PHOTOVIEW: Samsung SGH-i300 Windows Mobile Smartphone
14 March 2011
Excerpt: There are not too many new Windows Mobile Smartphones in the (public) pipeline we know about (beside the expected Orange C550) but one of the most promising and innovative one is the Samsung SGH-i300 which was first time publicly shown on CeBIT two month ago . Last week I got the chance to hold it in my hands again (switched off so I can not tell you more about software details) but actually I had the chance to make some more detailed photos.
REVIEW: Samsung SGH-i300 Windows Mobile Smartphone 2003 SE - Part I
14 March 2011
Excerpt: For some days now, I'm using the lately officially announced Samsung SGH-i300 Windows Mobile Smartphone, Samsung's latest Windows Mobile product the the first Smartphone which makes it to the European market, after the company announced their first Windows Mobile Smartphone, the SGH-i250 , which - however - never made it to the market.
Conclusion: For all its minor niggles, I can’t help liking the i300, despite its age, and the older OS. The 3gb storage is a really nice addon, and its what separates this from other devices of its time – and makes it a worthwhile purchase for some even now.
Excerpt: The Samsung SPH-i300 is the most phonelike smart phone we tested, but it doesn't have a real keypad, relying instead on a virtual keypad on the phone's color touch screen. The Samsung's color display works as a dialer for phone calls, for taking notes, and as the input interface for the integrated Palm OS PDA.
REVIEW: Samsung SGH-i300 Windows Mobile Smartphone 2003 SE - Part II
10 December 2006
Excerpt: In part 2 of the Samsung SGH-i300 review I'm concentrating on the software and the features, after part 1 of the review was about the design, size and hardware-usability. As we got confirmed now , at least the first series of the to be released SGH-i300 is definitely working with Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition instead of Windows Mobile 5.0 which has some serious advantages over 2003 SE.
Summary: We have no complaints of the connection quality. The call is loud and hard to miss, and the vibra is average in power. You can set MMF, MIDI, WMA or MP3 files as a call melody.
The device is expected in October for about 700 USD, which is for the start of the sales, and then the price will fall to 550 USD. The device is likely to succeed due to the positioning. And the ads will put the main emphasis on the hard drive and musical capabilities.
Summary: Samsung's i300 is a serviceable Windows Mobile smart phone with all the advantages of Outlook synchronisation with a PC, plus the convenience of a 3GB hard drive and the ability to synchronise music with Windows Media Player 10
Pros: The hard drive is really handy, Spinning navigation button, Useful built in software, Easy-to-use 1.3-megapixel camera
Cons: Hard drive becomes inaccessible when battery gets low, Slightly chunky design, Quality of music playback could be better