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Samsung i200 Windows Mobile Smartphone - Final Thoughts

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

Final Thoughts

 

Looking now at the standard features, the call clarity is good. The ability to text is fine thanks to the broad buttoned numeric keypad that we are all used to now. Incoming email and SMS are given a preview display on the home screen so you don't have to get into the phone menus to see if a message you received is important or not.

 

Email support on the phone is really great; you can either sync your emails with outlook or pull them over the air so you are really never away from your desk. This is one aspect of the phone that is going to be the most appealing to the Office crowd; a phone that you can take your email away on without feeling like you are carrying a brick or addicted to your crackberry.

 

The phone itself is light and easy to handle, it doesn't feel bulky or obtrusive in the pocket and with typical Samsung styling it looks very nice indeed.

 

Support for 3G video calling is good too, though the feature has never really taken off in the U.K. - it's more about the data speeds for us tea drinkers.

 

The onboard web browser is Internet Explorer and I have to say is a bit hit and miss. Some pages looked fine and some were re-rendered into obscurity due to the small screen size. If you just want to find out what's on at the cinema or what time the train to Scarborough is then it's more than adequate. Proper web-addicts will want something with a bigger screen, though.

 

But a good reason to love it right now is the deal over at Expansys for our U.K. readers where you can get this handset and free 3 PAYG sim card with 30 quid top-up for just a penny shy of 100.

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