Samsung just went and officially took the wraps off the i600 we already caught struttin'
around Europe a few months ago. The WinMo 5.0 Smartphone picked up the Sammy "Ultra
" branding as well as the angular QWERTY found on the i607 BlackJack
and preferred by dancing German Sprockets. However, unlike the Blackjack, the i600 packs in 802.11b/g WiFi and a second VGA cam up front. Fully packed, we're looking at GSM/EDGE UMTS/HSDPA, MS Push email, RSS reader, speakerphone, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR and A2DP stereo audio support, and 64MB RAM / 128MB ROM on-board memory with microSD expansion. More importantly, it's quad-band GSM contrary to earlier reports and measures in at a qualified, "world's thinnest" 11.8-mm (0.46-inches) / 99-grams (3.5-ounces) which is slimmer than Cingular's lesser Blackjack
yet weighs the same. Super. Now the rub: although FCC approved
, the Ultra Messaging i600 is only announced for Asia Pacific and Europe thus far -- sometime in Q1, 2007.