Samsung i760 Gets Windows Mobile 6.1 Upgrade

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The Samsung i760 is regarded by many as one of the best Windows Mobile smartphones available today, even though it was introduced last year. An operating system upgrade that was just released pushes this model back to the leading edge.

Samsung i760

Samsung i760
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For those who are unfamiliar with this device, it’s a 3G smartphone with both a built-in keyboard and a numberpad. It’s available only from Verizon.

The upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.1 Samsung has just released for the i760 brings a number of enhancements, including an improved version of Internet Explorer Mobile, threaded SMS messages, and support for YouTube videos.

This OS upgrade can be downloaded now — for free — from Samsung’s website.

An Overview of the Samsung i760

The i760 includes a horizontally-oriented QWERTY keyboard that slides out from behind the display. Unlike many similar models, though, this device also includes a numberpad on its face, making dialing easier.

This doesn’t mean it has sacrificed screen size; its 2.8-inch, QVGA touchscreen is the same size and resolution as the one on many of its competitors.

For those looking for a mobile device with 3G, the i760 can connect to Verizon’s EV-DO network, plus it has Wi-Fi. In addition, it includes Bluetooth 2.0.

Other features of this model are a 1.3 megapixel camera w/flash and camcorder and a microSD memory card slot.

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