Samsung SGH i718 is the newest Windows Mobile 5.0 based smartphone/PDA slated to be released in China in the beginning of the next year. However it looks like Samsung has plans for this smartphone in the U.S. market to. At least the Korean cellphone giant took necessary steps to get the approval from FCC for this handset.
Introduced during ITU Telecom World trade show in Hong Kong this week, Samsung i718 runs on the latest mobile OS from Microsoft – Windows Mobile 5.0 and has a lot of cool features.
Samsung stayed true to it’s “slim” cellphone design philosophy and made this cellphone PDA only 13.5 mm thick (108 mm long and 58 mm wide) . Samsung SGH i718 is a Quad band GSM/GPRS/Edge phone with big and bright 2.8″ QVGA 65k color screen, 2 megapixel camera, 64 MB of RAM, 128 MB ROM and microSD memory card slot.
One of the interesting software applications included with Samsung i718 PDA phone is a business card recognition feature.You can take a picture of a business card with 2 megapixel camera, and your cellphone will automagically recognize the information on it and store the contact phone, e-mail and other data in your contact manager.
And of course it can play most of the popular media file formats, has a PowerAmp, Bluetooth 2.0, handsfree speaker, Office apps and lots of other cool things that most of Samsung’s business phones carry.So if this FCC approval means anything, it looks like a great option to replace your old PDA next year.
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