U.S. Cellular has announced a new business-class Windows Phone, the Samsung Exec.
With all the buzz circulating about the Kin and Windows Phone 7 pending releases, it's a little surprising to see an announcement on a new Windows Phone especially when it's running Windows Mobile 6.5 Standard. However, the Exec is being presented as a business solution design and WM Standard is a good fit for such a design. Asides from the center control panel design, the Exec is very reminiscent of the Samsung Jack.
The Samsung Exec specs include 123mb ROM/80mb RAM, 1500mah battery, a 2mp camera, 667mhz processor, 2.4" 320x240 screen, bluetooth, and gps. The Samsung Windows Phone measures 4.61"Lx2.36"Wx.45"D and weighs 3.7 ounces.
The Exec will run you $169.95 before rebates and discounts which will drop the price to $99.95.
George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.
nice to see the qwerty candy-bar format is still alive. but the jack came out a year ago and has better specifications. if manufacturers want to sell windows mobile phones they will need to offer devices that seem like improvements over last year's model. faster more efficient processors
better resolution screens and for manufacturers of winPho7 devices, that goes doubly for you, too! the htc hd is last years best specifications. a wave of devices in november with similar specs to the hd will have FAIL written all over them. thanks. :-/
Yeah, only 80 mb RAM. Yikes.
US Cellular doesn't carry the Jack. This seems like a small bump in memory and processor speed to HTC's Snap. Neither's worth the $100 difference in price though. Should of added an extra megapixel on the camera and wifi.
Looks having good features but not much impressive.I think it will be difficult to get space in the global market when there some powerful phones like Droid Incredible and Windows phone 7.Now iPhone 4G is also coming so may be it will get that much attraction.
This Windows Mobile 6.5 Standard device is quite reminiscent of the Samsung BlackJack II with its portrait style QWERTY keyboard.
I think it will be difficult to get space in the global market when there some powerful phones like Droid Incredible and Windows phone 7.
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