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Sep 19, 2004, 11:14 PM

when oh when samsung. wait until it is old technology?

I have talked to people at sprint, samsung, verizon and looked all over the internet. 6 mo ago i bought the treo 600 at full price from sprint. i love the sprint service and customer care. but i am sad to say I am on my 4th treo in 6mo. they keep breaking and i always have less service than sprint customers with less advanced phones. i have been told by sprint that the i550 has been scraped. i was told by samsung it has been delayed. i was told by verizon that they have a finished version on shelves now, and finally the internet that has told me that cell phone companies will often hold phones until technology has come close to what they have so it is not such a huge leap for cell providers to jump on board. my question is when will i...
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Oct 17, 2004, 6:37 PM

Touch the i550

If you live or are willing to travel to NYC, you can walk up to and touch the i550. While you are there, you can hound them to answer the question that has plagued us all. When?

If they surprise you with an actual answer, let the rest of us know... »

Oct 13, 2004, 1:28 PM


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Aug 17, 2004, 4:23 PM

How does one input text into the i550?

The current i500 has a grafitti input area for use witha stylus. The i550 has no such area. Any ideas? Or is this a "read-only" Palm device?
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Jun 11, 2004, 11:39 AM

Release Date?!?

Does anyone out there have and actual release date for this phone? All Phone Scoop says is 4th Quarter. I really want this thing, but I am not a very patient person. Thanks.
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Jun 25, 2004, 12:49 AM

close but no cigar

alright...i've seen the i-500 in action and it seems to be a pretty solid product for an initial clamshell version of the phone/pda combo from Samsung. the i-550 has a few features that i can appreciate but samsung and sprint are still showing their ignorance of consumer needs. the display on the outside of this phone is a big improvement. however it has two problems that i can see.

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...
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Aug 25, 2004, 8:47 PM

Accessories for the i550.

I happened to come across this site that already has accessories for the up-coming Samsung i550, though they are not yet for sell, but you can still check them out. ... »

Aug 20, 2004, 7:18 AM

"Available from Sprint PCS later this year"

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Aug 11, 2004, 7:13 AM

Release: Q1 - 2005 Price: $650

According to: ... »

"Samsung i550

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.)
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Aug 2, 2004, 3:29 PM

I500 now OR I550 later ?

I almost bought the SPH I-500 phone a few weeks ago. But before I drop a couple hundred on a phone, I thought I'd do some research. In doing so, I came across this site. I've been 'lurking' in this forum (off & on) for a couple of weeks now, and must say there is a LOT of valuable information on this site and forum. Thank you. Smile

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...
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May 20, 2004, 7:37 PM


For all you people that are thinking that this phone can use bluetooth I just got the word from Samsung Corporate HQ that no bluetooth sd card out there will support the voice function needed to utilize the wireless headsets from jabra etc. However if an adapter is available that coverts the unit from bluetooth to a 2.5mm standard jack then it is possible. Hope this puts some rest to any mistaken ideas.
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May 2, 2004, 12:11 PM

Samsung SCH-A790

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May 20, 2004, 7:21 PM

See it in action »
Cut and paste the URL. You will see this phone at the end of the video.

Apr 23, 2004, 8:19 AM


...oh and I hope Samsung & SPRINT beefs up the POLYPHONIC RING CHORDS to far exceed any phone on the market...also VOICE GUIDANCE and FM Radio would be a GREAT option either...this phone has the capability to TRUMP any phone in the market I just hope Sprint considers it's business user and phone geek to demand every possible option at it's best possible gage... I want the ability to boast the PREMIER phone in my market that does EVERYTHING at BEST!
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Apr 16, 2004, 10:32 PM


Sorry to see no mention of Bluetooth (unless I missed it). Why no one wants to make a "smartphone" that runs a PDA OS and has bluetooth is beyond me...

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.
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May 11, 2004, 8:42 AM

Speaker phone?

Will there be a speaker phone on this also?

Apr 23, 2004, 8:10 AM


Beautiful equipment...and as far as carriers...Sprints digital technology far exceeds Ver (what it's name)...anyway if you are a smart Sprint user you will add the $5 monthly fee for Sprint Free & Clear and guess what you are available to roam on Verizon's network for that fee...sounds like you get excellent cutting edge technology and coverage...bases loaded you hear me now???
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Apr 20, 2004, 8:33 AM


Verizon!!! This phone needs to go to Verizon, not stinky Sprint!!!
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Apr 16, 2004, 3:41 PM

Wow! Some initial thoughts...

This is everything you could ask for in a combination device, except the proverbial kitchen sink. I'm staking a few early predictions:

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...
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Apr 17, 2004, 12:06 AM


Saw no mention of a speakerphone either. To leave this off would be ridiculous - but wouldn't surprise me, unfortunately. Anyone know?
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