David, London, 06 Sep 2010I just don't understand this.... It was supposed to be released worldwide. To my understanding... moreu can get this phone now here
take 6 to 8 day
I just don't understand this.... It was supposed to be released worldwide. To my understanding although not official, it is not being released in the USA. That is not a problem to me as I live in the UK. Does anybody know if it will be released in Europe? Whether yes or no, please provide evidence like a link. For the perspective North American buyers, I do feel for you if it is not released in your country. If it is not released in Europe - specifically the UK, then I will have to stick with Nokia and go for the Nokia N8. I really don't want to but that is another option and the specs and battery on that are quite good. The iphone 4G is a looker but lack of a micro SD slot, signal issues, a poor battery and high price put me off it. I buy my phones SIM free without a contract.
Hello samsungfreak. where they have seen that he is possible being commercialized in Europe.
Everyday I go to Moblie market and look for I8520 & there would be no result.I wanna know has it been launched in Iran or not yet?
where you have seen that it is possible to be commercialized in Europe.
Bravo Samsung. Great job. Now I can finally have my dream phone. Cannot wait to see it on the shelves in the EU. Hope the price will be competitive in this segment.
IndoRoid, 05 Sep 2010This one of a superb device i had to compare with my other devices that (android, winphone, sy... moreoops, sorry for wrong page. im reading this to compare with samsung galaxy spica user opinions. pointing that beam has more comments in bugs or hang problem while spica mostly only has common requests for updating android froyo.
but, might be a good test for beam users to test taking a picture with and without wifi enabled.
really taking serious to have this beam. but really need to read all comments here first as gsmarena users provide more informations than else
This one of a superb device i had to compare with my other devices that (android, winphone, symbian, bb-os).
The only thing you should remember is.. turn off your wifi before taking any photos. Try to compare taking a picture with and without wifi activated.
The only thing i and thousands other are waiting for samsung to response (or we all will leaves samsung forever) is ... Spica Update For FROYO!!
anyone please join us signed the online petition for this here
hoping gsmarena would headlined our petitions too, coz samsung really have problems with reading customers complaint around the net! didnt they browse the net? they had a good phone but dont be such as arogan to keep build new devices and forgot what we just bought from them!
Then one is not going away to sell in Europe. Since that can do samsung.
Vince, 03 Sep 2010It seems official that Samsung Beam will not be launched in the USA (source:thedroidguy.com). ... moreSamsung Galaxy Beam makes appearance at IFA but probably not US
After the Samsung Press Conference highlighting their “Creating A Smarter Life” Campaign and the official European launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab we headed over to the Samsung Booth. Now when I say booth don’t think 12′ of table space and some curtain and drape, no the Samsung Booth at the IFA Show is the size of an airplane hangar. We have much more to show you in the next couple of days.
Since we were blessed with face time with the Samsung Galaxy Tab yesterday instead of following the herds of European press to the Galaxy Tab demo area, I took a b-line to this beauty, the Samsung Galaxy Beam.
This Galaxy S variant features a lot of the same specifications of other Samsung Galaxy S phones, including SuperAMOLED screen, on board 16gb of memory, Android 2.1 etc. But what sets this device apart and gives it its name, “Beam” is the built in WVGA projector for presentations on the go. Imagine having the ability to show slides during your literal, elevator pitch. This is one of the phones I’ve been waiting to get my hands on, the unfortunate part, is that it probably won’t see a place in US retail stores anytime soon. Samsung spokesperson Kim Titus stated there were no plans for the immediate future regarding the Samsung Galaxy Beam.
The problem with bringing this device over is price-point. This phone would have a hard time seeing a subsidized price sub $300 because the carriers can’t make any money off the projector and while it’s neat to have it doesnt appear that it’s on anyones upcoming “roadmap” but alas just seeing it in person is an amazing feat.
It seems official that Samsung Beam will not be launched in the USA (source:thedroidguy.com). Apparently, this is due to them anticipating that they'd struggle to sell it sub 300 dollars and the carriers not being able to make money from the onboard projector.
I'm not sure anymore about its launch prospects in UK/Europe. Being from the UK, i hoped that we'd get some news in the next 24-48 hours from the IFA event. After months of waiting, it may be that Beam fans like myself will need to look elsewhere for our next smartphone, maybe HTC desire HD. Do Samsung let people down with broken promises often?
Today beam in the IFA leaves announced samsung and say that it was not commercialized in Europe nor the USA.
people conecrate on beam having projector(won't be that strong imo but a nice add) and forget about super amoled screen saw it on wave it's the best Screen tech ever only buy super amoled phones great black and colours better than my 42 lcd HDTV!!
So somebody actualy managed to overclock the cpu in beam...intresting. The question is: Is the cpu stable at 1Ghz(thats enough isnt it?)and is that the PowerVr sgx chip?(if im right) If it is i will really consider getting this phone. To be honest beam is no different to any other android phone apart from one thing...projector. I know i know its nothing big but every phone i had in past always had something that no other handset would have. Beam seems to be a good choice but after buying i8910 im really pissed off with samsung...It is very likely that same thing will happen to beam. If only this was an Htc or any other brand as they seem to care more about customer and updates. I really dont want new features from upcoming firmware updates just fixes of existing (sometimes very annoying)bugs. Is that so hard samsung? The last thing, as i can see there is no stock at the moment...anybody know when it will go back on the shelves? And where is the best place to get it when there will be more stock avaible? Uffff that was a long comment.
Cheers for answers guys
Hi people, my beam has finally stuck itself as with many others. But this was after 6 weeks of usage and also right after I successfully overclocked it to 1ghz. It froze at 1.2ghz then would'nt restart again.
So basically I caused it to stuck as well althou lol... now time to look for a solution besides sending it back to singapore.
Hi All, if, and only if, Singapore is really a testing ground for the Samsung Galaxy Beam smartphone. Don't you think it is highly unethical for Samsung to make use of paying consumers to test the phones and allowing the consumers to endure the poor customer services. i.e poor customer services here arise from the unavailabilty of patches and fixes to troubleshoot issues experienced by end-users.
In my opinion, Samsung should not market the phone until it is proven to be fully functioning out of the box.
I believe that poor ethics will not result in good business.
Hi all, further to my previous post, I have decided to rule out the Iphone 4G as a contender. The Samsung Beam is the firm favourite with the Nokia N8 second favourite. Both have excellent batteries. Iphoone has a fast processor but has a poor battery and no SD card slot. I am very much about the battery. The Beam I recon would need to be charged once every three or four days with its beast 1800 mah battery which is the strongest for any mobilr phone. I can't understand why they dont install this in all smart phones. Instead people with smart phones like HTC, iphone 4 etc have to charge daily. My former phone Nokia E72 was charged once every four days. My current Nokia 5800 is charged once every three days. Anyway people who are considering this beauty, don't be alarmed. Singapore is the guinea pig testing ground unfortunatly for those in that part of the world. Samsung have a big reputation in Europe and North America. They will iron out all software bugs by the time it reaches us. In my case, the UK. The first batch of anything in life is usually flawed. The engineers get feedback and tidy things up for the second and all subsequent batches. This Samsung Beam has everything. In the meanwhile why we wait, just utilise all the functions in our current phones for the last times. Also be saving up for this if you havent already. By November, we will have our new baby. The only way I wont get this phone is if they cancel it. This is unlikely. Patience - not to much is a virtue. Good things comes to those who wait.