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