Shiny Video Review: Samsung F700 touchscreen phone with QWERTY slider
7 March 2008
Excerpt: We all got quite excited about the prospect of this blocky - yet elegant - touchscreen with a QWERTY slider, feeling that it might well be the phone to challenge that Apple gadget in the touchy-feely usability stakes. Well, we've got our mitts on it now and the results are... mixed. Watch on for details. Like that?
Excerpt: Even before the New Year hits the streets, a number of European countries will see the Samsung F700 on shelves. This model is remarkable for having a lot of obscure facts and reports piled up around it since its original announcement in Barcelona. Initially the F700 was said to run Windows CE with Samsung’s user interface built atop, and the maker supposedly dumped all abilities of that operating system.
Excerpt: Samsung F700 is just the right blend of design and technology. The 3G Smartphone has full touch screen controls, ideal for professional and fashion-conscious people. The F700 Ultra Smart boasts of beautifully crafted handset that is smooth and sleek . Its metal effect edging and touch screen are dominated by black color . This elegant phone comes with a QWERTY keyboard that slides out from the side.
Excerpt: The Samsung F700 Mobile Phone puts mobile multimedia computing and innovative design into the palm of your hand. The Samsung F700 was designed with ease of use in mind. Touch screen technology replaces then need for many external buttons, reducing clutter, and freeing up space on the handset, enabling a magnificent 3.2” WQVGA display to […]
Excerpt: Currently the Samsung F700 is available on a Vodaphone contract and comparisons to the iPhone will be much stronger with this device, due to the fact that the F700 incorporates a touch-screen element and similar sized profile.
Excerpt: The term 'iPhone killer' is growing a little wearied, and while Samsung's F700 may look like Apple's debut handset – it's more of a sheep in wolf's clothing. That said, Samsung does have a few aces at the ready to convince us to stop coveting the iPhone, not least the presence of an actual keyboard and 3G HSDPA connectivity. But whether that's enough to beat the power of the mighty Jobs’ juggernaut is another matter.
Conclusion: Although it may take more than just an overall better feature set to convince an Apple fanboy to switch camps to the F700, for the rest of the crowd, the F700 may just be the handset to own. A full review can be expected once we get hold of a working commercial set.
Summary: There's no denying that the F700 looks like the iPhone, but in all fairness it's a very different phone. The F700 can send MMS messages, shoot videos, connect to an HSDPA network and there's a full Qwerty keypad hidden beneath the slide. But there's simply not enough to make it better than the iPhone and while it's very attractive, we can't help feeling that the user interface and features could be better
Pros: Attractive design, HSDPA mobile broadband, Qwerty keypad
Cons: Web browser, Camera could be better, User interface is fiddly at times
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