Though it has not yet made an official announcement, Samsung is demonstrating at the CeBIT tradeshow an upcoming handset running Windows Mobile 2003 for Smartphone.
The SGH-250 will be a clamshell model with a main screen at the standard 176-by-220-pixel resolution on one side and a keypad on the other. It will also have a smaller outer display.
This is the first Windows Mobile smart phone to appear that will include a 1 megapixel camera with a flash. However, several Symbian models with megapixel cameras have been announced recently.
It will also have Bluetooth, which means the SGH-250 will allow the use of wireless headsets, which are popular with smart phone users.
There is a reference to voice recognition in Samsung’s brief description of this model, but no details were given. Therefore, it isn’t known if users will be able to navigate the user interface with voice commands, or dial numbers by speaking people’s names.
Of course, it will be able to run applications written for the smart phone version of Windows Mobile. In addition, it will be J2ME Java 2.0 compatible.
The SGH-250 will have 32 MB of RAM and 64 MB of ROM. For removable storage, it will include a miniSD card slot.
It will use GSM/GPRS wireless networks for voice and data. It will support 900/1800/1900 MHz, which is bad news for Americans, many of whom depend on 850 MHz for good connections.
According to msmobiles.com, Samsung is telling people at CeBIT that this device will be available in during the fourth quarter of this year at the earliest.