Samsung has finally announced it’s long awaited SPH-i500 smartphone, meaning it will be available to the public very soon, likely within the next couple of months.
The i500 includes a 160×240 pixel 16-bit color (65,000 colors) display on the top half and dial pad on the bottom half. The phone will weigh in at weighing 141 grams (4.5 ounces), incredibly light! It will support digital packet data over 1xRTT as well as digital voice over CDMA, a standard more prevalent in the U.S. and also better for internet use on smartphone devices.
The i500 will run Palm OS 4.1 on a 66 MHz Dragonball 68k processor, and contains 16 MB of RAM for. USB connector and infrared (IR) will be used for synching. It will include many wireless-programs out of the box, interestingly enough it will include Handspring’s Blazer web browser. Also featured will be a removable battery
Following the release of this device Samsung will also have the SPH-i600 waiting to be released, a Pocket PC version of a device similar to the SPH-i500