Being an iPhone user, lack of Wi-Fi is HUGE. I wouldn't consider anything product without Wi-Fi as standard. I use it all the time, especially at cafes and in corporate lobbies. Being a Work-at-home Dad, I use Wi-Fi on my phone for email and internet as much as on my computer. Mobility is key.
you know what guys?? do you have any idea how this wi-fi works? Its not free and you can't say that you should find hot spot neither. as far as i know samsung employee built its design just for the style but not on software, hardware, nor OS. can't you see? its a phone not a laptop nor computer?! I just dissapointed for those people who want this phone to have a wi-fi? buy a computer for you to surf anywhere you want.
Yeah I'm the same, wi-fi would be nice but not essential for me. I'm never far from a PC so that won't stop me getting the phone, especially after reading the new review on this sites home page. I currently own the Armani and this is a great improvement, the operating system works really well and I love the 'widget' menus on the home screen.
I really don't get it why some people makes a big deal w/ wifi. I have an 8gb N95, with wifi, and guess what? I barely use it. When I am at a wifi zone cafe, I'd rather use my laptop than my phone to browse the web. Oh yes, I forgot to consider that not a lot of people can afford a laptop, so they have to settle with their phones to access the web. Personally, the most important extra features that I find really useful with celphones would be a good quality camera and an mp3 player. I could care less for wifi, I have my laptop =)
Seems a wonderful phone and I can't wait to buy it as my best search result till now.
Lack of Wi-Fi is a Uh-Oh! I agree, I hope some future updated version will include Wi-Fi.
Do you know what OS this phone is based on? Symbian? (Yes I have heared of 'TouchWiz' but is is TouchWiz a new OS or just some UI system based on some OS)
It has no Wlan, is that a bad thing? well, yes ofcourse it is, a phone with these capabilities sould have wifi. On the other hand, if you are going to to use the HSDPA (it would be a shame not to use it in this phone)than you don't really need the wifi. Mainly because there will be HSDPA available in most places where there is wifi.
(Ofcourse this will only be true for countries with complete 3G coverage and the proper subscriptions to use it.) I think I will have a go with this beautiful little handset.
I think this phone has no value because samsung team worked hard for this phone but without WLan its worthless !!! i think if it had wlan this phone was awsome !!! very much disappointed !!!!
if you look at all the comments, most have complaints about the lack of wifi.
is samsung this stupid not to realize this? not having wife will probably drop 50% of interest in this phone. what a shame!
is main menu in this fone customizable? are there themes present? it must have.
I have seen this phone and this is something totally different.A lot of new changes have been made with this software. Its a bit like the Iphone when it comes to the screen options as it allows you to drag dedictaed icons from the side of the screen to the center of the screen. This gives you teh advantage of not going into the menu all the time for applications.Menu layout is great and the touch part is cool to operate.I peroanlly think that this device will be a big hit in the market.
WIFI should be standard on all new phones nw, inparticular the f480. Im bloody disappointed!
higher capacity as in like micro sd cards that are sdhc, which is a slower but instead of the normal 2gb card it accepts 4 or 8gb at a normal speed in stead of a slower speed.
there is a 16gb prototype microsd called oobviously sdhc (secure digital high ccapacity)
if u are in a wifi hot spot, you can surf the net for free at high speed! ...and THAT ladies and gentlement, is the reason why we need WIFI capable phones!