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Samsung i617 / BlackJack II
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Samsung i617 / BlackJack II

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L.A. Audio File
5 August 2011
  • Conclusion: The Samsung BlackJack™ II (with AT&T Service) is one of the best smartphones that I have used to date. The design offers a user-friendly interface and has powerful features that we have become dependent on.
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Samsung Jack Review

11 June 2009
  • Excerpt: The Samsung Jack has a focus on mobile messaging -- both business and personal. Jen Edwards brings us this review of the successor the very popular BlackJack and BlackJack II.
  • Pros: Very thin and light, Five-way navigator is easy to use, without any misplaced/unintended button presses, External speaker better than most, Very good camera
  • Cons: Voice quality could be much better, Performance is good, but not as snappy as it should be
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Overall 8

Samsung Jack (AT&T) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
9 June 2009
  • Summary: At $99.99, the Jack is a good bang-for-your-buck smart phone. Although we favor the superthin design and standard Web browser on the Nokia E71x, the Jack is an attractive phone that feels great in your hand.
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Samsung BlackJack II / Motorola Q9 Global Showdown

6 September 2008
  • Excerpt: If you’ve had your eye on the Samsung BlackJack II and the Motorola Q9 Global, you’re not alone. Both run Windows Mobile 6 Standard and have a similar form factor and spec list – no wonder you’re having trouble making a decision! I sought out to find which device is truly the best.
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AT&T Samsung BlackJack II with Windows Mobile 6 Standard

5 September 2008
  • Excerpt: For me, the original BlackJack was as close to the "ideal" of what I want in a Windows Mobile phone than I’ve ever come. Sure it didn’t have GPS, WiFi, or decent battery life (with the standard battery), but it was attractive, thin, snappy in terms of performance, and easy to use from a form factor...
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Overall 8

Samsung BlackJack II (SGH-i617) Review

26 August 2008
  • Conclusion: The BlackJack II offers the best of the original: the power of a PDA with the ease of a basic Smartphone. The video does leave a bit to be desired, as does the Internet download speed, but people would be hard pressed to find a more affordable – and let’s face it, stylish – multimedia phone.
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Overall 8

Samsung BlackJack II i617

26 May 2008
  • Conclusion: A welcome, though not earthshattering upgrade to the BlackJack. As the adage goes, if it ain't broke, don't fix it; and the original BlackJack was an extremely popular phone thanks to its low price, slim design and power.
  • Pros: Full-featured and the price is right at $99 after rebates. Super-slim and quite pocketable. Attractive looking and reasonably solid. GPS is handy for those who hit the road and the camera is actually decent, unlike the original BlackJack's. Plenty of memory to run programs and store data. Support...
  • Cons: Slippery! Proprietary Samsung connector for sync/charge/headset. GPS is slow on initial satellite acquisition. Voice dialing software not included.
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Stylish and Slick: Samsung BlackJack II

Personal Electronics buzz
9 May 2008
  • Excerpt: The Samsung BlackJack II is the cleanest, meanest and most stylish smartphone in my neck of the woods. It has literally world-wide functionality. If I am in Europe I can buy an international SIM card for this quad-band dynamo. It has domestic tri-band functionality with EDGE technology.
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Overall 8

Samsung BlackJack II: Windows Mobile 6 Smartphone Review

11 February 2008
  • Excerpt: A little over two years ago, Samsung released the BlackJack, a Windows Mobile-based smartphone. It’s performance wasn’t that good compared to other smartphones on …
  • Pros: A reasonable improvement over the original BlackJack., Fast 3G / HSDPA connection for data., Good call quality., Built-in GPS provided by TeleNav.
  • Cons: No Wi-Fi connection., Slow shutter delay on 2.0 megapixel camera., Jog wheel requires extra spinning and is unresponsive at times.
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Overall 8

Samsung BlackJack II (SGH-I617)

PC Magazine
20 December 2007
  • Conclusion: A sleek update to the popular original, the BlackJack II adds TeleNav GPS, AT&T Video Share, and more —while still keeping the price affordable.
  • Pros: Sharp styling. Improved QWERTY keyboard. Good voice quality. Fast 3G performance. Battery life tops that of other HSDPA-enabled devices.
  • Cons: Still no Wi-Fi. Windows Mobile 6 is as sluggish as usual. Poor camera.
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