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I suppose when the icons that are phone-specific are factored out, that's a 320x320 screen?
If Samsung can get some early adopter Chinese successfully hooked on the Palm OS, PSRC might just make it with the feature phone strategy in the biggest cell phone market yet. Over course that is overstretching todays annoucement but it is definitly hope.
Great job Samsung!
Now all I want is a Samsung Lifedrive Palm 4 GB THOR phone in the USA. That would be even better.
As for Samsung, it's not only Palm OS that's been cursed with vapourware. I'm also starting to become a regular at allaboutsymbian.com and Samsung has promised no less than 3 different Symbian smartphones, all of which have failed to materialise.
The thing that really bugs me is that the SGH-i530 was released in very small numbers to guests of Athens Olympics Comittee. a couple of which have been doing the rounds on eBay for some £350 ($650). This is a crime as the phones themselves look pretty damn good. (sigh)
Once upon a time, there was a mobile phone manufacturer. And everyone was very happy with the phones he made, becuase they were very stylish and looked cool. Then the mobile phone manufacturer looked at PDAs and jealousy set in, because they were so much cooler and could do more than a standard phone ever could. So the manufacturer went to each of the big OS companies (Symbian, Palm & Windows) and was allowed to start making smartphones. Then things took a turn for the worse. Other manufacturers started copying his designs and so paranoia set in, meaning that no sooner had he developed a phone, he had to abandon it in case someone was working along similar lines, which would cost him his unique style. The first casulty was the SGH-i530 - a Palm smartphone which looked the nuts but never got released. The D700, D710 & 720 Symbian phones soon followed. In the end, all the manufacturer had was a Windows smartphone which was the same piece of **** all his rivals produced.
Is this story going to have happy ending - I doubt it.
For now I'll stick with my T608 and gloat over having a rare (but buggy as he11) Bluetooth phone that actually works on Sprint. It shouldn't have to be this way, but I've hoarded a few T608 away, just in case Sprint NEVER brings out another decent Bluetooth phone.
I hope Samsung thinks about bringing a Palm OS Clam to the US Market. That's all. The Palm OS community is in dire need of culture like this.
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