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UNVEILED: Samsung SGH-i780 Windows Mobile Smartphone shows its Specs [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 21.09.07 - 15:34:57 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 50348x
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Samsung's recently unveiled Windows Mobile smartphone is indeed the Samsung SGH-i780 as it is now confirmed by a document of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. It seems to be even brand new (it just received its Bluetooth approval beginning this month). So what's known so far?
The SGH-i780 is sporting Windows Mobile 6 Professional and features triband GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 900/1800/1900 MHz as well as singleband UMTS/HSDPA at 2100 MHz. Furthermore it features Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, WiFi b/g and is expected to even include GPS (type unknown)!

Quite unique for a Windows Mobile device is the 2.55" 320 x 320 pixel touch-screen (AFAIK it's even the first Windows Mobile smartphone with this new screen resolution). In addition, the device features a QWERTY thumb-keyboard and a kind of optical mouse:

The SGH-i780 is expected to feature a 3.2 2 megapixel main camera and a second VGA front camera for video telephony. According to reports from the Gitex, the device measures 115.9 x 61.3 x 13.3 mm.
Internal memory is unknown yet but it can be extended by microSD cards.

A release date or release area isn't known yet, but based on the supported GSM and UMTS bands, a release can be expected for EMEA and APAC, especially because some European Samsung Mobile websites (UK, Germany, Spain) lists it already:

Due to the missing support for all American GSM und UMTS bands, a North American release is unlikely.

Cheers ~ Arne


 

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Posted by Peter Lawford on 21.09.07 - 16:06:49

OK, we got our hands on a new device once before you Europeans got it after (I'm talking about the BlackJack) but I wonder why we are out of the loop now?
As of today, no i620, no i640 and now no i780 just because our bands are left! sad

Who to blame? Samsung for leaving US bands out of their devices or the FCC which decided to use propriety bands for GSM and UMTS no one else is using?

Posted by Foster XXX on 21.09.07 - 16:49:45

Make this a Windows Mobile Standard phone with the same features and I know what's my next phone after the I600 is. Don't want a mouse or a touchscreen but a basic phone.
But the I620 isn't making me upgrading. But with with a 'I680', I'm ready to give my next money to Samsung again.

Posted by YAKUIOP on 21.09.07 - 17:15:08

I read on the discription right side from photo

2 MPX camera ??? so no 3,2 MPX

Regards

Posted by Arne Hess on 21.09.07 - 17:54:42

Here, it was previously reported to be 3.2 megapixel.

Posted by B Williams on 22.09.07 - 18:24:40

Wow, this seems like the perfect device.  Almost.  The screen definitely trumps that of the Ubiquio 503g, but as long as it's not quadband GSM/triband HSDPA, its US functionality will be limited.  What a shame.  I may still have to go with the Ubiquio when my Verizon contract expires and I switch to AT&T.

Posted by i binns on 22.09.07 - 20:47:40

unfortunatly it really is a 2Mpix cam - thats a shame since samsung showed with their own U700 (3,2) G600/800 (5) sliders that they can build great cameras into slim phones

the optical DPAD thingy works like a charm. you can set it to dpad or to mousepointer funktion like the artemis. its pretty close to the tech found on the F500 (see mobile-review.com)

Posted by @lexis on 24.09.07 - 00:40:00

Hello Arne,

More specs here: ;-)
http://www.gpsandco.com/articles/newsitem.php?id=5089

Cheers,

Alexis

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