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Samsung - Same phone, different shell...

SB2002

Feb 15, 2005, 11:43 AM
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.

Bleh!

PS - Shame on Samsung for making such big news of the P705 TV Phone back in the 4Q of 2003 - where is it?!?
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Bigern_McCracken

Feb 15, 2005, 12:02 PM
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 megapixel camera (check) Music ability (check) beautiful styling (check) and..... oh yeah! they make great phone calls! (CHECK) I don't mean to be rude but some people see things and have no appreciation for the research and development that went into creating these fun toys. Do you want the phone to make you coffee in the morning or something? I don't understand. Help me understand Very Happy
and I agree with you on the 705 Wink
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SB2002

Feb 15, 2005, 3:10 PM
What I meant was that Samsung was one of the first to the market with a color screen flip - this was a big feat seeing as there weren't too many out there.

Now, they introduce things *after* everyone else.

Features that are becoming stale/common: Bluetooth, megapixel cameras (2 or 3mp would be what I consider *new*), music

At this point bt, music, and 1.x megapixel cameras are common - I could purchase any of a number of phones that play my mp3s or take 1.3 quality picture. I want something new - I don't drink coffee, so a phone doing that for me wouldn't be too awesome - maybe I'd be impressed for the "cool factor" -

And as for "all beauty, no brains" - sure Samsung has bt on many of their phones, but the last bt enabled Samsun...
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Bigern_McCracken

Feb 15, 2005, 3:34 PM
cool
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temp

Feb 16, 2005, 10:35 AM
SB2002 said:
What I meant was that Samsung was one of the first to the market with a color screen flip - this was a big feat seeing as there weren't too many out there.

Now, they introduce things *after* everyone else.

Features that are becoming stale/common: Bluetooth, megapixel cameras (2 or 3mp would be what I consider *new*), music

At this point bt, music, and 1.x megapixel cameras are common - I could purchase any of a number of phones that play my mp3s or take 1.3 quality picture. I want something new - I don't drink coffee, so a phone doing that for me wouldn't be too awesome - maybe I'd be impressed for the "cool factor" -

And as for "all beauty, no brains" - sure Samsung has bt on many of their phone
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SB2002

Feb 16, 2005, 4:41 PM
You're right - I was thinking back to IR - when they gave each phone IR, but nothing you would typically do with IR was supported by the phone.

Point proven with bt - they only offer one phone with it... seems a bit slow to accept such a common feature.

I think a lot of people are taking offense to my comments - I like Samsung - they make good phones - but lately, they can't seem to cough up much imagination (outside of a phone that you shake in the air for god knows what reason). That's just crazy. If you want to debate me on the functionality of a "shaker" phone, e-mail me.

To Samsung: Make a TV phone, get a new OS, and create something I haven't heard of yet that has purpose.

In regards to GPS - I didn't mean GPS by means of t...
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temp

Feb 17, 2005, 9:21 AM
SB2002 said:
You're right - I was thinking back to IR - when they gave each phone IR, but nothing you would typically do with IR was supported by the phone.

Point proven with bt - they only offer one phone with it... seems a bit slow to accept such a common feature.

I think a lot of people are taking offense to my comments - I like Samsung - they make good phones - but lately, they can't seem to cough up much imagination (outside of a phone that you shake in the air for god knows what reason). That's just crazy. If you want to debate me on the functionality of a "shaker" phone, e-mail me.

To Samsung: Make a TV phone, get a new OS, and create something I haven't heard of yet that has purpose.

In regards to GPS
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fallen552

Feb 18, 2005, 3:24 PM
triangulation of the towers is something any phone can do...honestly it pretty much already does...it just doesnt tell you about it Smile ...you get the right program for a smart phone and itll start telling you..as for true gps ...i would imagine that has a higher bandwidth requirement and we dont met it yet Sad
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muchdrama

Feb 23, 2005, 10:16 PM

Right now, the creative things I'm interested in are being put out by Motorola. Samsung seems to be in a holding pattern/catching up with the creative and imaginative things that Moto is doing.
Albeit one small distinction between the two: Motorola hasn't exactly enjoyed the same high quality reputation as Samsung.
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jnoel

Feb 15, 2005, 12:18 PM
The mm-a700 is a tv phone, i have it-
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jw0527

Feb 17, 2005, 8:12 PM
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 new phones at the shows because companies like Nokia and Motorola plus other Asian companies have been copying Samsung phones lately.^^ Plus, there's no point of showing off new phones unless carriers can acutally adopt them. But I have to admit that Moto's getting very creative and have been coming out with very good phones lately.
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fallen552

Feb 18, 2005, 3:34 PM
but they also bury as many as they show...which is sadly disapointing
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