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REVIEW: Samsung SGH-i600 Ultra Messaging Windows Mobile Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 20.04.07 - 19:32:42 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 49184x
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Thanks to Samsung, I've recently got my hands on the final version of a Samsung SGH-i600, the EMEA/APAC version of Samsung's BlackJack which was launched late last year. While the i600 was announced earlier, the U.S. got it released faster but since last month, the i600 is also available across Europe. Generally speaking, the i600 is the follower of Samsung's earlier introduced SGH-i320 and like the i320, the i600 is sporting a QWERTY keyboard for easy typing. This makes the device definitely another BlackBerry competitor. The i600 is part of Samsung's Ultra series and this one is also called "Ultra Messaging". Only 11.8 mm thin, the i600 fits perfectly into Samsung's Ultra series but UMTS and HSDPA makes it quite unique today. Not too many keyboard enabled smartphones features triband GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850 MHz aren't supported), singleband UMTS/HSDPA (up to 1.8 Kbps) as well as WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 EDR yet.

Sporting Windows Mobile 5.0 with the latest 3.4 AKU, the Samsung SGH-i600 is powered by a TI OMAP 1710 CPU at 220 MHz and features 128 MB ROM and 64 MB RAM which can be extended with microSD flash memory cards.
The 2.3" (non-touch) screen supports a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels at 65k colors. On the back, the i600 includes a 1.3 megapixel  camera for photos up to 1280 x 1024 pixels or videos up to 320 x 240 pixels. On the front, the device has a VGA camera for UMTS and HSDPA-based video telephony (if supported by the operator).

The sales pack includes the device, two standard batteries, a battery holder which also acts as a charger for the second battery, the AC 110 - 220 V charger, a USB sync cable, a stereo headset with microphone, CD-ROMs which contains Microsoft ActiveSync, add-on software, the User's Guide in PDF format and a printed Quick Reference Guide.

On the front, the device features the Windows Mobile typical Home and Back/Clear keys as well as two soft keys and for sure the Send and End keys. Centered is the 4-way navigation key with the OK/Action key in the middle.
Bellow is the thumb-keyboard (for this review, the German QWERTZ layout is used but Samsung also offers British and French localized keyboard layouts) and bellow the keyboard - on the right - you have the microphone. Above the function keys you have the screen with the speaker and video camera on the right.
On the back, the device features the 1.3 megapixel camera and left from it a mirror for self-portraits. On the right, the device has the loudspeaker which is used for hands-free calls and media playback. Unlike the SGH-i320, the i600 neither features a photo-light nor the dual speakers anymore:

On the left, the device features the volume up/down keys and bellow it has the headset/power adapter/data cable jack - protected by a flap. Unfortunately Samsung is using a propriety jack again and not supporting a standard mini USB jack. This means you have to buy new cables and chargers, if you need additional or spare. Also, accessories you might have bought already will not work with the i600 - for instance standard stereo headsets but you either have to use the original i600 stereo headset or a Bluetooth stereo headset. I'm not aware of a i600 plug to 3.5 mm stereo adapter yet:

On the right side, the device has (top down) the microSD card slot (also protected by flap), the clickable thumbwheel and another Back/Clear key which also acts as the camera key (by pressing and holding the key).

Having volume keys and a thumbwheel is quite unusual, most devices features either the one or the other but having both adds serious convenience to the device. Last but not least the i600 shows-off what it can do by having the WiFi and Bluetooth logos on the left side and featuring a HSDPA writing on the right side.

Under the battery cover, the device hosts the battery and the USIM card. On the right photo, we have the battery holder which also acts as an external charger for the second battery:

Size-wise, the i600 is a typical messaging device and similar sized to its competitors - like the Motorola MOTO Q 9h (which is another new UMTS/HSDPA Windows Mobile Standard smartphone):


Thanks to the rubberized soft-touch finishing on the back, the device is pleasing to touch and hold and even if it looks quite wide (and for sure it's wider than a regular candy bar phone) on the first sight, it's a pleasure to hold and use it.

Similar to the SGH-i320, Samsung also grouped the number keys at the i600 which means E and R acts as the 1 key, T and Z as the 2 key, U and I as the 3 key, etc. if you dial a number. This is unique for Windows Mobile smartphones and makes sense since it doubles the space for entering phone numbers. I already enjoyed this idea with the i320 since it makes dialing a number way faster. And, typical for Windows Mobile Standard based smartphones, the software either knows if you want to enter a number or a character or - for instance at the address book - it offers both in parallel.

Bellow a short video with some of the use cases including the use of the Thumbwheel and the use of the keyboard:

As said earlier, the Samsung SGH-i600 is running Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone which means it doesn't has a touch screen. Samsung used the latest available AKU (3.4) to get most out of the operating system and AKU 3.x includes some additional benefits.

However, beside using just the vanilla operating system, as provided by Microsoft, Samsung added self-developed and licensed 3rd party applications to make the device even smarter and more useful.

This includes, for instance, several Home Screen designs and layouts you can find on Samsung devices only - like the Samsung Simple, the Samsung Popup, the Samsung Calendar and the Samsung Clock layout:


In addition, Samsung also added the sophisticated Card Wheel layout which was reviewed earlier already.

Another useful application is the Task Manager which can be launched from anywhere by pressing and holding the Home key. The Task Manager provides information about the currently running applications with the option to jump to an application or to close it as well as closing all running applications with a single click:

In addition, the Task Manager provides information about the battery status as well as memory information for the main and storage memory and storage card:

The Quick Launcher allows you to set up shortcuts to your favorite programs, website, files or folders to quickly access them, from wherever your are. To open the Quick Launcher just press and hold the thumbwheel and the Quick Launcher window appears on the right side of the display:

To make configuring the device even easier, Samsung also added an Operator Settings configuration utility which includes, depending on the country you got the i600 from, the available carriers and its WAP, MMS and Internet settings. This is pretty handy and convenient, since it is always a pain for a user to add the GPRS/UMTS APN, WAP proxy, etc. and most users even haven't heard about this stuff. With the configuration utility you simply select your carrier and everything else is done by the device automatically. It's even not requiring to reboot the device which means the device is ready to use right after the proper operator was selected:

As all Samsung Smartphones before (namely the SGH-i300 and SGH-i320), also the SGH-i600 includes this small helper utilities which makes the device even worthier in the daily use. For sure, Alarms (which works superior compared to the weak alarm implementation in Windows Mobile), D-Day, Smart Converter, Stopwatch and World Clock are not selling points mentioned in a store, for me however it makes sense to have such helpers on a device and shows that Samsung invested a good amount of time and money to think about what makes its Windows Mobile device even worthier:

Making the device even worthier for business users also includes the Notes and Picsel Viewer application. By default, Microsoft's Windows Mobile Smartphones are incompatible with Office Notes, it's are simply not supported which means you can neither sync Outlook Notes from your PC to your mobile device nor you have a utility on the device you can use to write down notes and memos quickly. However, Samsung again licensed Syncdata's SmartphoneNotes which closes both gaps. It's compatible with Outlook which means you can sync Notes from the PC to the device and vice versa and - on the device created Notes - can be synchronized back to the PC:

Same sad situation with Office files. While you can receive them via E-Mails, Windows Mobile 5.0 doesn't includes any viewers to open received Word docs or Excel spreadsheets. Therefore Samsung added the Picsel Viewer which supports Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as PDF files. In addition, the Picsel Viewer supports a wide range of image files:

However, as the name says, the Picsel Viewer is a viewer only and therefore you can neither edit nor create Office files on the device.

Also for the MMS integration, Samsung went its own way. Unfortunately, the Windows Mobile platform still not includes a native MMS client and ODMs and manufactures have to add their own or licensed solution. The way Samsung added their MMS client makes really sense, because it was combined with the SMS inbox making it a unified inbox for mobile messaging:


This s pretty handy and makes creating, receiving and reading SMS text and MMS messages a pleasure.

Talking about enhancements. Also the Internet Explorer Mobile got an enhancement. However, this is part of AKU 3.x for Windows Mobile Smartphones and it includes a Windows Mobile 6-look alike Home Page.
Before, with previous versions, Internet Explorer Mobile always went to the Favorites after it was launched. Now, the Internet Explorer Mobile launches the Home Page after started and this Home Page is already known from Windows Mobile 6 and includes a Windows Live search filed as well as AJAX-look alike access to your Favorites and History:

Unfortunately, Samsung has overwritten this standard Windows Mobile Home Page with its own (WAP 2.0) start page. But a simple Registry change brings back the original Windows Mobile Home Page.

While we are talking about the Internet. Two other applications, added by Samsung are a RSS Reader and a Podcast podcacher:

The RSS Reader allows to import OPML files as well as adding new feeds on the fly which can be read offline later. It's either possible to update all feeds or a selected one only and feeds can be synched wireless as well as via ActiveSync:

The Podcast podcatcher allows to manage subscribed audio and video Podcasts which can be download over the air as well. It even includes a search functionality for Podcasts:

Downloaded audio and video Podcasts are played in the Windows Media Player 10 Mobile which is heavily skinned by Samsung to make it a nicer look and feel and even includes a equalizer kind of animation:

In addition, it's the latest Windows Media Player 10 Mobile version which includes a kind of smart dialing functionality to search for tracks from the Library:

Last but not least the cameras. The 1.3 megapixel camera on the back can be used for photos and video recordings and as always, the user interface is pretty complete and might be one of the best available camera user interfaces for Windows Mobile:

Unfortunately, the camera isn't what a modern mobile phone camera should be - at least 2.0 megapixel and therefore, even not too bad for a 1.3 megapixel camera only, the results are pretty poor compared with other Samsung mobile phones. Not sure why Samsung decided to use a 1.3 megapixel camera only.

The front facing VGA camera cannot be used for anything else than UMTS based video telephony and the following screens you only get while in video telephony mode. On the left side, the larger video, is the video stream your receive from the calling party. On the right side of the screen, the smaller video is a preview video of what you send. This can be disabled as well (right screenshot):

The front facing camera cannot be used stand-alone as well as the Video Call application cannot be launched separately but it's part of the telephony interface.

Final Conclusion

Is the Samsung SGH-i600 the perfect device? No, it's not but it's close to be perfect. However, I have a couple of objections. First of all the stand-by time which is way too short. The standard battery gives a stand-by of around 48 hours without any use. As soon as the device is used it might reach 24 hours only - or less. Sure, such a device is used for more than just a couple of voice calls and also UMTS drains batteries faster than GSM but I always have a bad feeling to leave my home if I know the day could be longer than expected. Yes, I have to admit that I'm using it for voice calls, web and E-Mail access as well as a photo camera but streaming live TV via the Slingbox gives an operating time of 2:40 h only which is too short. Thankfully Samsung provides a second battery but I don't want to carry a second battery at all.

The next objection is the camera. Having such a hump on the back for getting a 1.3 megapixel camera only doesn't makes sense and it's possible to have it leaner - as the Samsung i320 proves. The hump would be acceptable if the device would feature at least 2 megapixel, best with autofocus and optical zoom. Now it has a CMOS 1.3 megapixel camera only with 2x digital zoom. Still not bad for Windows Mobile but not state of the art for Samsung phones anymore. Samsung can do it better (up to 7 megapixel).

Last but not least the propriety connector which I seriously dislike. I would prefer mini USB instead. I understand, such devices don't have too much space anymore and technically it might be a problem to add mini USB. On the other side, Samsung is always using its propriety connectors and therefore it's questionable if it is a technical or business decision only. At the end it means you cannot connect any other accessories and since there is no adapter available, you even cannot use a better headset if you want to use the device as you MP3 player as well.

Okay, all the stuff above sounds pretty negative so it sounds like I'm not satisfied - right? Far from it because I love the device (with the few expectations). It's close to the best Windows Mobile Smartphone I had so far and I don't see anything better on the horizon yet. Therefore I'm sure it will escort me during the next 6 months or so.

GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 - what else does a wireless guy like me need? Sure, quadband GSM and triband HSDPA would be even nicer for international roaming as well as HSDPA with 3.6 Kbps and HSUPA would be better, but the carriers doesn't support 3.6 and HSUPA anyway at the moment so the 1.8 Mbps are quite enough. It's even close to my DSL line at home and at home, I never had the feeling that my DSL connection would be too slow, why should it be too slow for a mobile device?

Another great feature is the Thumbwheel and keyboard combination. This works perfectly for me and it's so easy to navigate and to use, that text and E-Mail messaging is a pleasure.

Last but not least the software integration. I really appreciate if ODMs and manufactures spend time to improve the original operating system they get from Microsoft and Samsung spent a lot of time to make Windows Mobile even better. Either by adding useful helpers like the Task Manager, the Quick Launch utility or the extra software, or by nicely integrating the MMS client. Here you see the difference between a pro like Samsung, who knows how to manufacture devices and ODMs which comes from other business like PC manufacturing. The hardware as well as the software is rocking solid and indeed it makes the Samsung SGH-i600 one of the best Windows Mobile devices available today.

If only it would features Windows Mobile 6 already. Especially after the Cingular BlackJack upgrade announcement, Samsung should better think twice if it also provides an upgrade for the i600 or not. On one hand it confirms that a Windows Mobile 6 ROM upgrade is technically possible (something we knew already anyway) on the other hand it could add some more benefit to a great device since Windows Mobile 6 features some enhancements, like HTML E-Mail support or Office Mobile, which are worth the extra time, Samsung might have to spend.

If you think now you need an i600 as well you might be surprised that it's not as expensive as you might expect. It's available in Europe for less than 499 Euro (without any contracts) - a fair price for such a device which features all the latest wireless technologies and even more.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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Comments
Posted by Thomas Wolfram [MVP] on 21.04.07 - 06:55:22

Arne,

actually the headset connector is a pretty standard Samsung connector. It is compatible to the SGH-D800 / D820 / D900 / E900 etc.. So you can get a lot of different stuff for it including other chargers, headsets or headsets adapters with microphones.

In fact these are cheap and available everywhere unlike for example adapters for the so called Extened Mini-USB for HTC devices.

I bought myself a cheap adapter from Hama. See here:
http://www.ppc-welt.info/community/show … p?t=108456

Thomas

Posted by Arne Hess on 21.04.07 - 11:41:37

Thomas Wolfram [MVP] wrote:

actually the headset connector is a pretty standard Samsung connector. It is compatible to the SGH-D800 / D820 / D900 / E900 etc.. So you can get a lot of different stuff for it including other chargers, headsets or headsets adapters with microphones.

Thanks for the update and confirmation that some of the D800 accessories works with the i600 but that's not the point. Even if it is good to know that there are workarounds and while I appreciate the compatibility between products of the same manufacture, I'm still not a big fan of it. Let me take the Motorola MPx220 as an example. It also had a propriety/non industry standard connector which was Motorola standard anyway. So far so good so it was also possible to use other Motorola accessories. However, today I have a bunch of accessories here I cannot use anymore. Neither with Motorola devices nor with other devices.
Even my Samsung i300 and i320 accessories are not working with my i600 while the i300 and i320 accessories were incompatible before already. IMHO that's too bad. I understand that a good amount of money is done with accessories but I don't have to agree with these practices. wink

In fact these are cheap and available everywhere unlike for example adapters for the so called Extened Mini-USB for HTC devices.

But how should I know that these accessories are really working with the device? Just because they have the same connector? Na, come on. Have you got your TV-out working now (sorry, haven't followed the thread anymore)?
And if I go to the Samsung Mobile site and check the listed accessories for the i600 (http://de.samsungmobile.com/wcms/produc … H-I600.jsp), I don't see adapters, etc. there. So how should John Doe know that it is possible to use accessories from other Samsung devices and which other Samsung devices?
Unfortunately not every user is reading my or your site to get an info about it.

Anyway, again thanks for the update and for me it's not all about the accessories but (partly) incompatibility was definitely something I want and had to highlight in the review. wink

Posted by Thomas Wolfram [MVP] on 21.04.07 - 15:44:22

Well, I'm not Samsung. smile So I will not defend that they choose one of their own properietary connectors since I agree with you about them. This is not what I meant. I do not like them either and I also wish all manufacturers would use the same connectors. But unfortunately they do not like all of them and I do not believe it is changing anytime soon.

All I wanted to do is to point out that cheap accessories are readily available everywhere because you wrote in your review that it is not possible to use other other headsets. But in fact 3rd party stuff for Samsung is often easier available and also often cheaper than the so called 'Standard' Ext-Mini-USB from HTC (which I do not consider standard since they added additional pins to the Mini-USB which are not compatibel with the Standard Mini-USB). Of course this is because Samsung is very big and releases numerous handsets every year. So you have a properietary connector but at least from one of the heavy weights. So it is pretty likely that you will find working 3rd party accessories.

As for finding out whether they will work with the i600 or not that is not very difficult. If you go to the classic Samsung site (not the new flashy one) you find accessories listed for every function of the connector (data, audio in/out, charging, TV out):
http://wireless.samsung.de/article.asp? … show=acces

So first of all Samsung are listing the working accessories themselves. (BTW this includes the TV out cable.)

If somebody wants to find cheaper 3rd party accessories he can search for the part numbers and will find which of these parts are working also with other Samsung phones. For example when Samsung list headsets for the i600 there which they also list for the D820 it is pretty likely that also 3rd party headsets for the D820 work with the i600. Same applies for data cables, chargers etc..

Ok, maybe this is too difficult for the average John Doe. But John Does do not buy smartphones. wink

But over time the 3rd party accessory vendors will add the i600 to their list of compatibel phones since it is just another Samsung phone for them. So in a few weeks we will find accessories just be searching for i600.

Anyway, but as you wrote yourself Samsung is a big handset manufacturer not an ODM which comes from other businesses like PC manufacturing. Like most handset manufacturers they have some established tradition of reusing connectors. They did that before all the time. So yes, with Samsung it is very likely that accessories will work when they have the same connector. (BTW, also the i320 headset connector was resused from other Samsung phones although not the D800 / D820 etc.) The only (minor) problem is that they have 5 or 6 connectors and you have to make sure not to confuse them. But when two Samsung phones have the same connectors the same accessories do work as long as they have the function you are looking for. If a phone has no TV out then the TV out cable will not work of course.

Speaking of TV out. I didn't try the TV out cable just because of the same connector. I tried it because Samsung lists the TV out cable for the i600 on the above site in the accessory list (!). I bought exactly that original cable and not some 3rd party cable. They also state the phone has a TV out function. So all I tried was what they listed in their specs and in their accessory list. Anyway, they have not answered yet.

Thomas

Posted by Christian on 22.04.07 - 14:28:14

thanks for this very detailed review arne. now I know it’s my next smartphone if I’m going to extend my contract next month. hopefully there is a place in Europe to buy the extended battery too. the connector isn’t bothering me like the camera since I’m not using cameras too much but thanks for highlighting this issues. good to know what you get for 500 euro!

Posted by jarekt on 22.04.07 - 23:28:07

Friend of mine had bought some cheap connector for her samsung becouse she wanted to use standard headphones. After first use it have literally falen into pieces and part of it stayed in the device. Now  her original headphones doesn't work anymore. She has exacetely the same problem with charging the phone. Point is that those connectors of samsung are really terrible and mostly because of it I will take i600 from my GSM provider and sell it as soon as HTC Vox became available.

Posted by Jaques Canne on 23.04.07 - 08:27:29

I'm currently using a S620 and also awaited the Vox. But I want to finally upgrade to UMTS now (especially because of data and modem use). The Vox isn't an option anymore for me and the Excalibur seems to take longer. The I600 looks pretty complete. I see Arnes points but I think it's ok. All I need is a charger because I use a Bluetooth Stereo Plantronics for music.
The only thing is the stand-by but with two batteries it hopefully work.

Posted by Bart on 24.04.07 - 10:15:16

Hi Arne, great site, keep it up!

I've been using the SGH-i600 for about a month now and I thought I could add some of my experiences:
- Battery life improves significantly if you switch off 3G (UMTS/HSDPA). There's a secret code for that (*#1546792#*) but I created a shortcut to to \Windows\AdminSettings.exe so I can switch quickly if I want use the Internet (Network & Call Settings -> Network Mode, WCDMA stands for 3G). A shortcut can be created using the PC file manager when the phone is connected via ActiveSync.
- It also helps to switch off Wifi if you're not using it (via the Wireless Manager).
- It took a while for me to find out that a data connection via your phone provider can be disconnected via the Wireless Manager menu as well (I have a time-based wireless data contract).
- Light use now gives me up to 3 full days of battery life, 2 days on average, and at least 1 day with heavy use. Heavy use in my case includes spending up to one hour on the Internet and listening to mp3's for about 4 hours. I do not have the carry a second battery any more.
- I got the Sony HBH-DS970 stereo Bluetooth headset and it is absolutely brilliant! I'm now waiting for the release of the Parrot MK6100 so I can also play mp3's on my car stereo.
- Although not officially released for this type of phone, I managed to get TomTom 5.2 running. Running this application however sometimes blocks incoming calls. Very annoying when you're driving and people are trying to reach you. I did some research on the Internet and found that other people have had similar experiences with other graphical applications, such as games. There seems to be a bug in the graphics engine of the phone. Have you had similar experiences with the Sling player?
- You can overclock this phone with OmapClock. 525 MHz is stable in my case. Some people have also reported 264 MHz, but that gives me unstable audio performance sometimes. Overclocking makes multi-tasking just a little bit smoother.

I agree it's probably the best smartphone out there right now. I'm only hoping that we'll be able to get an upgrade to WM6 some time soon.

Posted by JSam on 26.04.07 - 14:39:03

Guys do you have any experiences with launching  J2ME apps on the i600? I'm just on the verge of buying i600, however before I do, I want to make sure it runs a particular j2me app.

The j2me app that I'm interested in launching requires:
Java MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1
JSR-75/FileConnection API,
JSR-82/Bluetooth API

It is a Java Midlet which can use an external bluetooth module to provide with GPS navigation. I'm using the application very often and I should say that I won't buy any phone until I make sure it runs it.

Any info would be great.

Thanks in advance

Posted by Arne Hess on 27.04.07 - 09:46:55

Sorry to say but forget it. Unlike the i607 aka BlackJack, the i600 isn't sporting a JVM and therefore you cannot run J2ME apps of any kind.

Posted by bman on 27.04.07 - 13:07:32

Hello,

I just had a friend buy me the Samsung SGH-i600 from Belgium. Great phone - but:

I have a SIM card from Fastlink Jordan.

I received my phone in Thailand and it worked fine (roaming)

Upon return to Jordan, the phone keeps saying No Service. I cannot place calls - but amazingly I can receive calls.

The phone is already pre-configured with the 4 Belgian Operators. There is no obvious way to enter a new operator - assuming this is the problem

I tried w other SIM cards from Fastlink - same problem


I really appreciate your help to solve this.

Best regards,

bman

Posted by Arne Hess on 29.04.07 - 11:36:44

I've seen you've posted the same question over and MoDaCo and seriously, as the guys from MoDaCo I'm also clueless.
Do you have UMTS/HSDPA in Jordan? If not/in any case I would try to switch to GSM only as used frequency to test if it works in GSM mode only.
It doesn't makes sense that your Belgian device worked fine in Thailand but not in Jordan. Can you try a SIM card from a different network operator as well to verify it's not related to the network you are using?
The pre-configured carriers don't have an effect, it's just for the carrier selection for GPRS, MMS and WAP settings.

Posted by Dominik on 06.05.07 - 04:37:10

Thanks for the review!

First question:  Did they still not integrate voice dialing into this iteration?  That is one of the most frustrating things about my "vanilla" Blackjack...

Second question:  Is the native video chatting software the only way to make video calls?  It would be fantastic if you could get a version of skype, msn messenger, or yahoo messenger on this device so that you could have "video web chats" with your contacts that have a webcam on these IM programs. 

Cheers,

      Dominik

Posted by Arne Hess on 07.05.07 - 12:05:47

Dominik wrote:

First question: Did they still not integrate voice dialing into this iteration?  That is one of the most frustrating things about my "vanilla" Blackjack...

I cannot confirm since my vanilla i600 has a voice dialing application called "VoiceAssist".

Second question: Is the native video chatting software the only way to make video calls?  It would be fantastic if you could get a version of skype, msn messenger, or yahoo messenger on this device so that you could have "video web chats" with your contacts that have a webcam on these IM programs.

It's not a "native chatting application" but a native video telephony application as used for UMTS and defined in the 3GPP standard. It's not used for chats but telephony.
Sure it would be fantastic if Microsoft, Skype or Y! would enhance their mobile messaging/VoIP applications to use UMTS' front facing cameras but I'm not aware of a single major application which does it today nor I've heard of any plans to finally support front facing cams.

Posted by J Liebenberg on 08.05.07 - 15:58:57

Just a question - why would Samsung promote the i600 as a Java Midp2 phone when it does not include a JVM? I got the phone precisely because it has "Java" support only to find out that it is quite useless for running any Java Midlet? If you look on any spec website which discusses this phone, it indicates java support - so what exactly is this java support it is supposed to have?

Posted by El_Barto on 14.05.07 - 11:02:28

Hi Arne,

how do I change the registry, so that I get the original start-screen in WM Explorer?
Thanks for helping!

Cheers,
Chris

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