Samsung Jack coming to AT&T on May 19

AT&T announces the upcoming May 19 availability of the Samsung Jack smartphone.

Samsung Jack
Samsung Jack Samsung

Heh. I'm thinking of all the corny headlines I could use for this post, but I will spare you the cheesiness and just say that AT&T announced on Thursday the upcoming availability of its latest Windows Mobile smartphone, the Samsung Jack.

The Jack is the successor to the Samsung BlackJack II and will be in stores May 19 for a lovely price of $99.99 with a two-year contract. Like its predecessor, the Jack is a messaging-centric device, with its full QWERTY keyboard and support for multiple e-mail accounts, instant messaging, and of course, text and multimedia messaging.

The smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6.1, though Samsung says it will be upgradable to Windows Mobile 6.5 when it's available later this year. Other features include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS with support for AT&T Navigator (Domestic and Global Edition), 256MB RAM, and a 3.2-megapixel camera.

We should have a review unit in the next few days so check back for a full review.

Read the full CNET Review

Samsung Jack (AT&T)

The Bottom Line: As the successor to the BlackJack series, the Samsung Jack brings a fresh look and some nice feature upgrades to make it one of AT&T's more solid and affordable messaging smartphones. However, we tend to favor the Nokia E71x's design. / Read full review

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Bonnie Cha is chief correspondent for Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.



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