In my opinion(and I am typing this comment on a Blackberry), the whole market for cell phones has changed. The manufacturers that produce qwerty and touch screen phones at the cheapest price will gain the biggest market share.
That is what Samsung I think is trying to do here. That is why Sony and Motorola will eventually close down. They only cater for qwerty and touch screen phones on the high end of the market.
ss, 09 Oct 2009No samsung I200(WinMo) comes for $150. CorbyTxt is $150. Both with same price. Sorry but I have a doubt for the price you gave. TXT is $108 at the launch. No i200 in my country but given the price you said about TXT, I should have my doubt too. Probably that $150 you said is the price now right? Wait for a year or two then TXT will be around $60. The best launch price for a Windows device I've seen in my country is $250+, usually much more than that.
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2009Not really. Smartphone doesn't cost the same to make as feature phone. Samsung has made millio... moreNo samsung I200(WinMo) comes for $150. CorbyTxt is $150. Both with same price.
COOOOLLLLL its like a cheap and bad rip off from BlackBerry.
so original samsung, and no symbian or windows(people doesn't microsoft has enough money already) .
note to samsung if your gonna steal then at least do it well!!!
ss, 08 Oct 2009Ya one in the millions but first in the line, since its cheapestNot really. Smartphone doesn't cost the same to make as feature phone. Samsung has made millions of both Symbian and Windows phone and you can have a look at the cheapest they can offer, more than twice the price of this phone. Smartphones need right processor power, battery capacity, memory, storage and all kind of other hardwares plus licence to the OS... That's how you've never seen a $100 Windows phone and you probably will never be.
ss, 07 Oct 2009Qwerty in this phone is useful only for texting, it is actually good for only those who like t... moreIf it has Symbian or Windows then it's like millions of other phones out there. Use your brain my friend.
ss, 05 Oct 2009it is not just over $100, it is $150It's $108 in my country, and that's MRSP. You're gonna get them cheaper at the stores, by a few dollars.
Qwerty in this phone is useful only for texting, it is actually good for only those who like to do lot of texting. But a qwerty keyboard should not be limited to only texting, it should be used for gaming, it makes gaming in mobile phones easier and various purpose like for e-mail etc. But unfortunately this phone lacks support for gaming as it has only Java.
It would have been better if it had a Symbian or a Windows OS.
Eagle, 25 Sep 2009Does it really have only 176x144 display ? For a 2.2 inch screen this is a very very low resol... moreTrue, but for the price just over $100 for a QWERTY keyboard equipped phone, it should be expected. Beside, there are quite a lot of great phones with with 128x160 resolution on 2.0 inches screen (roughly equal to 144x176 on 2.2 inches), for example Samsung E250, and they are selling like hot cakes, this phone should do great too.
mog, 01 Oct 2009this will never beat a blackberry :(at its price aroun 7 - 8k it doesnt need to...lol
Does it really have only 176x144 display ? For a 2.2 inch screen this is a very very low resolution, small fonts and pictures will be seen very poor in that phone.
Seems it has an error: Wi-Fi and 3G aren't available on this one, right?
Punkguy, 24 Sep 2009No touchscreen? No operating system? What d hel dis is? Then wats d need of qwerty keyboard in... morehey punk i guess u hve a very small mind hahahah... qwerty is fr those who really like to type fast and love to chat wth frnds on mobile.... so wht the hell u need a os, or anythng else.. grt wrk samsung fr ths young qwerty phn.. wwwwwoooooooooooowwwwww...........
No touchscreen? No operating system? What d hel dis is? Then wats d need of qwerty keyboard in a non-smartfone?