I have been chasing this phone for about a month now. I spoke to Carphone warehouse this morning, who have none in stock and dont know a release date (even tho website says today). Also t-mobile arent releasing this phone on their network. Unless anyone knows different??
Spoke to Carphonewarehouse and Mobiles.co.uk today about the release date. Neither of them had any idea about the release date and carphonewarehouse said their are none in stock and they dont have any movement in stock either.
I also rang O2 and they said that it would be on sale on the 28th of May. The phone will be free on a £35 p/m contract for 18 months based on a new order (not sure about upgrades). Play.com also has the phone ready for pre-order with an expected shipping date of 30/05/2008. So I am guessing it will be out at the end of the month
It looks like you will have to wait till the end of May. How pitiful is it that the iphone’s prices were given well before it was launched, whereas the Samsung F480 is due to be launched in a couple of weeks yet still so little information on pricing exists?!
i was talking about contract, thanks.
i just cant seem to find any pricing on it :-S
Guess i will wait until the end of may!
Are you talking about Sim free or contract prices for the Samsung F480? If you’re talking about contract, I know that the Samsung F480 will be similar in price to the Samsung Soul on the T Mobile network. For example, I recently spoke a T mobile advisor who informed me that on a 12 month contract on flext 25, the phone will cost roughly £149. Obviously on a 18 month contract, it will be much cheaper.
oh ok thank you, that is what i read on a website! do you know the sites with the prices for this phone?
Carphonewarehouse have not yet released this phone despite their website advertising the 19th of May as their release date. I spoke to them this morning and they confirmed this. As for other retailers stocking this phone, who knows...
The Samsung F480 has not been assigned to Vodafone alone. Even if you were to do a quick google search, you’d see that 02 are already citing prices for this phone on contract.
vodafone said it will be out 5-7th June. I heard it was a Vodafone only Phone.
so it's may, 19, which is said to b the hit-the-shelves day.. is f480 supposed do be available in stores now or what? it doesnt feel like anything's happening yet
I spoke to O2 in the UK this morning they confirmed they are expecting stock on the 26th May.
hey k1shaolin, where are you located when you said F480 will release end of May? I'm been waiting for couple months already here in Australia!!:-(
Eww- you’re upgrading on the Vodafone network!? God help you- get out whilst you can- their call plans suck! On the other hand, Vodafone's mobile broadband has the best coverage and speeds of up to 7.2mbps (which they expect to double at the end of this year!) whilst T Mobile and 3 are still on 1.8mbps and 2.8mbps.
I strongly advise you to wait for the Samsung F480 and not settle for the F490. The phone is greatly lacking in comparison to the F490! However, if you do opt for the F490, you may be able to take advantage of the 14 day/30 day cooling period/ Money back guarantee which sometimes comes with pones.
Yes, Robert, ‘equally proportioned’ is a more fitting word to describe the Samsung F480. The buttons on the F490 also look pretty cheap in comparison to that of the Samsung F480.
As for prices, it depends on who you’ll choose as a network provider. T Mobile will probably be the cheapest (if they plan on supplying this phone). 3 rarely stock descent high end phones, so don’t even go there...
And yes, fashion handsets are overpriced. I owned the Samsung X830 when it came out. Its selling point was it being a ‘fashion phone’ as it was a swivel phone, and so it cost me about £140 to purchase although its features didn’t surpass features on alternative ‘unfashionable’ phones.
**For those seeking the Sim free version of the Samsung F480 please note***
I’ve discovered Timtechs, a website which sell mainstream prices for low prices. It is a Canadian/ American based company but they can ship to the UK. Although the price for the Samsung F480 has not yet been disclosed, I was told by an assistant that the SIM free price would be similar to the price of the Samsung Soul (Samsung U900), which is about $509.95 USD, and so comes to about *£255*.
No exact price given
i just rang vodafone and they told me that it will not be released until July 4th, so a long wait i'm afraid. i'm due an upgrade now, should i get the F490 or should i wait. what do youy all think. a dilemma
it so cool mobile I like it.
Dose it have an answer machine like samsung usual phons ?
I'v called vodafone and they tell me that this phone will be released end of may. I'll be upgrading to this free of charge. Carphonewarehouse tell me they'll also be releasing this phone end of may. We'll just have to wait and see.
Samsung F480 is expected to hit the shelves on May 19th and - take our word - you might just want to wait until then before you fork out the cash on your next handset
Cheers for the 3-D view, that is very useful.
In terms of dimensions, the F490 is a particularly thin and long phone, where as, in my opinion, the F480 is much moer equally proportioned.
Also, a judge who sees a phone for ten minutes is no comparison to the real user who uses the phone on a daily basis. I know who's opinion I'd trust!!
I am still a bit concerned over the price, I can't see this being cheap, especially at first. Samsung's previous "flagship" touchscreen phone, the F490, was only released a month or two ago, and I doubt Samusung would want two equally priced, simialr phones about. I can only see the F480 being more expensive and the F490 being lowered in price slightly. However, I can only see people really choosing the F480; overall smaller dimensions, easier interface and better looking! However, I'm pretty certain that after 3-6months, the price will lower, particularly with the i900- which will be their new flagship device- albeit perhaps offered to a slightly different user.
Also, if the F480 is advertised as a "fashion" handset, this allows the company tto add about £100 onto the price! Not really fair I think?
****SEE THE 3D comparisons of the Samsung F480, F490 and i900*****
This really gives you a great feel for the sizes of different phones. For those who are focused on purchasing a compact phone, this is really helpful.
Just input the name of the device and their measurements (which I’ve posted a couple of post below this one) and you can get a real feel for the size of the phone.
The one in the link below compares the iphone to the Samsung 1900, Blackberry Pearl and F480.
I would advise to wait for the Nokia N96 and not purchase the N95. The N95 will be dated by the time the N96 will be released, which is not too long from now. The thing with Nokia is that they are constantly releasing successors of their current phones in such as short period of time that your phone becomes quickly dated.
However, if you do opt for the N95, make sure you get the version with the 8gb internal storage as the one with the memory card option is very faulty and has had *many* complaints.