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SMARTPHONE: Samsung presented a Palm OS based Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 25.06.02 - 13:06:00 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 7056x
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On Communic Asia 2002 in Singapore, Samsung presented a Smartphone with the codename Bluechip, based on the Palm OS 4.1.

Even if it is a prototype today the final version should have for sure the following specifications:

  • Color LCD screen
  • 8,7 x 5,4 x 2,1 centimeters size
  • 130 grams weight
  • Graffiti input field
  • GPS receiver

A price or availability wasn't give today.

A Smartphone which is used with a stylus and in this case with Graffiti? What the hell is this!? :-> LOL... Doesn't makes sense from my point of view, in that case I prefer a Wireless PDA like the O2 xda or even the Handspring Treo. If I'm looking for a Smartphone, it have to work without a stylus like Microsoft Smartphone 2002 platform.

Hm, hope this is a concept only and they will change the specifications for the final release. However, GPS is a nice addition I want to see on Smartphone 2002s too!

Cheers ~ Arne


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Posted by Saud on 28.06.02 - 00:00:00

Kyocera have unvieled a Palm OS phone which looks  nearly to be exactly as the Samsung one. Not sure about Samsung features but the Kyocera 7135 has an SD slot and mp3 playback.(

You say "A Smartphone which is used with a stylus and in this case with Graffiti? What the hell is this!? :-> " now graffiti is not the only way u can input, but have the on screen keyboard ..

plus the good old ABC keypad of the phone ..under the graffiti area u can see a cursor and 2 buttons.. plus under the screen u can see the well known palm 4 buttons.. all of which implies that it can be fully operated without out a stylus..

And I dont see whats wrong with a touch screen and a stylus.. I find it to be a plus.. since users would still want to use the stylus for navigating and inputing text like they used to with their pdas

this is a phone with pda features .. and not a pda with phone capabilities such as the o2 ..

I am sure this phone already has its appeal.. especially between palm users .. (and the Kyocera looks even more appealing)

just my thoughts wink

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