Samsung i620 Comes to States as Propel -- sans Windows Mobile

One of the Euro-only devices that always seemed nice to us was the Samsung i620 -- basically take a BlackJack but turn it into a vertical slider. We've read a couple downer reviews of the i620, but nothing that couldn't have been fixed on its way to the US were Samsung to deign to give it to us.

Well, Samsung and AT&T have bought the form factor to the US in the as the Samsung Propel, but they stripped out Windows Mobile and replaced it with a standard feature-phone OS.

Bummer, that -- it's a form factor we've actually been pining for a bit here at WMExperts. We're hoping it's not a sign of things to come -- at least we're comfortable knowing that Samsung isn't going to remove any power from the Epix.

WC Staff