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May 11, 2005, 3:10 PM

A800 PC interface?

For those that have the phone,

What kind of interface and software package the phone comes with? What can you do with the phone? Can you upload/download pictures, music, ringtones, games, sync with outlook, enter contact info using your computer???

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May 10, 2005, 4:09 PM

had it in my hands...and didn't choose it!

Hi all,
went to the sprint store today and checked out the ONE they had in hand. I was not disappointed, the phone is solid, but I still chose the Sanyo 5600 over it.
For me...the voice-to-text test they allowed me to do did not work well... 40% misses and a lot of repeats.
The lack of a speakerphone in the a800 is huge to me and I have a tiny and very sweet 7mp camera.
The final killer is that while i couldn't make a call on either... I could turn the volume to max with a few selected ringtones and the Sanyo kicked butt and it sounded nice too.

As far as's not available but for a small percentage of covered areas and the 1xRTT is fast enough for anything short of a city-based IT professional.

Conversely, this was my fi...
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May 10, 2005, 3:20 PM

the sad thing...

is that you guys actually made me want the phone, before anyone had it in their hands. then you get it, and don't talk about it's performance, and don't post any pictures that it takes. Thanks for the big letdown.
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May 6, 2005, 12:52 AM

A800 on

Smile ... »

Not for sale yet, but it should be soon Very Happy I guess the telesales thread was true after all!

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May 5, 2005, 6:52 PM

A800 has been released through telesales!!

I just called in to check to see if they had any info on the release date of the samsung a940 (which they didnt) and they lady told me the only samsung releasing soon is the a800, then shes like actually it released today. She said it wont be available for purchase until tommorow when it populates in the system. So tommorow its finally available
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May 5, 2005, 11:47 AM

lots of good info but....!!!!

Nobody has mentioned the voice to text capabilities, the video capture capabilities, or the multimedia capabilities.
What is the fps for it 15fps or did they finally get to 30!?
Can you browse the web using voice commands?
Can you write a note with ease?
What size video and what fps can you record?
Anybody ...Buehler? Buehler? (pardon the 80's reference).
Very Happy

Apr 15, 2005, 6:35 PM

end of the month

i talked to a local sprint rep today who has obviously been keeping up on things and has tested both the 5600 and the A800. he gave me some info.
he said that sanyo shipped out today to sprint for distro.
he's expecting to see them by the 25th but expects at least by the end of the month.
the phone is truly awesome.
it's going to be the same price as the 5600, roughly and carry the rebate. it comes with all kinds of new technology, bells and whistles if you will, which you all are well aware of. i read it has a voice recognition text imput. WHAT? plus you've got to admit an eye that can scan anything is pretty cool let alone one that scans information for your phone book. and he said that sprint just spent like 3 billion on upgrading th...
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Apr 21, 2005, 8:32 PM

Release date for SPH-A800

Mid- May as indicated by a rep from Sprint's eCare department.
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May 3, 2005, 5:26 PM

Decent phone, and I know the release date

This is a decent phone for being a Samsung and for Sprint. I can't give the exact release date of release due to confidentiality agreements but what I was told today by my Samsung rep, someone that would definitely know (I work for Sprint), start looking for it well before the end of this month.

Mar 21, 2005, 11:52 AM

when will samsung learn

I wont buy another phone again without bluetooth and I know a lot of people who feel the same way.
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Mar 22, 2005, 12:54 PM

s710a eat your heart out.

but it does need blue tooth. i think.
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Apr 6, 2005, 10:51 PM

Not too far away

A long while, we recieved an email that it might be in stores late May, Just today, i noticed i was able to pull it up as a 'coming soon' phone on the intranet server... that isn't always a very accurate estimate of when it's coming out, for the v200, it was put up there like 4 days before release, but for the lg535... well, we're still waiting. Time to get rid of my VGA Smile
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Mar 23, 2005, 10:09 PM


When are they going to release this phone and how much will it cost???

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Invader J

Mar 30, 2005, 5:39 PM

Release date info?

Hmm. Does anyone have a more accurate release window than just Q2?

Mar 27, 2005, 8:23 PM

Multi-Colored Status LED?

In the photos I have seen so far, it is only either in red or green...

Does anybody know if it is multi-colored?

Mar 23, 2005, 7:44 PM

TV-Out functionality?

Most, if not all new Korean Samsung's include RCA cables in the box and support tv-out functionality. I was wondering if Samsung was going to include this functionality on the A800, along with their A940/970, even if you have to buy an accessory cable...that would be too cool!

Do you know anything Rich?
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Mar 24, 2005, 9:48 PM


I am currently thinking about purchasing this phone. This phone is only available in Spring. I wonder if it is possible to purchase this phone at full price and use it in Verizon Wireless at all? I am right now using Verizon Wireless.
Thank you
Confuse One
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Mar 21, 2005, 9:23 PM

Bluetooth Samsung CDMA phones!

A880, A940, BOTH comming to Sprint, BOTH MM phones, with the A940 haveing the same 2MP CCD camera array Surprised
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Mar 22, 2005, 2:48 PM


Man all you guys do is whine about CDMA phones that lack Bluetooth. That phone is fantastic! A big bright display and a 2MP camera the list could go on.

Besides you or I or anyone we might know is not important enough for a Bluetooth headset. I mean come on. Are you a VP at a major company? Are you on the board at Coca-Cola? NO! You only want Bluetooth to make you look important!!

You wanna know something, people talking on a Bluetooh headset look really lame. YOU ARE NOT FOOLING ANYONE! YOUR LIFE IS STILL LAME!! THE HEADSET ONLY MAKES YOUR CALL HOME TO THE WIFE OR MOM SEEM COOLER THAN IT REALLY IS!! Have you ever heard what people talk about on those things? JEEZ! Just keep your phone call short and to the point! You kn...
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