For instance, as well as a full web browser, you can upload images to websites and blogs using the Shozu application. There’s a suite of Google apps - Search, Mail and Google Maps - plus Fring's VoIP and IM application. Gypsii hits the spot for location-based social networking, while the phone boasts support for DivX video. Samsung is clearly aiming at a wide target audience with its do-everything approach.
Any Nokia smartphone stalwarts thinking about switching rides will feel comfortable with the i8510’s handling. It’s a large phone, but not excessively so for the functionality it packs. It measures 106.5 x 53.9 x 17.2 and weighs 136g, which is fractionally larger but thinner than the N95 8GB. It has a high quality, solid build with nicely rounded edges, so slips into the pocket just fine.
The Shortcuts option can be tailored to how you want functions to appear
The spring-loaded slider is firm and smooth, while the numberpad has a nicely responsive key action. A couple of keys flanking the Clear button provide user-definable function shortcuts, but the main action revolves around the navpad and S60 menu system.
That said, the home screen has a distinctly different look and feel to Nokia’s S60 smartphones. A column of icons ranges down the left of the screen, linking to Shortcuts, Calendar, Music player, FM radio and Personalisation sections. As you click through these, more detailed sub-menus appear, which you can scroll through and click to select.
The navpad's centre button doubles up a touch-sensitive mini trackpad, providing a whizzier way of sliding through menus and jinking around webpages in the browser.
In day-to-day menu-surfing mode, though, it’s one of those touch-operated controls that you'll either love or hate. We found it could too easily be accidentally brushed against or mis-clicked, taking us to menu places we didn’t want to be. Thankfully, it can be easily deactivated, or its sensitivity adjusted.
£465 PLUS a contract for the 8gb version??? And people bleated on about the cost of the iPhone!!
Can't see Sony or Apple looking very worried with it selling at that price.
Well, OK, I'll wait to be corrected. Every other Samsung phone I've owned, as well as the iPhone, doesn't let you set a custom message alert... and I mean doing it out of the box, not having to jailbreak it or the equivalent, whereas Nokia and Sony Ericsson (in my experience) have allowed it for as many phones as I've had from them...
if you want proper details...
maybe you should look at a dedicated phone review site???
@ Anton Ivanov
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Granted, it doesn't say it *works*, but I think you can probably assume that ;)
@anton ivanov - VOIP
Anton asked why there wasn't a single word on VOIP in the review ...
the review says
"There’s ... Fring's VoIP and IM application. "
The display on the back of my Canon 400D is 2.5" and 230k pixels and I use it all the time for viewing pictures ... I then download the images onto the computer for further processing. I do the same with my cameraphones, and like on the D-SLR, I use the zoom function on the higher resolution pictures to see how sharp they are, to read text in an image etc.
Having said that, I'm happy with my E71 :-)