Samsung presented a BlackBerry rival at IFA 2006, the Samsung SGH-i600 smartphone:
The i600 is single-handed design so you don’t need to use both thumbs to navigate the QWERTY keypad and it has a decent-sized 2.3inch screen with 320x240 resolution and 65,000 colours. It supports HSDPA, EDGE, GSM, UMTS and GPRS and has a 1.3Megapixel camera on the back and a smaller camera for video calling on the front. Other parts of the spec include 802.11b/g wireless, Bluetooth, 128MB ROM, 64MB RAM and a MicroSD slot.
In short the i600 supports just about every feature you might want to see in a Smartphone but we have a surprise in store because the i600 runs on Windows Mobile 5.0 – you may not necessarily be a fan of Windows for Phones but the OS continues to improve steadily and it is clear that Microsoft is determined to ensure it is a glowing success.