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Monday, July 30, 2007

Samsung Releases Windows Mobile 6 for i600 Smartphone

Posted by Mike Temporale in "NEWS" @ 08:30 AM

"This is the most interesting news for Samsung SGH-i600 owners and something historic for Samsung Windows Mobile devices! The Korean mobile phone manufacture just released the long awaited (and never officially announced) Windows Mobile 6 Standard ROM upgrade for its bestselling Samsung SGH-i600 and it's available for free for European i600 owners! While it's actually available for certain countries only (Netherlands and Russia) other localized versions will follow soon (incl. France, Germany, Italy and the U.K.). Furthermore I got the word that all upcoming i600s will be sold with Windows Mobile 6 pre-installed!"

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This is exciting news, but don't get too excited yet. It's only for the i600 sold in the Netherlands and Russia. It is not recommended that you install this on your Cingular BlackJack since there are significant hardware differences between these versions. On the plus side, this is exactly how we expected the update would be rolled out. Hopefully it won't be long until we see the i607 version released. :) If you have the i600 and your phone is in the above mentioned locations, you can download the ROM from here.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Orange Branded Samsung i600 Crashes When Changing Ringtones?

Posted by Mike Temporale in "ARTICLE" @ 06:45 AM

"A while ago we unboxed the Samsung SGH-i600 and published this video of the device. Since then the i600 has been released on the Orange network and a number of our regular visitors have been asking if there is any difference between the straight Samsung and the Orange branded version of the i600. Both devices have exactly the same hardware but there are some software differences as, once again, Orange removed MSN messenger from their version and branded the homescreen and icons. However there seems to be a more worrying problem with the Orange version. As you'll see in the video below, there are some stablility issues. One of the first things I tried on the i600 is to change the ringtone but simply doing this is enough to crash the device and all one can do is remove the battery as it wont even respond to the power button."

Matt has come across an interesting bug with the Orange branded Samsung i600 device. Fresh out of the box, the device will crash if you try and change the ringtone. 8O I haven't had any problems with the BlackJack, so this is either something specific to his device, or something that Orange has done by accident. Anyone here have the Orange device and can confirm this problem with their device?

Monday, April 30, 2007

Samsung i600 On Sale from Orange

Posted by Pete Paxton in "NEWS" @ 10:00 AM

"The i600 is an incredibly slim, streamlined Smartphone featuring a full QWERTY keyboard for maximising the many business functions. With a 1.3 Megapixel camera, built in flash, 2x digital zoom, video recording and an advanced music player, personal life meets professional, with rich functionality on a large and vibrant colour screen."

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The i600 is the phone I wanted. It has 3G and comes with Wi-Fi. Unfortunately it is only tri-band so I'd have to move to use it (and I'm not moving!). Too bad the Blackjack has the Wi-Fi stripped. Guess I'll just have to wait for the Cavalier. Well, all of you in the UK, head on over and buy one up!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The::Unwired Reviews JAVOedge JAVOskin for Samsung's i600

Posted by Mike Temporale in "ARTICLE" @ 06:00 AM

"The JAVOSkin features strategically placed cut-outs to allow maximum usability. With these cut-outs, using the case would feel as though the case wasn't on the device at all. JAVOSkin is easy on your hands with it's soft texture. Made out of specially blended silicon materials, it can stretch and flex to cushion your device from hard bumps and falls. The EAD (Enhanced Anti Dust) coating gives the JAVOSkin case a softer surface to grab and significantly reduce dust which would accumulate on the surface. With this low-profile case, you get the best of both worlds: the device will remain fully usable, stylish and protected."

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On the heels of Jason's post about the horrors of dropping your device, Arne Hess has posted a review of the JAVOedge JAVOskin for Samsungs i600 Smartphone. I used these with my SMT5600 and I really liked it. I haven't bought one for my BlackJack, mainly because they weren't available at the time I got the device. What do you guys think of these silicone skins?

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Samsung i600 Unboxed

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "NEWS" @ 02:13 PM

"We were lucky enough to be able to get our hands on the Samsung i600 so I thought that I would try my hand at a video presentation of the unboxing of the device. The Samsung i600 will be coming soon to the Orange network in the UK and the device launched by Orange should be pretty much the same as the one you see here although the Orange version will most likely have the Orange customisation installed."

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If you happen to own a Samsung Blackjack, you will be happy to know that not much has changed as far as packaging is concerned for the Samsung i600. However, Tracy and Matt appear to have received a wired headset with their phone and I do not remember receiving one with my phone at all! While it is not the most significant difference in the world, I feel Samsung owes me a stereo headset! ;)

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Five Samsung i600 Phones to be Won

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "NEWS" @ 04:59 PM

"To enter the Reg Hardware Samsung i600 Competition, simply fill in the form below in full and click Send. The winners will be notified by email, so make sure you submit a legitimate email address. Multiple entries on any given day will be disqualified, but you're free to have a go on as many of the five days as you wish."

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If you do not own a Samsung i600 or its Northern American sibling, the Samsung Blackjack, then this is your chance to pick one up! Entering the contest is simple and all you have to do is answer a couple of easy questions. If any members from our site happen to win one of these drool worthy devices, be sure to let us know! :)

Tags: samsung, five, phones, i600

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Orange Unpeels Samsung BlackBerry-esque i600

Posted by Jerry Raia in "HARDWARE" @ 09:00 AM

"Orange will be bringing Samsung's Windows Mobile-based BlackBerry-like i600 smart phone to the UK and France, the carrier's website has revealed. It'll arrive toward the end of this month, others have claimed."

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Why are a lot of these devices compared to Blackberrys? Are Blackberrys called Smartphone-esque? I'm curious though. As you can see it has the camera in front for video calls. Has anyone ever used this feature? If so how well did it work? I can't imagine a 0.3 MP camera providing much of a usable image.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Samsung i600 vs HTC Cavalier - A Review You Need To Read

Posted by Mike Temporale in "ARTICLE" @ 08:19 PM

"It is not an ordinary occasion when HTC�s and Samsung�s paths cross on the market today. In case with the former, development and production of communicators and smartphones is what the company counts on � it is HTC�s field of expertise. And Samsung only gives this market a go, the Korean manufacturer is moving very deliberately, which enables him to avoid critical mistakes and blunders. The today�s review is dedicated to the face-off of two smartphones: HTC S650 (codenamed Cavalier) and Samsung i600. The company�s apply totally different approach to the development of QWERTY-equipped smartphones and we are eager to figure out how these vendors see the ways of this segment�s expansion."

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Yes, those devices are sitting in the snow. It's not my idea of fun - expecially when you're talking about two of the hottest devices around. But it does make for a cool picture. Aside from the snow covered devices, Mobile-Review does a great job at comparing these two devices from the camera down to the MicroSD slot. I think HTC is doing a great job, but I still prefer my Blackjack. If only it was Windows Mobile 6 enabled. :?

Crispeto posted about this review in our forums - let's continue the discussion in the original thread.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

In-Depth Look at Samsung's New Home Screen for the i600

Posted by Mike Temporale in "ARTICLE" @ 07:30 AM

"We're not at liberty to say how, but we acquired some exclusive footage of Samsung's new Ultra Messaging device, which is going to be hitting Asian shelves in short order. What's so special about this particular brand of i600? Check out the interface. We've seen some future builds of Windows Mobile beyond the now-current 6.0, and this is starting to look very familiar. If this is where WinMo's headed, sign us up"

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Engadget has as in-depth look at that new home screen that we first saw on PDAGolds article about the new Samsung i600. They�ve got some pictures and even a video showing this home screen in action. I highly recommend that you go and check it out � cool stuff! :mrgreen:

PDAGold Gets Busy with the Samsung i600

Posted by Mike Temporale in "ARTICLE" @ 06:00 AM

"At the first sight of the black body of the device, it is clear that the fashion of phones as thin as possible has firmly rooted even in the field of Windows Mobile. Even when the remaining two dimensions are quite large, even too large for a smart phone, (59 x 113 millimeters), the thickness of mere 11,8 millimeters must be interesting for almost anyone. And when also the weight is taken in account, which does not exceed 100 grams (with the smallest reserve possible), the result is a very interesting and practical device. From the point of view of design, Samsung is not extravagant � the black colour makes the device look smaller. Moreover, a combination of a navigation button and a set of programmable and system buttons, together with a turning button at the side, ensure easy and quick control with one hand only."

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PDAGold has posted a great first impression of the Samsung i600 Smartphone. This is the European sister to the Blackjack. One thing you'll want to take notice on is that extra cool looking home screen that is running on it. Samsung has been doing a great job with the little things and this is just further proof of that. Unfortunately, the i600 is only Windows Mobile 5. I sure hope they announce an update program. :D

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Pictures of the Samsung Ultra i600 and the HTC S650 Cavalier

Posted by Jerry Raia in "HARDWARE" @ 10:00 AM

Remember when people would say they just got Playboy Magazine for the articles? Here we have the flip side of that. All you can do here is look at the pictures. Unless of course you can read the language. There are plenty of pictures though and you can actually make out a few specs, like that the i600 is only tri band! :evil:

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Monday, December 4, 2006

Samsung Releases Ultra Messenging i600 Smartphone

Posted by Mike Temporale in "HARDWARE" @ 09:00 PM

"Today at ITU Telecom World 2006, Samsung Electronics and Microsoft launched the Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 powered by Microsoft � Windows Mobile � 5.0, the first 3G smartphone with HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) support . Measuring only 11.8mm and weighing a mere 99g, the Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 is the world's thinnest 3G smartphone with a full QWERTY key board . It blends the feature-rich, desktop functionality of the Windows Mobile 5.0 platform with multimedia capabilities to help people work on the go, stay in touch with family and friends or just have fun."

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No surprise here. We've been seeing spy shots of this device for a while, but it's finally official. However, it doesn't look we'll be seeing it on this side of the pond anytime soon. So no need to toss those BlackJacks out the window just yet. ;)

crispeto has already posted about this in our forums, so let's continue the discussion in the existing thread.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Photo-Preview of Samsung i600 from the::unwired

Posted by Mike Temporale in "ARTICLE" @ 10:15 AM

"This week I had the chance to play a little bit with a prerelease version of the SGH-i600 and I took the chance to make some high resolution photos of Samsung's next and its first UMTS- and HSDPA-enabled Windows Mobile Smartphone. Since it is a prerelease device only - without any accessories, etc - I can not write a full review about it at all but I will publish a preview later this week. Until the preview is uploaded please enjoy the photos"

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Once again, Arne Hess from the::unwired has managed to get his hands on a yet to be released device. The SGH-i600 from Samsung is due out later this year or early in 2007 for Europe, and it's twin the i607 is set for a North American release. I would guess that it would be around the same time frame. The i60x device looks to be a little thicker and just a hair or two taller. I could live with that if it fixes the battery life problems and adds Quad-band reception. Check out Arne's post for more pictures and remember to click on the images for a larger version. ;)

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Update Allows Applications that Previously Failed to Now Install on the i600

Posted by Jerry Raia in "HARDWARE" @ 11:30 AM

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Straight from Samsung's web site is a registry update to allow you install applications that had failed to install before. The file you download is binary so I couldn't tell what changes are made to your phone but it appears to be for Verizon branded i600's. Those of you who apply this let us know how it works for you. :)

Monday, November 8, 2004

The i640: Samsung's Follow-Up to The i600

Posted by Mike Temporale in "HARDWARE" @ 04:30 PM\'A3LSCHI640

It looks like Samsung is working hard on a followup to the popular i600. The i640 has a lot in common with the original i600. Both devices are a clam-shell design, CDMA, and both do not have Bluetooth. :( You can find all the info on the FCC website. The user manual has a couple pictures of the device, and a number of screen shots. Which, by the way, clearly show that the i640 will be running Windows Mobile 2003SE. Oh, and I think it's also pretty easy to see that this phone is going to show up on Verizon's network.

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Friday, September 24, 2004

i600 From Sprint To Include AudiblePlayer And InHand

Posted by Mike Temporale in "NEWS" @ 07:30 AM

"Sprint today launched its first non-PDA smartphone, the Samsung i600. The phone features Microsoft's Windows Mobile� 2003 Software for Smartphone. The phone was first launched by Verizon last November, although with an older version of Windows Mobile. Sprint's version includes AudiblePlayer audiobook software from Audible, Inc., and Handango's InHand, an on-device catalog of applications and content. The i600 is available online and via business channels starting today, for $649.99."

Most of that quote we already knew, but there's a single sentence in there that's new. "Sprint's version includes AudiblePlayer audiobook software from Audible, Inc., and Handango's InHand" :D Handango's InHand has appeared in a couple other devices, but this is the first device, that I know of, that is shipping with Audible's AudiblePlayer. That seems like a nice little free gift, if you ask me. :)

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Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Sprint Offers The Samsung i600

Posted by Mike Temporale in "NEWS" @ 11:39 AM

If you're a Sprint customer, then this is the moment you've been waiting for. Sprint has added the i600 to their line up. The Samsung i600 lists for $469.99 after an instant savings and a web special. According to the Sprint wed site, this phone has Windows Mobile 2003 installed on it.

When I clicked the "Add to cart" link, it failed to add the phone to my cart. :? So I'm not sure if this is truly official. Be careful if you're planning on ordering online. It might be best if you head down to your local Sprint store.

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Monday, September 20, 2004

Info-Cop And Samsung i600 To Assist Law Enforcement Officers

Posted by Mike Temporale in "NEWS" @ 08:00 AM

"Info-Cop and Samsung today announced the expansion of their public safety offerings to law enforcement officers and emergency response professionals in the field. Info-Cop for smart phones is the first public safety solution for the new Microsoft Smart Phone OS. Now the Microsoft(R) Windows Mobile(TM)-based i600 Smartphone joins the Microsoft(R) Windows Mobile(TM)-based i700 Pocket PC Phone as an on-the- street tool that provides immediate access to vital criminal background information with Info-Cop."

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Image courtesy of Info-Cop's web site

Now that is putting power right in the palm of your hand! Currently officers in New Jersey and Washington, along with national security entities have been using the Pocket PC based version, which uses the Samsung i700. The i600 is being tested by several police departments, but there is no mention of when these devices will move out of test and get some real field experience. :D

Monday, August 16, 2004

Simple Tweak To Boost Internet Speed On Verizon i600

Posted by Kris Kumar in "SOFTWARE" @ 11:00 AM

"Oh yeah, you're right. I was getting 11kbps before, and now I'm getting 93kbps. That's a 9x increase."


That's what ChrisWalker said after trying out the tip posted by our reader Bugwart. I don't have an i600 to verify the speed boost, but it's definitely worth a shot. Please post your results in the original thread. And don't forget to thank Bugwart for figuring this out.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Verizon i600 WM2003 Update Available Online

Posted by Kris Kumar in "NEWS" @ 10:30 PM

Are you a Samsung i600 user?
Have you been sending a lot of E-Mails to Verizon technical support lately?
Have you been checking the Verizon website more than your favorite news site?
Have you been calling the Verizon stores or visiting them more often lately?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then I have a news that is guaranteed to bring a worry free smile on your face :-) The Windows Mobile 2003 update for the Samsung i600 Smartphone can now be downloaded from the Verizon website.

The update can be downloaded only by Verizon customers. The site prompts the visitor to enter a Verizon cell number. No other details (release notes, upgrade process) are available at this time. Please do post in this thread your comments regarding the upgrade process. Also what features do you like the most in this update.

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