Samsung Adds Two More Smartphones

By Sascha Segan  |  Posted 2004-11-12 Print this article Print

The company announces a Pocket PC device and a Windows Smartphone.

Samsung pumped up its smartphone lineup with two new models at a recent New York show, both of which will probably give new life to Verizons elderly-looking array of phone/PDA hybrids.

Pocket PC fans will prefer the SCH-i730; its a full Pocket PC device with a 320 by 240 touchscreen, 64MB RAM, SD card slot and megapixel camera. A QWERTY keyboard slides out of the bottom, much like on the Sprint Audiovox PPC-6601. Unlike the Sprint device, though, the i730 supports EVDO networking, which Verizon sells as "Broadband Access." Verizon promises average speeds of 300 to 500 kbps (kilobits per second) with EVDO; thats at least five times the average speed of Sprints 1xRTT network. Neither the Sprint nor the Verizon device, alas, have Wi-Fi.

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Sascha Segan is PC Magazine's Lead Analyst for mobile phones and PDAs. He is responsible for testing, benchmarking and evaluating mobile phones and other handheld devices. Sascha joined the magazine in 2004 after covering consumer electronics for technology, travel and lifestyle publications, and editing the now hard-to-find book, 'I Just Got a Cell Phone, Now What?' He once helped cover an election in Africa using only a PalmPilot Professional with a modem and attachable keyboard as his traveling gear.

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