From the Perspective of a Pocket PC Veteran - Samsung’s Blackjack SmartPhone Reviewed
Product Category: Windows Mobile SmartPhone
Where to Buy: Wirefly (Affiliate link)
Price: $499.00 - free after rebates with new Cingular Wireless account
Specifications: Samsung site
- Small and lightweight;
- QWERTY keyboard;
- Bright screen;
- Very fast wireless data connectivity.
- Smartkeys easy to press by accident;
- Proprietary connectors;
- Battery life only fair;
- Mediocre camera.
As a longtime Pocket PC fan and resident geek/gadget freak among family, friends and co-workers, I've faced the following question many times in the past:
"When are you going to move to one of those 'all-in-one' units that combines a PDA and a cell phone?"
I'd reply that most such devices were either too large as a cell phone or too small and limited as a PDA, at least for my needs and preferences. Some recent devices that look and act much like a PDA, but with roughly the same size as a cell phone, have tempted me to take the plunge. So here's my review of my new Samsung Blackjack, along with some comparisons to a couple of the very devices it's supposed to combine and replace. Can a diehard Pocket PC guy achieve satisfaction with a new kind of device? Join me in my odyssey into the world of Windows Mobile SmartPhones...