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New Windows Mobile Smartphone – Samsung i640/i645

Smartphone Thoughts – The i640: Samsung’s Follow-Up to The i600

If you’re on Verizon Wireless, you’ve heretofore only had once choice if you wanted a Windows Mobile Smartphone – the Samsung i600. It offered all the basics of a Smartphone, and a nice clamshell design, but wasn’t really anything to write home about.

The guys over at SmartphoneThoughts have uncovered Samsung’s follow up to i600 – the Samsung i640 and i645:


Read on for the details as we know them so far…

Besides the attractive design, the new phone sports Windows Mobile 2003 for Smartphones Second Edition, a color external LCD, camera (i645 only), and a more rounded, organic design than the angular i600. According to the manual, it also has an SDIO-capable SD slot (a first in a Smartphone).

No word on pricing or availability, except that it will obviously be made available on Verizon. This is preliminary information thanks to the bane of all product secrets, the FCC, so things are subject to change, but so far, it looks like a nice follow up to the i600. Good for Samsung for making two models (one with camera, one without), and for implementing SDIO. WiFi VoIP on a Smartphone, anyone?

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2 thoughts on “New Windows Mobile Smartphone – Samsung i640/i645

  1. Anna Martz says:

    Hello,

    I am a graphic designer for the educational Web site HowStuffWorks.com. We’re getting ready to publish an article on “How Smartphone’s Work”, and I would love to include some of the photos on your site as illustrations. I’m particularly interested in the image of the Windows Mobile Smartphone shown at this link: http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Temporale-20041108-Samsungi640jpg.jpg

    Could we have permission to post these photos with our article? Of course, we would give proper photo credit and include a link to your site. Check out our article “How Liquid-cooled PCs Work“at http://www.howstuffworks.com/liquid-cooled-pc.htm for an example of how we use outside photos.

    High resolution JPEGs, GIF, or TIFFs are ideal, but if these are not available, we can copy images directly from your site. Also, if you have any other related images that are not on your site, we would welcome those.

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  2. I love HowStuffWorks! And I’d love for you to use that image. Except that it belongs to Mike Temporale at SmartphoneThoughts.com (original link = http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/index.php?action=expand,6733). You’d have to ask them for permission. However, that particular image is almost three years old, and that particular phone never came out, so it wouldn’t really be recognizeable to your audience.

    I do have a ton of photos of smartphones on Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshb/tags/smartphone/ . 43 in that tag alone, and lots more under my “tinyscreenfuls tag (http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshb/tags/tinyscreenfuls). All of my photos on Flickr are under a Creative Commons license, and you’re free to use them with attribution. Each one is available as a full resolution original by clicking the “All Sizes” link on each photo.

    Have a look through my Flickr photos, and see if you find anything that would work. I’d be honored to have any of my images used in a HowStuffWorks article. Let me know if you have any questions, or if you really want a particular photo you can’t find, and I can get my hands on the device, I’ll take some just for you. :-)

    Thanks! :-)

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