However, the the i600 will offer Wi-Fi, which the BlackJack does not.

Like its American equivalent, the i600 will have a tablet shape, with a QWERTY keyboard below its 2.3-inch, QVGA screen.

This will be a GSM phone, with support for the 2.5G standard EDGE, as well as UMTS/HSDPA. It will also include Bluetooth 2.0.

Unlike the BlackJack, the i600 will have two integrated digital cameras — a 1.3 megapixel one in the back and VGA one in the front, allowing users of the device to conduct video calls.

The Samsung says this WM Smartphone will debut in the Asia Pacific regions and Europe in first quarter of 2007.

More information on the i600 can be found on Samsung’s web site.

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