this phone's spec has now been chnaged. the hsdpa is now 3.6 not 7.2 and the camera is now a 3.2 not a 5.0. please update the info. thanks
Wow, those new specs blow, if this thing costs more than $400usd, its a freaking rip-off. The iphone will have it beat on all aspects.
With a high end phone like this why did they not go with a Quad-band phone? High end phones tend to be used by people who travel abroad. Having quad-band would seem to make sense.
This is not a shot just at Samsung. Many phone vendors are guilty of this. This phone along with an SE, and a couple LG's were all on my short list but all are tri-band ... that really made my list short :-(
Taken from offical press release from Vodafone Germany (the 1st country to receive the phone next month)!
Facts & figures on the new Samsung F700
Dimensions: 112 x 56 x 15.9 mm
Weight: 139 grams
Memory: 100 MB, flexible extension with MicroSD cards possible
Memory card: 4 GB MicroSD card
Display: 3.2 inch colour touchscreen display with 265,536 colours, 240 x 432 pixels
Supported networks: Triband GSM (900, 1,800 and 1,900 MHz), 3G, 3G broadband (HSDPA)
Data transmission: GPRS, EDGE, 3G, 3G broadband up to 3.6 Mbit/s
Interfaces: Bluetooth 2.0, USB
Camera: 3.0 mega pixels with auto focus
Internet: Internet browser, Vodafone live!
Additional features (selection): Video telephony, mobile TV (H.264), music downloads, QUERTY key pad, stereo bluetooth support
If you have any queries, please contact:
Bettina Donges, External Communications, T: +49 211 533-6654
Press hotline: +49 211 533-5500
DSStore - well I just checked the press release on the Smasung site dated Sept 26th and it clearly state a 3mp camera ... here is a quote from the release. See the third paragraph.
Seoul, Korea – September 13, 2007 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading mobile phone and telecommunication equipment provider announced the SGH-F700, an elegant phone for the European market with Vodafone, the world's largest mobile community. The phone was first introduced at 3GSM World Congress in February earlier this year and is expected to be available in Europe beginning early November. It delivers 3.6 Mbps data speeds under Vodafone's 3G broadband (HSDPA) network allowing users to experience fast access to the Internet and faster music downloads. With its intuitive touch screen technology, it allows users to navigate freely when using applications and menus.
The Samsung F700 aspires to be the easiest to use multimedia handset on the market with tender touch keypad and a surplus of multimedia functionalities. Samsung has applied its legendary expertise in human interface engineering and design to the Samsung F700, which boasts a full touch screen, touchpad interaction and QWERTY key pad.
Using the new F700, business and creative professionals are able to view content on a 3.2" stunning color display. The device features first class entertainment with a top-of-the-line auto focus 3 mega-pixel camera and 3.6 Mbps HSDPA capabilities, making it easier to watch videos, listen to songs, take high-quality photos, browse the Internet, or catch up on email while on the move. With a full QWERTY key pad that slides underneath the display, it will give users enhanced access to mobile e-mail and text messaging services.
Could any body who with first hand experience tell me what the soft ware on this phone is like. is it easy to us? how is the interfase with a PC. does it use Windows Mobile 6?
dam i just hope this battery life isn't as bad as most samsung! hope it's like sony ericsson battery now those last for awhile
I believe it will be 5MP not 3.2 like some are suggesting, this photo easily puts those arguments to rest. http://www.engadget.com/gallery/hands-on-with-samsungs-slick-sliding-glory-the-f700/187029/
It's a nice phone but the qwerty keyboard without the arrows u got on a normal keyboard up,left,down,right to use the Samsung menu it kinda dissapoints me. And do u have to touch the screen to pickup the phone everytime someone calls? that could be annoying too..
DSStore. Where is a link to info about this quadband version with wifi? I am interested to see if its true.
Tordrumguy: On Samsung's site it clearly says 5MP.. (http://www.samsung.com/nl/products/mobilephones/mobilephones/dsgh_f700.asp)
A samsung marketing exec says this phone will be coming out to North America as a quad band phone early 2008 with wifi.
Not sure why everyone is saying a 5MP camera...
Samsung press release as of Sept. 16, 2007 says it will have a 3MP camera