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UPGRADE: Samsung to release its Windows Mobile 6 Upgrade for the AT&T BlackJack today
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 23.01.08 - 19:20:02 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 22443x
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It took virtually forever but it seems the long awaited Windows Mobile 6 upgrade for AT&T's Samsung BlackJack is finally just around the corner. Samsung Telecommunications America announced today the upcoming availability of the Windows Mobile 6 upgrade for the BlackJack, which is available in the U.S. exclusively from AT&T. BlackJack users can update their devices from Windows Mobile 5.0 to the new Windows Mobile 6.0 operating platform with a free desktop download available directly from Samsung later today.

A highly popular Windows Mobile smart device, the BlackJack is a robust, slim handset packed with the power and functionality desired by business customers and consumers alike. Windows Mobile 6 brings a powerful personal computer experience to the small screen, improving how people do business on the go on a single device. With the BlackJack and Windows Mobile 6, users can keep track of schedules and contacts through Outlook Mobile, browse the Internet, and manage Word and Excel documents and view PowerPoint documents using Office Mobile. Windows Mobile 6 also supports HTML E-Mail so that people can view and compose E-Mail messages in their original HTML format with live links to Web sites, support for images, tables and bullets.

"Samsung is excited to work with AT&T and Microsoft to bring loyal fans of the BlackJack an opportunity to refresh their experience with the Windows Mobile 6 upgrade," said Samsung Chief Marketing Officer, Bill Ogle. "The upgrade will enhance mobile productivity with key feature enhancements such as Video Share calling and Microsoft Office Mobile."

"AT&T customers continue to love the BlackJack and the availability of Windows Mobile 6 capabilities presents them with a winning combination that brings the BlackJack to new heights in terms of functionality," said Michael Woodward, AT&T vice president, Business Voice/Data and Mobility Products. "It's a great enhancement to AT&T's industry leading Windows Mobile device portfolio."

With the BlackJack, users can get rich entertainment features and powerful business applications turbo-charged by AT&T's 3G-enabled BroadbandConnect network in an ultra sleek design. Also included with the upgrade is software that gives BlackjackTM the capability to conduct Video Share calling. Users also can take their BlackJack with them abroad to access E-Mail or browse the Web in more than 140 countries, and make or take a phone call in more than 195 countries - the largest international footprint of any U.S. carrier. Additional features of the Samsung BlackJack include an MP3 player, 1.3 megapixel camera with video capture and sharing capabilities and Stereo Bluetooth version 2.0 with stereo headset support.

"The Samsung BlackJack is an iconic device for the mobile industry helping people to do more on the go while making a stylish statement," said Scott Horn, general manager, Microsoft. "The Windows Mobile 6 upgrade enhances the easy-to-use Windows Mobile experience by offering new features, such as support for HTML mail, to help people stay connected to family and friends from anywhere, at any time"

The Windows Mobile 6 upgrade for the AT&T's Samsung BlackJack will be available 5 PM EST and is designed for the Samsung SGH-i607. It's not designed to work with the Samsung SGH-i600.

Cheers ~ Arne

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