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Samsung Touchscreen Phone Bound for Sprint

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Jan 10, 2008, 2:15 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Jan 10, 2008, 2:56 PM

Information about the Samsung M800 - a CDMA EVDO version of the F490 - has become available. It appears to be a slim bar-style phone that features a large screen with touch controls to interact with the menus and applications similar to the iPhone or LG Voyager. Published regulatory filings indicate it will support EVDO Rev A, possibly making it one of Sprint's first handsets to support that technology. It drops the 5 megapixel camera found on the F490 to a 2 megapixel camera, but has stereo Bluetooth support, a microSD memory card slot and GPS. Neither Sprint nor Samsung has confirmed any details.

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dublea

Jan 11, 2008, 3:56 PM

May I ask

WTF is wrong with these people complaining about the mega-pixel of a cell phone?? I do a little photography on the side and feel that its BS to complain about the mega-pixel in a cell phone when you could just purchase a dang digital camera! The digital camera is not only going to cost less, but you can even get higher than 5 mega-pixel.

As far as why? Probably the major factor in basic business, price. It could also be that Sprint wanted Samsung to add the QChat instead of the higher end camera.
For me, it's not about my phone replacing a standalone camera. It's about the very different situations when I would use one rather than the other.

When I know I will be taking photos I care about, I do often take a standalone digital camera.

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tuolumne

Jan 11, 2008, 4:12 AM

Rev. A = HPPTT = QChat = Nextel Direct Connect

Say hello to an iPhone with true PTT Smile
Whoa there! The touchscreen interface will be nowhere near the iPhone. That is really all that phone has going for it b/c the Touch and Voyager come up short in that department big time. Call it a Touchscreen with tru PTT Smile
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CDMA Direct Connect will require EVDO Rev. A, but that does not mean all phones with EVDO Rev. A will have Direct Connect. I highly doubt that this phone will have it.
eltoro210

Jan 10, 2008, 2:41 PM

drop 5.0?

ok why would they get rid of the 5.0 and drop it to 2.0? that phone would be a hot seller if it had a camera that good. either the FCC is stupid for not allowing phones to have such great features like that or samsung is now being ran by the ex CEO of sprint.....
The 5.0 camera was probably dropped to make the phone more price friendly for the consumer.
Just a thought. But it sounds like a sweet ass phone to me with or with out a 5.0 camera.
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Hey guys if you went to the FCC website to look this device up you would have noticed that it has been designed for Sprint new WiMax Network. Consider this a 5 mega pixel camera takes up alot of space and cost a lot more for a phone. so Samsung would ...
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Whatever eltoro. I agree with T-Zag...it was dropped to 2.0mp to make it more price friendly for the consumer. If you need 5+mp then buy a digital camera!
HEKNOWS

Jan 11, 2008, 8:28 PM

here comes the voyager killer!!!!!!!

well any phone is better the viganer cough!!! voyager this phone look like a touch screen the will really work!!!!! Rolling Eyes Laughing Laughing
Sprint could get the most advance phone known to man and it still wouldn't do crap to help retain customers Laughing Wink
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.Dylan

Jan 10, 2008, 4:11 PM

Sounds cool

I can't wait to check it out.
I cant wait either. Very Happy I dont care if they make it only to 2 megapixels its still better than the camera phone that I have. What would make it even better is if it has a qwerty board underneath like the voyage. Very Happy
 
 
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