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ALIVE: The Samsung SGH-i320 is not dead but further developed
Posted by Arne Hess - on Saturday, 22.04.06 - 16:51:11 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 14620x
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Ok, sometimes it might help to rant, like my latest rant about the Samsung SGH-i320 Windows Mobile Smartphone, the GSM competitor to the Motorola Q (which will be initially launched in a ECDO version only). I was wondering what happened with it during the CeBIT since it wasn't at the Samsung stand and already had the fear that it might disappears like the Motorola MPx and MPx100 before but no - it's still alive!
This week I had the chance to spend another 20 minutes with a well working prototype (unfortunately I hadn't had my camera with me - note to myself: always carry the camera with you). Also I got confirmed, the SGH-i320 will be released (at least in Europe, haven't heard anything yet about North America) and as I said, it was a further development of what we have seen the first time during the 3GSM Congress back in February.
While I haven't noticed any hardware changes (the keyboard as well as the overall design looked the same) I got the word that the software was further developed.

And yes, as Engadget found out yesterday, the SGH-i320 also received the FCC approval now which is a good indication that the i320 might be released in the U.S. also, otherwise it wouldn't need the FCC approval (the FCC is a local organization of the U.S. only) but anyway - if it received the approval, Samsung seems to take it serious to release it indeed.

I haven't heard anything about a confirmed release date yet nor I got a confirmed indication about the price. Hope we don't have to wait too long anymore.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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