As expected, the Samsung i730 is now on sale to the general public.
When Verizon Wireless launched the Samsung i730 last month, this cellular-wireless Pocket PC was only be available to its largest customers, but the carrier said this model would be more widely available the first week in July.
The Samsung i730 is available now on the Verizon Wireless web site. It costs $600 with a two-year service contract, or $650 with a one-year contract.
This device was briefly listed on the Verizon Wireless web site just over a week ago, but this was a mistake and it was quickly removed.
More About the Samsunt i730
The Samsung i730 uses a table design, but it has a QWERTY keyboard on a slider so it can be hidden behind the screen when not in use.
It runs Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC Second Edition, so its 240-by-320-pixel display supports both portrait and landscape modes.
The i730 has 64 MB of RAM and an SD slot for additional storage.
It runs on Verizon’s CDMA network, plus it has support for Verizon’s high-speed EV-DO networks, allowing it to transfer data from about 200 Kbps to 500 Kbps, as long as the device is in a city with an EV-DO network.
It includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. However, this device does not support Dial Up Networking, so it can’t be used as a wireless modem for other devices, like laptops.
It 5.2 inches tall, 2.8 inches wide, and 0.6 inches thick. It weighs 5.5 ounces.
The version of the i730 being offered by Verizon does not include a built-in camera.