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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 ☹️
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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 postone@bigfoot.com

Aug 7, 2006, 12:14 PM
over in the "Sprint Summer 2006" discussion:

are you kidding me?!

the CEO of sanyo should retire.... what a lame company.... not only behind on technology... but make insanely ugly phones.... and why copy a razr?! the thing is over a year old.... idiots.. make a phone that supports itunes or xm radio or something innovative.

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.
3 replies

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...

Jul 1, 2006, 4:17 PM
over in the "Sprint Summer 2006" discussion:

razr copycats

why would anybody else bother copying the RAZR? the RAZR is so common, they should spend more time finding a successor to the razr instead of trying to copy it.
5 replies

Jul 6, 2006, 9:33 AM
over in the "Sprint Summer 2006" discussion:

Other features


aside from the lack of EVDO and only sporting a VGA camera, what else does this phone have? does it have speakerphone, music player, or anything else like that, or is it just a basic sanyo phone that was crammed into a slimline body?

Jun 30, 2006, 3:58 PM
over in the "Sprint Summer 2006" discussion:

Mistake on my part...

...as I thought Sanyo wouldn't think of releasing the Katana without EVDO built in. Looks like I'm eating crow.
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Big Poppa

Jul 3, 2006, 10:30 AM
over in the "Sprint Summer 2006" discussion:

Katana Ports?

Rich, what kind of data port did the Katana have? Did it have the standard sanyo port, or a mini USB port like the RAZR.
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Rich Brome

Jun 29, 2006, 6:40 PM
over in the "Sprint Summer 2006" discussion:

Sorry about the quality

Thanks to Amtrak, I was a full 90 minutes late for the event last night. That didn't leave me with as much time as I had hoped with the new phones. That's why there aren't as many details or photos as we usually try to put in our In Depth articles.

Also, my Canon camera is busted, so I was stuck with my crappy backup camera. That's why the photos aren't quite as good quality as we usually strive for.

I hope the article still provides some useful info and eye candy for folks.

Please feel free to ask questions.
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Jun 30, 2006, 2:14 PM
over in the "Sprint Summer 2006" discussion:

Fall EV-DO Push?

You guys mentioned a slew of new EV-DO handsets comming in the article on the front page.

Any more details on these devices?
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Jun 30, 2006, 10:29 AM
over in the "Sprint Summer 2006" discussion:

Nothing exciting in summer...

I'm still waiting for Sanyo to catch up with Samsung and get (micro)SD, Bluetooth and EVDO all in one great package...

My Samsung a920 works ok, but won't sort my SMS messages into folders. And it won't let me add words to the T9 feature, which includes some useful common spanish words but misses a few obvious English ones. Starting movies takes about 15 seconds longer on the a920 than the Sanyo 5600, and if you get a call while watching, well, get ready to start the movie over. After you get done fast-forwarding up to where you left off, at least it has a rewind button to correct when you skip too far, unlike the Sanyo. But every time I've used it like this, its frozen the player, and I had to take the battery off to reset the phone. ...
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