This is basically an A500 without external caller ID and a Crappy case. Why anyone would want htis phone I know not. especially for the price. It even has the same internal screen as the A500, not the larger one that the VGA1000 And the A600 have. And for previous posts: You have always been able to change the setting on all Samsung clamshell phones to answer by the talk button only, by any button, or "automatic" by flipping the phone open.