At the Symbian Smartphone Show today both LG and Samsung announced new S60 sliders running S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1. This is the same version that the Nokia N95, the first S60 HSDPA slider, runs and includes the new unified web browser, video ringtones and other features. Both models have GSM / EDGE / HSDPA but are unlikely to come to the US in this initial incarnation.
Samsung i520: A slim slider that features a 2.3 inch QVGA screen, 2 Megapixel external camera plus VGA video calling camera, MicroSD slot and Bluetooth with A2DP stereo. It also has capacitive navigation buttons like the LG Chocolate.
LG JoY: Has many of the same features as the Samsung - including the 2 Megapixel camera and VGA video call camera. It is not known whether it also includes stereo Bluetooth. The JoY has a slightly larger 2.4" QVGA display.
Whats the point of annoucing the phones if there unlikly to come over to america. Personaly tired of all these Stlyish EV-DO Handsets coming to sprint and verizon when cingular only has 2. Why are companies slacking on the america HSDPA Network. It will never grow if they don' make handsets so i'm tired of hearin things like. O the network isn' big enough or anything like that. Come out with something innovative and let the network follow it. Cingular doesn't have any catching phones but the f&(&*$&( razor so of course HSDPA won't grow if they don't get more out there. Also I'm tired of UMTS when HSDPA is out, why release 2 different phones seeing as though HSDPA phones aren't that expensive.
LG CU500 anybody? only about 100 bucks for all... (continues)
So your're saying.....Samsung and LG can't announce that they've developed new phones because you might hear about them her in the US...even though they're primarily for European use? Phonescoop is cool enough to pick up the news worldwide for everyo... (continues)
Dude, what are you talking about? You should only hear about phones that are coming to the US? Hate to break it to you but MOST phones (and especially the most feature rich ones) don't make it to the United States.
Rich is right about pointing the finger at Cingular instead of the phone manufacturers. Companies like Motorola aren't going to make American frequency phones unless they have a contract with a carrier to do so. There is almost no market here (excep... (continues)
Face it...when it comes to mobile phones, the USA just plain sucks. Every European and nearly all Asian countries are far and way better than USA. What we have in the US today is what Europe and Asia had 3-4 years ago. Why is that?