Monday, February 06, 2006

Samsung SGH-i750

It looks like Samsung may have finally gotten round to releasing their PocketPC device with a sliding form factor. If you're into smartphones, you may remember the models that never got released. I'm not sure off the top of my head, but I think it was the i300 and possibly the i730. the point is, it was a good idea at the time, but releasing it now is a case of too little too late.

The main thing is, it's running Pocket PC phone edition SE, and not windows mobile 5. Don't get me wrong, for a phone with that operating system, it kicks ass, and that's fine. But it's a slightly odd thing to release.

Main gripe aside, it's got some good stuff: of course it has a touch screen, a slide out numeric keypad, a 2 mega-pixel camera with flash, Bluetooth 1.2, EDGE, WiFi (although it's only 802.11b), and you can connect it to a TV with the video-out function. The best (or at least most innovative) feature I've seen though, is the native ability to overclock the CPU! This device is pretty fast anyway, but the good folks at Mobile-Review managed to overclock it to 520Mhz with no loss of functionality! Not sure if overclocking is covered in the warranty - although I guess it should be…

The last thing it's got going for it is that it's small. Smaller (although slightly thicker) than an HTC Magician in fact. And it takes Micro SD cards (TransFlash) Bleaahgh...


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