when oh when samsung. wait until it is old technology?
Touch the i550
If they surprise you with an actual answer, let the rest of us know...
How does one input text into the i550?
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close but no cigar
1. the camera. i know some will disagree with me here but phone/pda combos will by and large be purchased by people who have a need for both and want a simple, sleek integration of both. the camera is a worthless add on. i say this because those of us who would like to use this phone for our work cannot because many corporations have banned camera phones...
Accessories for the i550.
http://www.wirelessphonegallery.com/ac/samsung/Samsu ... »
"Available from Sprint PCS later this year"
Release: Q1 - 2005 Price: $650
http://sprintpcsinfo.com/modules.php?name=News&file= ... »
Samsung's catch-up to the Treo. Will fall behind the Ace with only Palm OS 5.2, but will have a 1 MP camera/camcorder. SDIO Slot is also confirmed, and the unit will have 32 MB RAM.
Expected Price: $649.99 Expected Launch: Q1 - 2005"
I guess that means we're alll waiting until next year. So I am going to check out the TREO ACE. According to the same site, it is supposed to be available in October. (Although I would still rather have the 'flip' style I550.)
I500 now OR I550 later ?
Since I know that I will be purchasing a PDA phone, should I go ahead and get the I-500 now? After the rebate, it's only gonna run me 450 bucks. Or should I hold off for the I-550? From what I read it looks like that unit will cost close to $700. Plus I have no idea of when it will be available. (There was some discussion on a Mid-August or Novemeber release.)
I know that the 500 will suffice, but...
Otherwise, looks very nice, and if the 320 x 320 resolution is real - this will be the Palm phone to beat (how the Treo 600 gets away with such a low resolution screen is criminal).
Having said that - I think I'll stick with my (old, brick-like) Kyocera 6035 for now.
Wow! Some initial thoughts...
a) Insanely high price. Obviously.
b) So-so battery life. It'll likely be a relatively small LiPoly battery like the SPH-i500, and given all its gizmos, expect to be sticking this one on the charger every night if you take it out of your pocket during the day.
c) Probably a few software hacks on the Palm side to make the display readable. If the screen size on this is similar to the SPH-i500, yet at 320x320 resolution (as Phone Scoop claims) then those will be some mighty small pixels.
d) Despite its do-everything-and-still-fit-into-a-shirt-pock et design, people will still come up with plenty of t...