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Samsung SPH-A960


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May 4, 2006, 12:29 PM

So, it's a fatter a900?

Why did samsung come out with this redundant model? Just to showcase their round OLED and put "motion fun" into another model?

This is not going to sell well. This will be similar to the a940 in the fact that stores will probably have very limited supply. It will probably be around $349.99 before discounts, which puts it at a competitive disadvantage with it's own sister phone(s).

Maybe a few people like the styling, and for those people, it will sell. But to me as a rep, this will just fill the wall with something to look at. Most people will be attracted to the less expensive a920 which adds a transflash card, or the same priced a900 that is much slimmer and only loses the motion fun.

We haven't got it yet, but this is what it app...
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Oct 20, 2006, 12:16 PM

Samsung SPH-A960 What is wrong with them?

Can someone fill me in why this phone is so hard to find and/or why it is kind of like a decent phone but being ignored?

I feel like I am clueless when reading up on it and think I am missing something? Only available at non-sprint locations.. Very few reviews, etc.. Is there something wrong with the phone?

I need a phone that can do analog and digital and also bluetooth - this seems to fit the bill.. but then I see the limited input and think Hm.. hmm... what do these people know that I don't!!!


Oct 19, 2006, 6:20 PM

Unlock codes

I love my a960. Bluetooth is good but the phone is still locked by Sprint from allowing me to create my own ringtones with full bluetooth capability.

Can someone either walk me through how to unlock it or give me a web site to look at?


Sep 2, 2006, 9:27 PM


Just got off the phone with Sprint (after 90 minutes of a run around) and found out that this model is "discontinued". Just thought people should be aware.
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Aug 23, 2006, 2:50 AM


can someone please tell me if the speakerphone is any good? I'm looking to upgrade my phone and i was wondering if this phone would allow you to make call on the speakerphone while keeping the clamshell closed. I would also like to know if theres a one button operation to make calls on the speakerphone.

Finally, does anyone know if there's an extended life battery available and where i can get one. The battery life is listed as 3 hrs.... is it really 3 hrs?

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Jun 12, 2006, 9:22 PM

The excitement for the this phone is out of control!

Wow, it's like nobody at all is interested in this phone at all. I guess everyone is interested in the Fusic. I personally like this phone a lot. I'm with Verizon though, but I've seen it at Best Buy and it's pretty cool. Oh well
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May 3, 2006, 1:55 PM


LOVE the analog clock. Very cool.
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May 3, 2006, 12:33 PM


A bit off topic, but why is it that just about every Samsung phone Sprint comes out with has a talk time of just 3 hours and requires you to buy an extended battery the size of a brick in order to avoid having to charge your phone every single day? You would think in this day and age, with technology being what it is, that someone would figure out that in order to pack that much into a cell phone, it needs to have a decent battery on it. Is it really that hard to do? I know that CDMA technology requires much more juice than GSM technology, but still..... the advancement of batteries lags so far behind the advancement of the phone, and Samsungs seem to be the worst. The Sanyo line up for Sprint isn't that bad battery-wise, but geesh.... You c...
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May 3, 2006, 1:52 PM

date and price?????

whose got the scoop on the release? 🙂
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May 15, 2006, 9:33 AM
over in the "CTIA 2006" discussion:

VX8300 Manual Up...


May 14, 2006, 4:08 PM

So far so good!

Pretty classy phone, stylish, compact, feels sturdy. I have an a900, and an a920 which is my work phone. It's a Mother's Day gift and she seems pretty happy with it, she likes the size, which is smaller than the a900 and a920. Same UI and feature set in a smaller package with a unique design and less expensive. So far so good! All things considered, the size, similar features, and price led me to purchase this instead of other handset in this class.

May 5, 2006, 2:15 PM

when is this coming out?

anyone have any dates?
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May 13, 2006, 11:08 AM

Network Services

This phone doesn't show it is 'Data-Capable', but many reviews say it is nearly identical to the feature set on the A900 which is D-C. Can anyone confirm this feature?
Also, the Web function is WAP 2.0. I don't know the difference between that and true web browsing. I'm new to this phone feature, but anxious to use it. Pls help.

May 7, 2006, 9:05 AM

Any chance it will come to Verizon?

I really like this phone. At first I thought it was ugly, but then I started looking at it a little more closely and it grew on me.

Any chance Verizon will get it? If not is it possible to unlock it like gsm phones?

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May 4, 2006, 4:48 PM

A dog -- with fleas

Under the hood, I don't see much of a difference between this phone and the a900; which means: same crappy bluetooth and no expandable memory. The 900 is a dog; this one is the same -- just with fleas. Samsung = fancy looking garbage.

May 3, 2006, 1:28 PM

motion detection?

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May 3, 2006, 12:25 PM


So ... for the most part... it is a non slim version of the a900... sans QVGA. But in the Bluetooth section of the specs only lists Headset and Handsfree profiles! Does the phone have Object Push, FTP or Sync?
Invader J

Apr 7, 2006, 9:58 AM
over in the "CTIA 2006" discussion:

ZOMFG can't wait for Helio...

Look at the interface! It's so... clean... and efficient... look how many fields they fit on that QVGA screen - my Samsung with the same resolution only fits 3 or 4... wow... just wow. Bout time someone gave us something that could even slightly compete with Japanese and South Korean carriers.
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Apr 10, 2006, 8:19 PM
over in the "CTIA 2006" discussion:


Here is what I find interesting.
The FCC site shows that the VX8300 was submitted on 03/03/06 and the VX8400 was submitted on 11/18/05.
However, there is no mention of the VX8400 from CITA.

The FCC site says the External Test Photos for the VX8300 will be up available on 10/14/06, and the External Test Photos for the VX8400 on 05/17/06.

http://home.comcast.net/~dougsmithfl/vx8300a.jpg »

http://home.comcast.net/~dougsmithfl/vx8400a.jpg »
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Apr 10, 2006, 1:54 PM
over in the "CTIA 2006" discussion:

To Rich or Eric

Did you guys notice how CTIA has become more insignificant? There seems like there were less attendance, the venue seemed smaller and not many things were announced this years as was last year.

There was less hype. It was almost quiet.

I was wondering if you felt that and if you think that this is a hiccup for 2006 or an ongoing trend?
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