The D600 is out on the 11th September from O2 (D600e out nearer December). Fact. I work in the o2 shop and I have got my hands on one early, I picked it up today :D as I stock has been delivered to all o2 stores. Its a cracking peice of kit. The phone is only in black and silver from O2, I have not seen the red version as we do not sell it. Camera is second to none, comes with 64Mb trans-flash. Its great sound via dual speakers. Looks great on an external screen. Sstill has 3 built in games (same as D500). Also there are more bluetooth spaces than the D500. Quite simply this phone is superb. Any questions just ask!
Picsel Viewer. The presence of this function is one of the main strengths of the model. Only PDAs, some Motorola (Motorola A780) and Panasonic models could have boasted with the function till today (mainly Sony models). The technology will be mass used with its implementation by Samsung, and the first GSM-product is the D600.
To describe shortly, Picsel Viewer is an application that is capable of opening MS Office files (for instance, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat (PDF), graphical and video formats on the phone. All the pressure of the technology is its fast action, opening a 20 MB PDF file will take about a couple of seconds, then you can quickly scroll pages, scale them, rotate. No editing capabilities, only viewing, but that is enough sometimes, especially considering there is no need in extra converting for the mobile phone. The function will have great success, since it can work on various devices, operating systems giving high operating speed. We are likely to see a Picsel Messanger function in the end of this year - all the types of communication from MMS to mail client supporting any attachments (the size will be limited by a manufacturer of a mobile device depending on its characteristics
Samsung D500 differences from Samsung D600
There are many differences and, hence, let's have a short view of them to have a general notion of the question.
Hardware changes include:
Higher screen resolution, QVGA
TransFlash expansion slot, hot change
Two stereo loudspeakers
Bluetooth stereo (now there is no own headset, we failed checking the work with the Nokia model)
Bluetooth mistakes are corrected, better compatibility, stable work
TV Out function is present (details about it below)
The main software changes are:
Working with a memory card from all the menus (file manager, transfer files from one memory to another)
SVG support, one of the menu view is based on it
Picsel Viewer - view all the office documents from the internal memory with no need to convert them (there are all the MS Office files, PDF, and some graphical formats)
Video files as a screen saver, video may be assigned to user in the phone book (the function is announced, though is not realized still)
And about the functions currently absent in the phone but still desired. Similarly to the D500 and the D500E, EDGE supporting device is expected, letter "E" will be assigned to it. The company sees no need in EDGE on the market and thus doesn't hurry to integrate it into all its devices. And correspondingly the D500 situation will repeat, I'd like to remind EDGE support is achieved by hardware means and no programs can provide it.
Unfortunately, voice dialing is absent. The function is announced and is most likely to be implemented similarly to the E620. That is a dialing system independent from the pronunciation, its detailed description is given in the E620 review, I recommend appealing to the material. Unfortunately, the company plans no realization of any other language modules except for the English, since it sees no potential demand on the market. There is no voice dialing still, and thus we won't discuss it.
The processor equals to the ones for the last company model line, here it is ARM9TDMI with 104 MHz clock rate. Operating system is RTK-E. The polyphony is 64-tones; the max midi-file size forms 300 KB, no limits for mp3 files. Sound and video may be both active.
Java CLDC 1.1 MIDP 2.0 with 16-bit per a pixel are supported. Also JSR-75 File API, JSR-120 WMA 1.1, JSR-135 MMAPI, JSR-184 Mobile 3D (software realization) are provided. About 2.2 MB of memory are kept for Java, 900 KB are taken by the virtual machine, 1.3 MB are for images. Max application size forms 50 KB. Totally 4 MB are provided for Java applications. There is no upload of Java-applications via a cable, Bluetooth, only using wap. Received applications are saved in "Others" and can't
First, two colour solutions will be provided for the D600, and namely, black and titanic. The second colour is light, it is not as bright, but pleasant. Both bodies are hardly soiled, fingerprints are not well seen on the black body, though are notable on the screen. Like the D500, the device is normally soiled by fingers.
The first change, that is striking is the screen size. Physically the screen got slightly larger, and if in the D500 that is 30x38 mm, then the D600 has a 31x41 mm one. The feeling of a larger screen is formed by a couple of extra mm in height, a bit different display position and its edging. Thus, having practically not enlarged the physical size of the screen, the company increased the resolution from 176x220 to 240x320 pixels (QVGA with a 2" diagonal, TFT). Three are few models with similar in characteristics screens, only Sharp models come to mind. The screen chroma forms 262K, which is typical of today phones. The picture is saturated, looks well and vivid. The colours are changed smoothly, this and small grain give high clearness of an image. Today the screen is one of the best in its class, it has no slider rivals.
In October 2004 Samsung announced its D500 which has become the basis for the majority of middle and high-end today models. As a device of a new class, it absorbed several innovations at the same time, and namely they are Bluetooth, 1.3 MP camera, much memory, a screen with perfect characteristics and an unusual slider form-factor. Software also has been changed, unlike the previous models the interface improved, new capabilities appeared. The Samsung D500 became a qualitative leap ahead and came alongside the best products by other manufacturers announced before. And there were no rivals for this device in this form-factor.
And thus the continuation of the device, the D600, shortly displayed at CeBIT in March 2005 attracted even more interest. On the one hand the set of differences was only quantitative (this or that characteristic was better), but in actual fact many changes were carried out including software ones. It's impossible to call the D600 an event of the same level as the D500; this is eliminating errors in some kind, the improvement of the existent phone functionality. Taking into account, the D500 provided with a long list of characteristics, it only was necessary to increase them and get the leader. The model that will dominate on the market till the end of 2005. And the question was completely solved.
any chance you can give us the open and closed dimensions of this beauty?
over 8000 votes over 1000 opinions this phone will take over the market
I work for 02 and when we take on new phones they go through a testing process months before release. The D600 isnt even on our list yet! What are you playing at Samsung!
guess this is the 1st cell phone that has already 1000++ opinionsss posted while it's still "coming soon". hey beauty, when will u be available? lotz of ppl are waiting eagerly for u~ right guys??
Samsung GSM dept have creating latest model every month like
SGH E700 (gain market share)
SGH D410 (loss market share)
SGH E800 ( medium market share)
SGH D500 (excellent & like through worldwide)
write now Samsung Leads Other Follows
Yeah, Podge is right! Apple didn't delay release of the Ipod Photo or Ipod Nano even though the Mini is selling better than ever. Some people can afford to get the best model in the range, but a lot can't. It makes perfect sense to have the cheaper d500 and the top of the range d600.
why does everyone keep saying that this phone is being delayed by the success of the d500? Samsung could easily have released the D500 and D600 at the same time, at different prices. The D600 is their flagship phone, the d500 is the mainstream phone. It's like Kodak, or Ipod, who have plenty of different models of simililar products, but with different features at different price tiers.
I guess the reason why it takes long time to be relesed that they had so much success in D500. D500 is still selling and haven't release in US yet (in my knowedge...) I saw some of the ads on Ebay selling D600 right now, I would like to know how they get it tho... I heard great things about the phone so I am still looking foward to get my hands on one of the D600 soon
this is such a gr8 fone but it's taking 4eva &a day- am due upgrade beg of oct &doubt if it will b available in South Africa- does anybody know when it's coming out?
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I by my phones at 'Bakker Dijk' in Alkmaar. the D600 will be available in week 38 there, they told me.
if this phone hasn't been released till yet...then hw come u own one...and also wots making u keep it on sale??aren't u satisfied wid it?? and ya if u hav one...can u jus let us kno bout hows the phone n all..its pros n cons..n whther the features evrybuddy is askin bout r REALLY present in it?..cz rest evrybuddy i guess r makin' guesses only
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