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Samsung i740: all smartphone, no frills

Chris Ziegler

The rumored i740 slider from Samsung has now been announced, and as expected, it's a 3G-free beast. That's actually pretty cool since it'll do its part toward keeping the sticker shock to an absolute minimum -- around €300 ($469) when it launches in October -- though it's a tougher pill to swallow when you consider that it also lacks WiFi. In other words, buyers should expect to use this Windows Mobile 6.1 bad boy as a slave to ActiveSync with the occasional jaunt over EDGE for email (text only, of course) or Internet Explorer Mobile if you're trying to teach yourself some sort of sick lesson. On the flipside, it'll do GPS and feature a decent 3.2 megapixel cam plus an FM radio. You know, the kind of radio people used before they had 3G to stream it over the 'net.

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