Live reports from the 3GSM World Congress 2005 trade show in Cannes, France. Hands-on with the latest phones from Nokia, Motorola, and more.
Samsung was showing off a number of new phones at 3GSM this year. As usual for the Korean company, it's never quite clear which phones are officially announced, and which are being "previewed". But we can certainly show you what we saw in the booth...
The SGH-E880 is a sleek new high-end, slide-style GSM phone.
The E880 is tri-band (900/1800/1900), and sports a rotating 1 megapixel camera with flash and PictBridge printing. A music player (MP3 and AAC) and streaming video player are included, as well as Bluetooth and Outlook-compatible SyncML.
As rumored, the SGH-E720 basically combines the features of the D500 with the clamshell design of the E710 and E715.
Key features include a megapixel camera with flash, music player (MP3 and AAC), a generous 88 MB of memory, and Bluetooth. Just like the E880, video capture, SyncML, and a 260,000-color hi-res (176 x 220) TFT display are also part of the package.
The SGH-E730 is very similar to the E720. The only major differences are the styling and the addition of an FM radio.
I just need some opinions. I was planning on saving up for the Panasonic X700 and have heard many excellent things about that phone but now I'm wondering if I should wait for the X800 to be released. It sounds the same but with internal atenna and no flash.
Inquisitor_Hoth said: I just need some opinions. I was planning on saving up for the Panasonic X700 and have heard many excellent things about that phone but now I'm wondering if I should wait for the X800 to be released. It soun
What is with these SLOW carriers? The USA really needs to speed up with the GSM techno vibe. T-Mobile is really lacking on nice phones packed with tons of features. Verizon, in my opinion, is doing the best. T-Mobile needs to really kick it with EDGE in the summer, because it is behind on the cell phone train. Cingular is to busy with trying to make its plans better, and providing new services like streaming TV that it has no focus on the make and model of the cell phone. There are so many great phones out there that are just sitting in the Manufacturing Office, waiting to be service .(metaphorically speaking) Verizon is issuing nice phones and and services, like V-Cast. CDMA is beating GSM by the mile....
Not true. Look at all the cool phones Verizon has ! Prior to the Cingular/AWS merger ATT had UMTS in I belive 8 Cities, they had a nationwide EDGE over lay. Now I think cingular is working on a EDGE overlay correct me if i am wrong, but hands ... (continues)
ghettoknight92 said: What is with these SLOW carriers? The USA really needs to speed up with the GSM techno vibe. T-Mobile is really lacking on nice phones packed with tons of features. Verizon, in my opinion, is doing the best. T-
Samsung really seems to disappoint me these days. They use to have all the new gadgets and features - but even then, it was "all beauty, no brains" You couldn't really do anything with some of the toys. Now, the beauty is slipping too. They are still flashy, but pack no truly new features.
Same flips, different trade show.
PS - Shame on Samsung for making such big news of the P705 TV Phone back in the 4Q of 2003 - where is it?!?
I don't understand your post. What is not a new feature on these phones. I've been dealing phones for 5 years now and all of these handesets include everything that all of my customers and I want. We want a phone that has bluetooth (check) more than a... (continues)
Just because you don't see it, that doesn't mean Samsung is not producing new interesting phones. In Korea, they aleady have TV phones in the market, they also have phone that can do banking, etc. Samsung is becoming more careful about showing off n... (continues)
US carriers need to open their ears and hear what customers really want. I've been wanting D500 since it came out but haven't heard anything from any of the US carriers yet. In the U.S. market, there's only one phone that interests me currently, Mot... (continues)
I saw the Haier P7 its nothing special, in fact its only dual band 900/1800 Mgz it can't even be used in the US. You are not missing much. However I have held the Nokia 7280 an that is a beauty, but no keypad really. It's hard to dial.
I am very disappointed with what i am seeing at this trades show. Isn't this the year of the mp3 phone? Where are the hard drive phones the ones with the micro drives? I guess i have to wait till next month to see what SE has in store for us w/ there walkman branded cell phones. Sure they have mp3 out but on stinkin flash memory. I would personally hate to have to use one of those tiny cards and know i would lose one if i had one. The industry needs to get w/ the program, the technology is there they just need to utilize it.