Feeds

Samsung skinny smart phone to ship February

Mobile application security vulnerability report

Samsung's BlackBerry-like SGH-i600 Ultra Edition 'super 3G' slimline smart phone is coming to the UK at the end of February, handset retailers suggest.

The i600 was unveiled at the Berlin-hosted IFA consumer electronics show in September 2006, though at the time Samsung was unable or unwilling to say when the Windows Mobile 5.0-based handset would ship in the UK. The company shouted about the handset again last December, but again didn't say when anyone here would be able to buy it.

Well, now we know. Online supplier Expansys has the handset down for 27 February availability. The price is £390 for an unlocked version.

Samsung_SGH-i600

The i600 sports a 2.3in, 320 x 240, 65,536-colour screen and a QWERTY micro-keyboard. It connects to 3G networks and will use bandwidth-boosting HSDPA technology if it's present, falling back to GSM/GPRS in other locations. The handset also has Wi-Fi on board and stereo-enabled Bluetooth. There's a 1.3 megapixel camera on the back, and a 300,000-pixel (VGA) job on the front for video calls.

All this in a handset that's just 1.2cm thick. The i600's other dimensions are 11.3 x 5.9cm, and it weighs 99g.

Thanks to Duncan for the tip.

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530
Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.