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