Excerpt: Following the lead of AT&T Wireless, which introduced Microsoft's Smartphone platform to the US with the Motorola MPx200 , Verizon Wireless has introduced another Smartphone, the Samsung SCH-i600 ($500 street with a two-year contract). The SCH-i600 is a dual-band PDA/phone with support for 800-MHz and 1,900-MHz CDMA; it's only the second Smartphone to hit the market and the first to run on CDMA.
PHOTOVIEW: Samsung SGH-i600 Windows Mobile UMTS Smartphone
14 March 2011
Excerpt: Samsung recently announced the Samsung SGH-i600 which will be released in Europe and Asia later this year and also the the Samsung SGH-i607 was recently approved by the FCC for the U.S. American market. Both devices are based on Samsung's BlackJack II concept, a UMTS-enabled Windows Mobile Smartphone with thumb-keyboard, and therefore the i600/i607 is the UMTS/HSDPA follower of Samsung's 2.5G Windows Mobile Smartphone, the SGH-i320 ( see my previous review here ).
PHOTOVIEW: Samsung SGH-i600 Windows Mobile Smartphone
14 March 2011
Excerpt: Not too new for Americans, this month Samsung also started shipping the European version of the BlackJack - the Samsung SGH-i600. And following my earlier preview of a i600 prototype , today I've received a commercial version of Samsung's latest UMTS and HSDPA enabled Windows Mobile Smartphone. And waiting was absolutely worth.
Excerpt: This is definitely nothing new for American Samsung BlackJack-owners but it's new for European and Asian Samsung SGH-i600 customers. As I've mentioned earlier , Samsung will sell all their new i600's with two different batteries: the standard battery and the extended battery (which replaces the second standard battery in the sales pack). Now, Samsung was kind enough to provide me an extended battery for testing. So what's the extended battery is about?
REVIEW: Samsung SGH-i600 Ultra Messaging Windows Mobile Smartphone
14 March 2011
Excerpt: Thanks to Samsung, I've recently got my hands on the final version of a Samsung SGH-i600, the EMEA/APAC version of Samsung's BlackJack which was launched late last year. While the i600 was announced earlier, the U.S. got it released faster but since last month, the i600 is also available across Europe. Generally speaking, the i600 is the follower of Samsung's earlier introduced SGH-i320 and like the i320, the i600 is sporting a QWERTY keyboard for easy typing.
VIDEOVIEW: Samsung SGH-i600 Home Screen Carousel/Card Wheel Plug-In
14 March 2011
Excerpt: It took a little bit longer for Samsung to release the long awaited SGH-i600 Windows Mobile Smartphone but Samsung used the delay to add something really useful to the EMEA/APAC version of the "BlackJack" - a pretty unique Home Screen plug-in called "Carousel" or "Card Wheel". Since Samsung's first introduction of a Windows Mobile Smartphone (the SGH-i300), the Korean mobile phone specialist always added its own flavored Home Screen plug-ins but this one is really a...
Conclusion: Samsung have taken their uber sexy slim styling and applied it to a Smartphone. The new i600 promises to combine the fashion that Samsung and renowned for with Blackberry like functionality. Can they pull it off? we find out.
Comparative review of QWERTY-smartphones Samsung i600 and HTC S650
20 February 2007
Summary: Sound quality provided by the earpiece is pretty decent both in the i600 and the S650, which is something we have come to expect from Samsung and HTC offerings. Vibro alert in HTC S650 is a bit rougher and easier to feel, while the i600’s quiver is not a big deal to miss. In spite of the fact that the i600 and the S650 retain only one speaker for ring tones, its volume level is pretty high.
Conclusion: A year ago, I probably would have reviewed the i600 like this: “though with it’s glitches, the i600 strikes a near perfect balance between PDA and phone”. I cannot say that now. For one, the glitches were fixed. And two, the i600 is striking a balance between last year’s PDA, and last year’s phone.