Samsung SGH-i320, the tri-band GSM/EDGE Smartphone with QWERTY keypad and the Motorola Q competitor, has been cleared by the FCC. Samsung has requested that the i320 documents be kept confidential for a period of 45 days. So till the documents are released we won't much information about this device, which is supposed to be smaller and lighter than the Q. Also, at this time it is not known if this device will be launched in the States.
The thing that intrigues me about this FCC clearance is that the test documents declare the device as "Single Band PCS GSM/EDGE Phone w/ Bluetooth and USB Data Link Cable."
Single band? I thought this device was a tri-band unit (ideally it should have been quad-band). Is it because the other two bands don't get used on the US networks, so the FCC doesn't require certification for it?
On a more positive note, Arne Hess over at the::unwired is reporting that he got a chance to play with the i320 recently and that the software has been improved since its last appearance at the 3GSM Congress in February. Hopefully, this means that at least the Europeans will get to see this device soon.
Source: engadget mobile