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We would've expected the F480 to fade away quietly into the night, considering that it was the very first device Samsung launched to run TouchWiz back in the day -- but instead, they're taking a different approach by reloading it with the latest and greatest build and launching it anew. The F488i i...

October 15th 2009 at 3:16pm 0 Comments
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Oh, brother. Really, Samsung? Are we seriously going to have to juggle completely unrelated names based on geographic location yet again? Unless our deductive reasoning skills are just utterly shot, Sammy's Ultra Touch S8300 -- which got official earlier this week -- will be known as the Tocco Ultr...

February 12th 2009 at 11:33am 0 Comments
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Oh, brother. Really, Samsung? Are we seriously going to have to juggle completely unrelated names based on geographic location yet again? Unless our deductive reasoning skills are just utterly shot, Sammy's Ultra Touch S8300 -- which got official earlier this week -- will be known as the Tocco Ultr...

February 12th 2009 at 11:33am 0 Comments
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Seriously Samsung -- you should know what happens when a company settles for churning out modified versions of the same thing for too long. If not, just ping whomever is left at Motorola's mobile division. Bad slams aside, the longstanding F480 is seeing yet another makeover (two, in fact), with th...

February 5th 2009 at 4:41pm 0 Comments
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Celebrating a storied Hollywood career as illustrious and celebrated as Barb Wire's Pamela Anderson's takes more than a lavish party stocked to the nines with fashionable people. Much more, actually -- in fact, it takes the release of a special bundle of Samsung's F480 to properly commemorate the o...

December 12th 2008 at 4:38pm 0 Comments
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Prada, Armani, Hugo Boss -- who's next? Coco Chanel? As the trendsetters paradoxically begin to follow the trends, we've got yet another fashion icon placing his name on a touchscreen-based phone. Except in this case, there's really nothing special about it at all. In essence, the Hugo Boss edition...

November 25th 2008 at 7:18pm 0 Comments
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Samsung's touchscreen-centric F480 isn't the freshest of the fresh right now, but it's still hot news for folks in Australia. Telstra has just added the F480T to its Next G lineup, and with it comes a 2.8-inch LCD, 5-megapixel camera, support for the outfit's 7.2Mbps data network, 200MB of onboard...

November 18th 2008 at 12:11am 0 Comments
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Samsung's making this way more confusing than they need to, but hey, it's their phone and they have every right to do so -- they just better not come crying to us when their customers in the UK need service on their F480s while on holiday in France and no one in the shops knows what the heck a Tocc...

June 9th 2008 at 7:37pm 0 Comments
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Samsung's Armani-like F480 won't be known simply as the F480 when it floods the market; that'd be far too ordinary, apparently, so it's been assigned "Tocco," which it turns out is Italian for "Touch." That's an eminently appropriate name for a phone that relies this heavily on finger action thanks...

May 27th 2008 at 11:48am 0 Comments
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If you thought Samsung's Soul would be content with sitting in Barcelona, you've never had the pleasure of vacationing in Las Vegas. Sure enough, the Soul is following the HTC Touch Dual in making its US debut at CTIA 2008, and it's quite alright if your palms are already beginning to get sweaty. A...

April 1st 2008 at 3:35pm 0 Comments
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If you've seen our shots of Samsung's Armani redo, the F480, you might have noticed it's running a new OS. The UI -- called TouchWiz -- is based off of the company's Croix interface (which apparently was rushed out to compete with the iPhone), and will be used on all of the upcoming finger-touch ph...

February 15th 2008 at 12:34pm 0 Comments
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If you've seen our shots of Samsung's Armani redo, the F480, you might have noticed it's running a new OS. The UI -- called TouchWiz -- is based off of the company's Croix interface (which apparently was rushed out to compete with the iPhone), and will be used on all of the upcoming finger-touch ph...

February 15th 2008 at 12:34pm 0 Comments