Samsung's BlackJack cousins

Samsung shows its SGH-i780 and SGH-i620

Samsung SGH-i620 Samsung

AT&T may have given the U.S. the Samsung BlackJack, but today at CES Samsung showed two similar devices, the Samsung SGH-i620 and the Samsung SGH-i780. Both models have been available overseas up until now, but their sightings in Las Vegas mean they're coming to the United States as well.

The SGH-i620 is a slider phone that opens to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard and a touch navigation wheel. As for features, the Windows Mobile 6.0 smartphone offers a 262,000 color display, stereo Bluetooth, e-mail and messaging, 30MB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, an RSS reader, a music player, and a 2-megapixel camera.

Samsung SGH-i780 Samsung

The Samsung SGH-i780 sports a sleek candy-bar design with a full keyboard and full touch screen. Also a Windows Mobile 6.0 device, it features push e-mail, GPS, an optical mouse, a 2-megapixel camera, HSDPA support, a music player, stereo Bluetooth, 150MB of internal memory, and a microSD card slot. The 2.55-inch display is a decent size, but we're not excited by the relatively low 65,536 color resolution.

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Senior Managing Editor Kent German leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he still writes about the wireless industry and occasionally his passion for commercial aviation.


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