When we reviewed the CES this year, Samsung is showing the P300's successor that was introduced in the fall, the Samsung SGH-P310.last year, we thought it had a perverse appeal. Though it looked like a grade school calculator, its credit card-like dimensions were unique and frankly, pretty cool. Also, its feature set was generous for the phone's size. Now, at
Fortunately, Samsung managed to make the design a bit more attractive with a black color scheme and a redesigned keypad. We also like the circular-shaped navigation toggle, which beats the square control on the P300 hands down. Features improved as well with a 2-megapixel camera (compared with a 1.3 shooter on the P300), Bluetooth 2.0, and a MicroSD card slot. Other offerings include a speakerphone, a music player, a document viewer, tri-band (GSM 900/1800/1900) world phone support with EDGE, and a bright 262,000-color display. And it all comes in a handy leather folder, like its predecessor. The U.S. market it lagging in widespread availability, of course, but you can get it for around $300.