Nothing anyone didn't know was coming (except for every Cingular Store rep I spoke to)...
...but the Cingular Samsung Blackjack (SGH-i607) is available for purchase today in stores and online, for the TINY price of $199 (including 2-yr contract and $100 rebate).
It's 1am here on the US East Coast and in about 11 hours, I'm hoping to have one in my hands...if my local stores had them shipped to them on time to arrive yesterday or today.
If you don't know the specs, here they are again, making this one sweet landscape Smartphone device...on paper. I know, I know...no WiFi. But what do you need WiFi for when you have blazing UMTS/HSDPA speeds?! (If you are lucky enough...like me...to be in a 3G supported market).
The Samsung BlackJack is a Cingular exclusive that is a stylish and compact 3G PDA for both work and play. With Microsoft® Windows Mobile 5, personal and corporate email and support for Cingular Video and Cingular Music, the Samsung BlackJack does it all.
-Microsoft® Windows Mobile 5.0 Edition
-Mobile versions of Microsoft® Office applications
-Windows Media Player® 10 Mobile
-Bluetooth v2.0® wireless connectivity
-Simultaneous voice and data capabilities
-Quad-band world phone with dual-band UMTS/HSDPA
-Slim design PDA with full QWERTY keyboard
-1.3 megapixel camera with 2x zoom and video
-Cingular Music, Cingular Video and MEdia Net capable
-Microsoft® Direct Push for real-time email delivery
-Mobile Outlook®, Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, and PDF support
-Email - Xpress Mail, Good Mobile Messaging, ActiveSync, and more
-Synchronize your desktop and calendar wirelessly
-Hands-free loudspeaker and microphone
-Instant messaging capabilities
-Fast loading full HTML web browser
-Weight: 3.5 ounces
-Dimensions:4.4 x 2.3 x .05 inches
-Talk Time: Up to 5.5 hours
-Standby Time: Up to 11 days
-Dual-band domestic UMTS/HSDPA - 850/1900 MHz
-Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE - 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
-220 MHz TI processor
-128 MB ROM / 64 MB RAM
-Large 2.2" 320x240 65k color screen with backlight
-MicroSD expansion slot supports up to a 2 GB card
-Bluetooth® v2.0 for up to six Bluetooth connections simultaneously
-Warranty: 1 year on the phone and accessories
-All talk, data and standby times depend on network configuration
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