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Samsung i617 / BlackJack II

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Samsung Jack Review

Brighthand
11 June 2009
  • Summary: CONCLUSION As one of my colleagues put it, the Samsung Jack could be described as a "me too" device in a long list of similar mobile phones. It isn't an awful device, or even a bad one, but more middle-of-the-road in that it doesn't have anything terribly unique to set it apart from the rest of the pack. It has acceptable voice quality, but not great; it offers good performance, not blazing speed; a pretty good keyboard, but not a great one -- you get the idea.
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8.0

Samsung Jack (AT&T)

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. Moreover, this device will support Microsoft’s new Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system when it becomes available, making the Jack somewhat futureproof.
  • Pros: Strong call quality, Sharp industrial design, Comfortable keyboard, Good battery life, Upgradeable to Windows Mobile 6.5,
  • Cons: No 3.5mm headphone jack, Keyboard keys could use more space,
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Samsung BlackJack II (SGH-I617)

PC Magazine
21 August 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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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. The II adds features that keep the BlackJack competitive in 2008: GPS, Windows Mobile 6, 2MP camera, more memory and a single slim high capacity battery.
  • 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. Supports SDHC high capacity microSD cards. AT&T has strong service nationally and 3G HSDPA makes for fast downloads and page rendering.
  • 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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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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Samsung BlackJack II

LAPTOP Magazine
4 December 2007
  • Excerpt: It should be called the 1.5, but the BlackJack 2 is still one of the best value-priced smart phones.
  • Pros: Stylish design with convenient jog wheel, Fast HSDPA data, Improved battery life, Very good call quality, Built-in GPS
  • Cons: Poor and slow camera, No Wi-Fi, Doesnt support over-the-air music downloads
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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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