Samsung i617T released in Australia: Telstra’s own BlackJack II

Almost one year after the release of Samsung BlackJack II in the US, via AT&T, the smartphone is now available in Australia too, as Samsung i617T.

Launched today by Telstra, the i617T works on the famous Next G Australian network, said to be the fastest 3G network in the country.

Samsung i617T comes with the latest Windows Mobile 6.1 (the Standard edition) and a full QWERTY keyboard, so it’s obviously a device targeted at Telstra’s business customers. Features like Microsoft Mobile Office, Microsoft Push Email and full calendar synchronization are there to make sure the smartphone gets its business tasks done.  

The full list of specs that Samsung i617T has includes: 

  • Quad band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Tri-band UMTS 850 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • 2.4 inch TFT display, 65K colors and 320 x 240 pixels 
  • GPS and Whereis Navigator
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Mobile Foxtel & BigPond TV
  • Stereo MP3 player 
  • 2MP camera with video
  • 100MB of internal memory
  • MicroSD card support, up to 4GB
  • Up to 4.5 hours of talk time; up to 350 hours of stand-by time
  • 116 grams, 114 x 61 x 12.8 mm

The recommended retail price of Samsung i617T is of $589, but Telstra sells the smartphone together with a multitude of data plans too, so users will actually be able to get it for less. 

Via Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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