C|Net, apparently, doesn't think that once a year is often enough for these best and worst of lists. No, they need one every quarter. As far as US phones go, I surprised to see the IP-830w in the list. I haven't had a chance to use one myself yet, but a dual mode GSM/CDMA PocketPC super-beast seems like such a great idea. Better luck next time, Samsung, and by next time I mean with the i-760 (more on that a little later. Saw it at CES and fell for it--deeply, madly, truly.)
The phone is a bit bulky, and that is a drawback. But things are relative. A year ago after Sprint discontinued the phone, I was able to buy one on ebay brand new for $135, which was a good buy. The balkiness mattered less at a good price. I did have to have the phone fixed by Samsung under warranty when it went on the fritz after a few weeks of use. I don't know what went wrong with it, but Samsung honored the warranty and repaired it, and it has been working fine since, better in fact than when I first purchased it. I use the SPD mobile shell, the Opera browser and Pocket Tunes. Google maps and Windows Live Search work well on it, and are useful programs. I sync the phone with outlook on my desktop at work.
Get the best of Windows Central in in your inbox, every day!
Thank you for signing up to Windows Central. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.