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Samsung i617 / BlackJack II
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Samsung i617 / BlackJack II

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8.0

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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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung BlackJack II (SGH-I617)

PC Magazine
7 October 2008
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung BlackJack II i617

MobileTechReview.com
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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Overall 8
7.5

Samsung BlackJack II (SGH-i617) Review

Digitaltrends
11 March 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.
  • Pros: Simple to use; stylish and compact; affordable
  • Cons: Poor video quality; inconsistent media downloading; headphones are not included
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung BlackJack II: Windows Mobile 6 Smartphone Review

ConnectReviews
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
8.0

Samsung BlackJack II (SGH-I617)

pcmag.ru
20 June 2008
  • Summary: Элегантное обновление популярного оригинала. Модель BlackJack II дополнена TeleNav GPS, AT&T Video Share и другими функциями, но цена при этом остается доступной.
  • Pros: Отличный стиль. Улучшенная клавиатура QWERTY. Хорошее качество голосовой связи. Высокое 3G-быстродействие. Время работы от батарей больше, чем у других устройств HSDPA.
  • Cons: По-прежнему нет Wi-Fi. Быстродействие Windows Mobile 6 столь же низкое, как обычно. Плохая камера.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung BlackJack II (SGH-I617)

pcmag.ru
20 June 2008
  • Summary: Элегантное обновление популярного оригинала. Модель BlackJack II дополнена TeleNav GPS, AT&T Video Share и другими функциями, но цена при этом остается доступной.
  • Pros: Отличный стиль. Улучшенная клавиатура QWERTY. Хорошее качество голосовой связи. Высокое 3G-быстродействие. Время работы от батарей больше, чем у других устройств HSDPA.
  • Cons: По-прежнему нет Wi-Fi. Быстродействие Windows Mobile 6 столь же низкое, как обычно. Плохая камера.
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