Samsung have released a few more details about their new i320 Smartphone, which was unveiled at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona.
The mean’n’lean, wafer thin, none-more-black smartphone weighs in at a sprightly 95g, with a 2.2″ 262K colour TFT screen offering QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) resolution – a healthy improvement on the Treo 700w’s paltry 240×240 screen.
The pocket-friendly i320 runs on Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0, and offers the new Direct Push Email functionality via the Messaging & Security Feature Pack when used with Microsoft Exchange Server SP2.
For a fully featured smartphone, the dimensions aren’t too bulky- 111mm x 59mm x 11.5mm only – so you won’t feel too much of a berk walking around with it stuck to your ear.
Impressively, there’s a thumping great 120MB of onboard memory with a microSD slot for expansion and a QWERTY keyboard for bashing out short messages.
When it comes to multimedia, the Samsung sports a 1.3 megapixel camera and supports MPEG4 / H.263 / H.264 / WMV video formats and MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / WMA / WAV / OGG audio formats, with dual stereo speakers onboard.
Connectivity comes in the shape of Bluetooth with the tri-band (900/1800/1900) GSM phone capable of GPRS/EDGE but no Wi-Fi as far as we can see – a major omission in our book. Bad Samsung.
Samsung i320 is scheduled to arrive in your greasy palms sometime during Q2 of 2006.
Samsung i320 specifications:
Band : GSM 900/1800/1900MHz
Data : EDGE/GPRS
Size : 111mm x 59mm x 11.5mm
Weight : 95g (3.35oz)
Display : 2.2″ 320 x 240 262K Color TFT
OS : Windows Mobile 5 for Smartphone
Camera : 1.3 Megapixel Camera
Video : Video capture/playback
Messaging : SMS/MMS
Email : Yes (POP/IMAP/SMTP)
Bluetooth : Yes
Infrared : No
Java : Yes
Polyphonics : Yes
Memory : 120MB User Memory, External Memory (microSD)
Features : QWERTY Keyboard, Video Recording & Messaging (MPEG4/H.263), Video Playing (MPEG4/H.263/H.264/WMV), MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / WMA / WAV / OGG, Dual Speaker / Speakerphone, Bluetooth Technology / USB / Voice Recognition, Document Viewer