one month ago,
Samsung announced its new low-budget but UMTS/HSDPA-enabled Windows Mobile 6
Standard smartphone, the Samsung SGH-i200 (see
our photo view here). A pretty thin, standard phone-pad 2.5G and 3.5G
smartphone which also features Bluetooth but neither WiFi nor GPS.
However, even if it's not the feature-richest Windows Mobile Standard smartphone
on the market, the size, the 2 megapixel main camera and the front facing UMTS
video cam might makes it an interesting consumer and corporate mobile phone for
users, which wants high-speed Internet access through HSDPA, for instance as a
modem for Notebooks, rather than a BlackBerry replacement.
As you can see in the video bellow, unlike other Samsung smartphones, the
i200 neither features a D-Pad/jog-dial combo as we've seen it with the
nor a stand-alone jog-wheel as used by the
The sample I was able to get my hands on hasn't had a working radio module,
so I wasn't able to made any stand-by time tests or anything similar, which
requires a GSM/UMTS connection but according to Samsung, the i200 will be
released in the first half of 2008 anyway.
Cheers ~ Arne