Reviews and Problems with Samsung i617 / BlackJack II
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Samsung Jack (AT&T) Review
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.
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.
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.
Pros: Simple to use; stylish and compact; affordable
Cons: Poor video quality; inconsistent media downloading; headphones are not included