It would be nice if it would come along with an integrated touchscreen stylus pen.
tictoc, 12 Sep 2010£599.99 at Play, £488.79 At Handtec and £399.99 at King Of Gadgets thanks a lot TICTOC... I wonder when King Of Gadgets could deliver... this is pre-order....
actually last 2 months I was delaying the purchase of my next mobile, with a hope Beam could be released in Europe.... as I can see my hope is gone now.
can you advice me the website where I can order it ?
and what price ? where is it available ?
thanks & regards,
Can somebody tell me how much is the beam as i have checked every possible website but nothing about prices came up. And where is the best place to get one (i live in uk) starhub is one option but theres nothing about the phone there, probably due to recall or short stock.
Simon, 12 Sep 2010Have not heard a thing about this recall for 2.2. Source? Oh, and just to add, i guessed that the recall was to fix the major freeze bug
Simon, 12 Sep 2010Have not heard a thing about this recall for 2.2. Source? Hey for the recall bit, that info was from starhub personnel and samsung hotline.
Date of release after recall is via samsung hotline.
for queries bout the phone, you can call samsung sg
according to samsung, all phones currently in stock have been rEcalled to do os upgrade (2.2). Probably fixing the bugs...
Shld be out by early october.
I v just ordered mine on-line (a website in Singapore) I ve used Chinese projector phones the last year and was very happy with one of them but they all have a lack of softwares and features (No winMo, Android...). I am a fan of Samsung products (especially the MBP200 pico projector, it s been almost 2 years and still an amazing product) whatever once i get the Beam, I ll post my review hoping I will have one with no bad firmware. Take care ;-)))
Simon, 11 Sep 2010Hi David
I was referring to the stock battery, after market battery will be anyone's game h... moreHi Simon,
Do you know anything about the Freeze screen after the new firmware (PDA: I8520dxjh1 csc: I8520STHJH1) was installed? Im worried about trying the lock pattern after getting it back with the firmware update.
I was referring to the stock battery, after market battery will be anyone's game hehe.
But yeah if all you are interested in is the battery than Beam wouldn't be right for you.
But anyway if you opt for the Desire then why not the Galaxy S, I'm sure there will be after market battery for the Galaxy S too. It has a better bigger screen, cpu, gpu (literally 300% better gpu?). Pretty sure if you are into gaming then these factors are pretty crucial :)
First of all Simon, thanks for responding to our questions especially mine.
I have to correct one thing you said, the Beam doesn't have strongest battery. Although it is up there. You can get an extended battery for the HTC Desire 3200 MAH. Somebody used it for I think 8 days without a charge in between. If you google search
htc desire mugen 3200 battery, you will see what I am on about. Also HTC Desire provide another extended battery if you google search Seidio Innocell htc desire. Why I mention is because some people who will not get the Beam may opt for the Desire. Also these extended batteries are much better than the one supplied with the phone.
I am no longer getting the Beam. I am just no longer interested. I did seriously consider getting the iphone 4 but the price and other issues such as no SD card, the micro SIM (stupid idea), only getting apps from Apple put me off it. I like Android and will the Desire. It is faster than the Beam at 1GHZ processing speed and much better looking. I don't need the projector at all and was only interested due to its beast of a battery. However the extended battery issues are solved with the Desire now. The price on amazon UK is very good too IMO.
I don't know if this will be released in Europe (London, UK) where I live. The Desire is readily available too.
David, London, UK, 10 Sep 2010Hi Simon,
Thanks for getting back to us. As you have a rare breed mobile phone, be prepared... moreHey people, ill try and answer most of the questions:
@Tired of Waiting - Unless you are in Korea you are out of luck. Korea has a variation of Beam that is white colored with similar specs. Atm Samsung phone is focus entirely on the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Tab. Perhaps an eventual international release but by then the hardware in the Beam will be obsolete. And by the looks of thing they will rather develop a successor to Galaxy S/ Tab which is selling more than like 1000x more than the Beam. Eg you must import it from SIngapore! You are in luck however as the newest batch of Beam are free from the stuck screen issues due to the latest firmware.
@ ppl buying Beam - By reasoning if you want to get the beam, make sure you are getting it for the Projector, 8MP camera, Camera flash, 1800 mAh battery and the Sound Engine. Basically these are the only factors above the Galaxy S. Otherwise everything else the Galaxy S just do much better.
@ vince - if you want the Beam you will need to import it. End of story. Btw I am in NZ and i imported it on the 2nd week :p
@ david london - The phone was easily overclocked with no flashing. Basically two apps was used. 1 app for rooting and one app for on the fly overclocking. Can be done in minutes. There's a thread on hardwarezone sg where I posted the instructions.
Stable at 900mhz means it is stable to do everything :). I had it reboot, freezing when i was testing the higher mhz with not enough voltage. But that is common for overclocking.
The battery is the biggest in the industry at 1800 mAh. Obviously at only 3.7'' and running at stock 720mhz the battery life will be very good in comparison to say Galaxy S running at 1ghz with 4'' screen and a much smaller battery. It will most likely dominate every android phone on the market in terms of battery usage. Even iphone4 I reckon. It can project continuously for 3hours! That light on there is like 9lumens max? That's huge for a phone. I use the projector intensively so i charge everyday. But eg today I was out for 8-9 hours, did some texting, 3g browsing, downloading and had 65% at the end of it.
Im based in New Zealand. I ordered through a mobile shop online who are based in Singapore. Delivery was quick. 3-5 working days I recalled. Service was ok.
In comparison to the N8. You will be getting the Beam for its superior Battery life, Projector and the Android OS. If you are not getting it for these 3 reasons alone then N8 will be your better choice.
Massive mobile gamer as in a true gamer or only those who play phone only games? Because the android system can run easily games from nes,genesis,psx,gameboy,snes, neo geo and etc. How do you feel about ripping out the phone and playing a game of pokemon emerald and street fighter 2 turbo?
for PSX games however, atm only the SGS can really run the game smoothly. Due to its superior SGX540 graphics chip.
I dun really play phone games, so iphone specific games dun appeal to me at all. I play real console stuff like Street fighters, pokemon, final fantasy, super marioland on my android instead :p
Samsung pls let us know if this phone would be released internationally. I have been waiting for this phone since it was announced. if this wont make it to other markets, ill look elsewhere
Simon, 10 Sep 2010Hi Guys I am back now with my beam fixed. I overclocked and left it at about 900mhz atm, 1g... moreNow that it's fixed, have you tried using the Lock Pattern on it? Mine got fixed too (Android Screen freeze). Im on the new firmware (PDA:I8520DXJH1 CSC:I8520STHJH1). Is that your firmware too? (Dial *#1234# to find out)WHy did you send yours in for repair?