Feeds
70%
Samsung C6625

Samsung GT-C6625

Basic business wannabee?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Vodafone, like many others before it, is not too enamoured with the Microsoft user interface, and has installed its own over the top. This gives you a home screen with a vertical side panel of menus through which you can step using the navigation button.

Samsung C6625

Buyers from Vodafone get a customised interface

One of these can be populated with eight shortcuts to applications or services on the handset. You can access everything via the Windows Mobile Start softmenu as is usual.

Samsung C6625

Ticks most of the boxes for low-maintenance business users

When it comes to software the Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard applications, including MS Office viewer, have been bulked out a bit. We’ve already noted Google Maps. There is also an FM radio. Alas, audio playback requires the use of Samsung’s headset whose proprietary connector shares the same slot as mains power and PC sync cable. Music quality was surprisingly good through the provided headset, but its flat-in ear buds aren’t the easiest to keep in place – in our ears anyway.

There’s an app called D-Day, which we’ve seen before from Samsung and it offers a count down to any dates you choose to enter. As it merely duplicates the Outlook sync'ing Calendar app’s ability to store dates, we aren’t sure it will be overly popular. There is a PDF reader, unit converter and stopwatch too.

Verdict

Call quality was fine. Samsung rates the battery life as 8 hours GSM talk, 500 hours GSM standby. We got about three days from it between charges, though if you are heavy on the built-in Bluetooth, GPS or HSDPA you should budget for more frequent charging. Yet all told, there’s nothing here that makes the Samsung GT-C6625 stand out from the crowd. Even so, this is a solidly built smartphone with an excellent Qwerty keyboard and GPS to boot. ®

More Qwerty Phone Reviews...


Nokia
E55

BlackBerry
Curve 8520

Acer
Tempo M900

HTC
Snap

New hybrid storage solutions

70%
Samsung C6625

Samsung GT-C6625

Slim on smartphone features, but a solid performer for run-of-the-mill business use.
Price: £130 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Apple iPhone 6: Missing sapphire glass screen FAIL explained
They just cannae do it in time, says analyst
Quit drooling, fanbois - haven't you SEEN what the iPhone 6 costs?
How keen will buyers be when exposed to the real price?
Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper
Monsters need to earn a living too
Amazon axes hated Fire Phone price: 99 pennies but a niche? Ain't none
Forgive the double negative but seriously, no one wants this mobe
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
The Apple Watch and CROTCH RUBBING. How are they related?
Plus: 'NostrilTime' wristjob vid action
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.