Samsung flies flagship phone
Super Mega Edition
Samsung has lifted the curtain on its flagship handset for this year: the Tocco Ultra Edition.
Samsung's Tocco Ultra Edition is its 2009 flasghip phone
Designed as the successor to the existing Tocco – which Samsung’s claimed was the UK’s best-selling contract phone in the second half of 2008 – the latest model differs from most modern flagship phones in that it has both a 2.8in touchscreen display and a slide-out keyboard.
The autofocus 8Mp rear-mounted camera supports face detection and geo-tagging. Video can be snapped at 30f/s and on-board editing software allows you to trim footage and add subtitles before you move the video onto, say, YouTube.
7.2Mb/s HSDPA and 8Mp camera
Content can be sent wirelessly to other Bluetooth devices, through a cabled USB connection or you can slot the 110 x 51.5 x 12.7mm phone’s Micro SD memory card into your PC’s card slot.
The Ultra Edition supports all mainstream connectivity options, of course, including HSDPA connections of up to 7.2Mb/s, Edge and quad-band GSM. GPS is included too.
Takes SD memory of up to 16GB capacity
Entertainment comes courtesy of either the integrated FM radio with RDS, or the phone’s support for various audio formats, including MP3, WMA and AAC.
Samsung said the Tocco Ultra Edition will be available in the UK next month, but it hasn’t released a price yet. ®
Don't forget to check out Register Hardware's review of the original Tocco SGH-F480 touchscreen phone.
Or the N97 when it's out. Slide-out qwerty keyboard, touchscreen, wifi, and *free* software from Nokia to do all your syncing etc.
Samsung have changed their connection for USB and power leads so all your Samsung accessories are now rendered useless!! woooooo
Thank the Gods
I love my F480 Tocco, so kind'a miffed this one came out so soon, but to be honest, the 'ultra' tag is a little enthusiastic. The phone style keypad is woeful (the onscreen keypad works fine), it really needed a slide out qwerty job.
In fact, the only complaints (so far), about my phone are:
1) no web view in widescreen mode - wtf? (tho the smart view is actually pretty good)
2) locked in screensaver
3) better text reading management (tho if you convert ebooks to html it seems to work the best - but again, no widescreen unless I'm missing something)
For the ultra to earn its tag it should've had a larger screen, slide out qwerty and reactive portrait/landscape mode like the iCrap and as previously mentioned, wifi.
@Shame it's windows only
you could try the 8510i symbian handset. not touchscreen but very similar.