Conclusion: If I were not locked into a contract with another carrier and I was looking for the coolest phone/Smart Phone on the planet – I would buy the Blackjack – hands down. This phone is cool enough that one might even consider leaving their current contract, playing the early termination fee and signing...
Conclusion: The Samsung BlackJack i607 simply looks and feels fantastic. The high speed data in 3G coverage areas is wicked fast and voice quality is excellent. The keyboard is excellent, though the number keys are a bit eccentric. We love the jog wheel and most everything about this phone.
Pros: Great looks, great ergonomics (other than the d-pad and immediate surrounding buttons). Super-fast data speeds on 3G and excellent call quality. Louder than many other GSM phones. Very good speakerphone. Good bundled software: useful apps that would cost around $100 if purchased separately. Cingu...
Cons: No headset included, which is particularly bad since the BlackJack requires a proprietary one. The d-pad and flat buttons surrounding it will bother folks who talk and use the phone on the run. Battery life isn't great but the included spare battery and charger ameliorates that.
Summary: A solid, if not outstanding entry to the smart phone market, the BlackJack is a mixed bag. It has HSDPA, an excellent display and good email functionality, but the inability to edit documents and the lack of Wi-Fi are sour points.
Pros: HSDPA capable, ships with two batteries and a second battery charger, bright, wide display, three-way scroll wheel for navigation
Cons: Cramped keypad, no Wi-Fi, no included microSD card, no included headphones and no 3.5mm jack, limited multimedia file support, can't edit Office documents, USB 1.1
Conclusion: If I were not locked into a contract with another carrier and I was looking for the coolest phone/Smart Phone on the planet - I would buy the Blackjack - hands down. This phone is cool enough that one might even consider leaving their current contract, playing the early termination fee and signing...
Pros: Great size, great build quality, great call quality, camera and PDA and Media functions, Extra battery is a nice touch
Cons: No voice dialing, crummy proprietary headphone jack