If you’re looking for a quality mobile phone and PDA, then the Samsung i600 may be just what you’re looking for. Powered by Microsoft Windows and offering a wide range of phone and PDA features, the phone is compact and easy to carry, with Candy Bar-style dimensions of 111mm x 59mm x 12mm. The sleek and polished design is sure to attract a number of new PDA users to the market, as it is less bulky than some of the others available. The Samsung i600 is a natural progression from the previous Samsung i500 smartphone, which proved to be very popular.

The phone has a QWERTY keyboard which may take some users a bit to get used to, but considering the PDA features tucked away in this phone, it’s no surprise they’ve opted for a more traditional computer keyboard. The keys themselves are surprisingly easy to use considering the number of keys required and the compact area available. Raised and well positioned, there’s little chance of hitting the wrong button. For more general phone functions, there is a rotary navigation control below the main screen.

The display itself is upscaled to a 320 x 240-pixel resolution and can cope with up to 262,000 color variations to deliver sharp, focused viewing, which is somewhat diminished in direct sunlight, but not enough to make a real difference. There’s also a 1.3-megapixel camera which, while impressive, isn’t entirely superior in today’s mobile market. This offers your standard images and video clips, which can be stored in internal memory or externally via one of the memory expansion connectors. There’s also a secondary camera at the rear for the pop-up video conferencing feature that’s starting to catch on.

When you also factor in the standard WAP browser, Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi and available infrared connectivity features, the phone really starts to take shape. The Samsung i600 also covers the standard SMS, MMS and email messaging services that are becoming increasingly important to the business community. All this is before even mentioning the quality PDA built into the phone which offers great mobile office facility ensuring that your information is always at hand.

The Samsung i600 will definitely do well in today’s market and is fully up to date with 3.5G functionality and expected services. An impressive offer.

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