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Samsung i200 Windows Mobile Smartphone - Please Wait

Samsung bring Windows Mobile to those who have an aversion to qwerty and a love of slim.

| Phones in Mobile Devices | Posted: May 19, 2009 5:17 am
TweakTown Rating: 80%      Manufacturer: Samsung

Please Wait

 

Okay, so I've started this review off by saying the phone is pretty mediocre. Let's now look at some redeeming features.

 

Charging it up and turning it on, we are greeted by the greenness that is WinMo 6.1 and when it boots into the home screen I have to admit the layout is nice and functional.

 

Samsung i200 Windows Mobile Smartphone

 

You have the date and time at the top of the menu so you can easily check it with a quick pull out of the pocket and press of a button. There are little icons with numbers beside them for missed calls, voice mail, sms and email so you can easily see what's new.

 

Calendar and appointments are neatly arranged and you have little shortcut menus to access music, video playback and pictures stored on the phone.

 

Samsung i200 Windows Mobile Smartphone

 

Samsung i200 Windows Mobile Smartphone

 

So it's laid out nicely; it gets some points back for looking good as a phone OS. But let's talk about application juggling on smartphones.

 

The WinMo OS uses an application manager to look after all the features of the phone you have been using. Each time you do something on the phone, it loads the process as a task and there is even a little task manager tool that you can use to go and kill memory hogging applications.

 

Samsung i200 Windows Mobile Smartphone

 

This is not something that is really necessary on a candybar phone; the most you are going to be doing with it is looking at documents and email while away from your desk and maybe playing a little solitaire.

 

It's becoming increasingly apparent to me that WinMo was the wrong way to go for this phone. Samsung could have made this a lot better if they had used their nice proprietary OS instead. But moving on...

 

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