Samsung SGH-i500 – The First Palm OS 5.2 Phone (pictures)

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CeBit 2003 – Samsung has made the SGH-i500 official. Don’t get confused though, this is not the same thing as the SPH-i500 that has been the subject of much debate lately. This new effort brings more to the table than any other Palm SmartPhone.

Thanks to PDAFrance.com for the pictures. Here’s their translated take on the device –

Samsung was not remains about it in the chapter Palm OS Indeed, it presented ahead first its Smartphone SGH-i500 turning under Palm OS 5. To have had the product between the hands, I must say that it is not badly whole. The concept “shell” goes perfectly to the telephone. Its completion was not exemplary, but I had a proto between the hands. On the other hand, it uses Palm OS 5.2 and has a port SDIO. Its screen is a TFT 65K (superb posting), with a numerical camera integrated… with Flash! It supports MMS (I did not see seeing the application), SMS, WAP 2.0 and Java. It is of very good forecasts for the continuation. The exit should be for the end of the year. I have a rdv with the head produces mobility and I would say some to you afterwards. More pictures at their site…

Samsung has also posted a flash demo of the product worth checking out. The specs flash by pretty quick, but here’s a rundown:

*Palm OS 5.2
*Integrated Camera, .3 Megapixel
   *embedded flash
*32MB RAM (just the second Palm OS device to have more than 16MB)
*32MB ROM
*Two LCD displays
   *324 x 342 pixel resolution TFT main screen, 65k colors
   *96 x 64 pixel, 256 color front dispaly
*MMS Client/WAP Browser
*RF BAnd – 900/1800/1900
*Class 8 GPRS
*Weight – 5.3 Ounces
*3.5 x 2.3 x 1 inches
*SDIO SD slot
*Intel PXA262 300MHz processor

There is no pricing or word of this device coming to the US. Personally, I hope they pocket the SPH-i500 and go with this model instead. This is the most comprehensive Palm integrated unit to date…there will be a ton of excitement surrounding this one!

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