True, on the surface, the Epix looks pretty much like the BlackJack II, save for a couple of different buttons, but Samsung stepped it up and equipped the smartphone with a touch screen and optical mouse. That's right. You can now interact with your device through the 2.5-inch screen (with your finger or built-in stylus) and navigate with the traditional controls or with the optical mouse. The latter is located in the center between the Start and OK button, and lets you move a mouse-like cursor on screen with a simple finger sweeps over the area.
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Featurewise, the Samsung Epix runsProfessional Edition and offers numerous e-mail solutions, including Microsoft Direct Push, AT&T Xpress Mail, and Good Mobile Messaging. Wireless options are fully represented on the Epix: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, HSDPA/UMTS, and quad-band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) world roaming. The Epix is equipped with a 2-megapixel camera and supports AT&T's Video Share service for video calls.
The Samsung Epix is available now at select AT&T stores and online for $199.99 with a two-year contract. We should be getting our review unit in the next couple of days, so check back soon for a full review.