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Al G Bell

Dec 23, 2006, 5:38 PM

Uploading pix from a640 directly to↨pc

Am thinking of buying a Samsung A640, and the *only* thing I want to do with photos is get them onto my PC for editing, printing and emailing. Don't want to buy Web access for the phone. Don't want to print directly via PictBridge. Have no Bluetooth wi-fi on PC, don't want to go that way. That leaves USB, I think. Both machines have USB capabilities. So what software and/or drivers would I need? Seems to me this oughtta be fairly simple. Here's PC specs:

HP Media Center A1240n
Windows XP Media Center Edition v.2002sp2

and for the camera:

Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP, DUN, OPP (vCard only)version 2.0
Infrared (IR) - no
PC Sync - no
SDIO - no
Wi-Fi - no

Don't know much at all about Bluetooth. Could it be...
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Jul 5, 2006, 11:44 AM

looks pretty cool

it looks pretty cool, i was at my local Sprint store this weekend and they didnt have the dummy for this one yet Sad
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Oct 8, 2006, 8:41 PM

Contact capacity is bogus

In the Samsung A640, TWO contact entries are consumed when there are both phone numbers AND an email address. This is entirely ridiculous in a phone with memory management for variously-sized pictures, ringtones, web content, etc.

Samsung/Sprint claim of "up to 300 contacts" borders on a lie when they otherwise tout the phone as Internet capable.

David Stubbs
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Oct 16, 2006, 1:32 PM


Does the SPH-A640 have a jack for external antenna connection?

Jul 22, 2006, 4:38 PM

iGO itip adapter for Samsung SPH-A640

Does anyone know which itip adapter for the iGO car charger fits this phone? I've gone to igo and searched and cannot find anything yet. I'm also looking for cool cases that are not $30 from Sprint/Radio Shack. I've checked around and there do not seem to be any out yet? Any idea how long it takes after a launch of a new phone to get the accessories out in the market? Thanks!
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Aug 20, 2006, 4:44 PM

Does the Samsung a640 have user profiles

I didn't notice if the Samsung a640 has user profiles, can anyone tell me. You answer here or email me at

Jul 16, 2006, 6:29 PM

Problems with heat?

Has anyone noticed that the back of the phone (where the battery is located) gets hot? It has happened with my phone & wondering if I got a bad one or if it just the way it is. This occurs after maybe 5 min or so of phone use.
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Jul 19, 2006, 10:46 AM

BT crippled

Based on the C-Net review, the only thing that the Bluetooth on this phone can be used for is a headset and a business card application.

So, it sounds like you can not send the pictures that you take with the camera to your computer via Bluetooth.

The last time I checked, with Sprint you need to have the Picture Pack option ($5/mo) to have the ability to send pictures over the internet. You will also pay for data usage when sending pics if you don't have a vision plan.

That whole picture situation is one thing I don't like about Sprint. I just got a Samsung d407 on Cingular and it allows you to send your pictures via BT. Also, Cingular lets you send individual pictures by multi-media-messaging for 25 cents each when you don't have...
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