Samsung Jack (AT&T)

The Good The Samsung Jack brings a fresh, updated look over its predecessor and includes a faster processor and better camera. Call quality is excellent, and the Windows Mobile smartphone offers 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth.

The Bad The Jack uses Samsung's proprietary ports, so you can't use a standard USB cable or headset. The phone feels slippery.

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.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.3 Overall

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Review

Samsung Jack (AT&T)

By now, you've probably seen the TV commercials featuring Ozzy Osbourne and his new personal assistant, the Samsung Jack. The Jack is the successor to the Samsung BlackJack series and aside from the name change, the Windows Mobile smartphone brings an updated look and some feature enhancements, including a faster processor and better camera. The Jack also includes the staple productivity apps and e-mail capabilities to satisfy the needs of the busy individual and delivered excellent phone quality during our tests. All of this is made even more attractive by the Samsung Jack's $99.99 price tag (with a two-year contract). However, when compared with AT&T's other $100 messaging smartphone, the Nokia E71x, we have to say we slightly favored the E71x over the Samsung Jack for its design. The Jack's keyboard and overall feel was a bit too slick for our liking and Samsung's use of proprietary ports is annoying. They're minor issues but something to consider. The Samsung Jack is available now from AT&T.

Design
The Samsung Jack is a bit of a departure from the Samsung BlackJack and BlackJack II. While it keeps the slim QWERTY candy bar form factor (4.4 inches tall by 2.4 inches wide by 0.5 inch thick and weighs 3.5 ounces), the smartphone features tapered edges and rounder corners to give it an overall look that's more reminiscent of the BlackBerry Curve 8300 series. It also borrows the mirrored chrome look of the Samsung Propel Pro to give the smartphone an updated, flashier look, but not so flashy that it would look inappropriate in a boardroom.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Samsung
  • Service Provider AT&T
  • Diagonal Size 2.4 in
  • Weight 3.95 oz
  • Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
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