Preview: Samsung's Upcoming OS 5 Smartphones
Both models feature a small clamshell design and run the latest version of the Palm OS. The i505 features a new rotatable display. Read on for a closer look at the SGH-i500 and the new SGH-i505.
Both new smartphones feature a clamshell design run Palm OS 5.2 and operate on GSM networks. The Samsung SGH-i500 was previously first announced in March, and will be sold in europe sometime next year. The SGH-i505 made its public debut at ITU last week.
SGH-i500 - Europe
The SGH-i500 is targeted for Europe and runs PalmOS 5.2 on an 300mhz Intel PXA262 ARM processor, with 32MB ROM / 32MB RAM. The main inner display is a 65k TFT color screen with 320 x 320 resolution (actual 324x352 pixel including the extra phone status area). The exterior (caller ID/Time) display is a 256 Color, 96x64 pixel Organic EL (OLED) sub-LCD.
It features a built in 330K pixel VGA (640 x 480) camera with an embedded flash. In addition there is a SD expansion slot that supports SD/IO and a standard Ir port. The SGH-i500 also has a speaker that supports Polyphonic ringtones and standard MIDI.
It has dimensions of 3.5 x 2.3 x 1 inches (88 x 54 x 26 mm) and weighs 5.3 ounces (150g). It comes with a rechargeable (1100mAh) battery which allows for 200 minute of talk time and 100 hours on standby. There will be an optional (1700mAh) extended battery.
SGH-i505 - US and Beyond
The SGH-i505 has similar shape and features as the previous model, but is distinguished by its flip and twist screen. It has a 180 degree rotatable display that converts over into a tablet mode, much like the Sony NX series. It has a external antenna and built in VGA camera and flash on the back. It is expected sometime in 2004.
It runs Palm OS 5.2.1 on a 200mhz Motorola MX1 CPU. It has 32MB of ROM and 32MB of RAM. The SGH-i505 has a tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900) worldwide phone radio and uses a GPRS Class 8 (1 Tx, 4 Rx) chip. It has dimensions of 3.6 x 2.3 x .9 inches (91.5 x 54 x 22.8 mm) and weighs 5.2 ounces (147g).
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