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Samsung Jack available via AT&T
The Samsung Jack is the successor to its lineup of BlackJack handset. The handset is available from AT&T for an attractive price of $99.99 with a two-year contract. Measuring 4.4 inches high, 2.4 inches wide, 0.5 inch deep, the handset weighs just 3.5 ounces and offers marked departure from its predecessors, the Samsung BlackJack and BlackJack II, whne it comes to overall design.
As its reviews, the Samsung Jack boasts of 2.4-inch TFT display, which has native resolution of 320×240 pixels and supports 65k colors. The navigation array consists of four-way toggle with central OK button, Home shortcut, back button, two soft keys, Talk and End keys. The Talk and End buttons doubles as speakerphone and handset lock, respectively. Samsung’s new Turbo Scroll feature allows you to scroll through entire page or text with the help of navigation buttons.
Like its predecessor, the Samsung Jack also sports full QWERTY keyboard but it features rectangular keys instead of oval-like keys of its predecessors. The buttons are slightly crammed but they are usable.
The left spine houses power button along with volume rocker. Like many other Samsung handsets, the Jack also relies on Samsung’s proprietary power/headset port, which is quite annoying but the package includes audio adapter. The back of the handset houses camera lens along with self-portrait mirror and speaker, while the battery cover hides the microSD memory slot.
The Samsung Jack runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard Edition but Samsung promises to upgrade it to Windows Mobile 6.5 upgrade when available. So, the Jack offers similar features of its predecessor, which include Microsoft Office Mobile Suite, support for POP3 and IMAP-email, Outlook synchronization, IM, to-do list, and RSS reader. The AT&T also offers a few extra features, which include eBay, MobiTV, Mobile Banking, and My-Cast Weather.
Another improvement is the 3.2-megapixel camera over BlackJack’s 2-megapixel camera. Keeping the camera aside, rests of the features of Jack are similar to that of Samsung Propel Pro. These include threaded text messaging, MMS, voice commands, integrated GPS, mono and stereo Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, quad-band world roaming, speakerphone, three-way calling, video calling, speed dialing, and conference calling.
The Samsung Jack has rated time of 7 hours and up to 12 days of standby time.