We have seen it breeze through the FCC and make a recent appearance on an AT&T rebate sheet; now it is time for the Samsung Jack to get official from Samsung and AT&T. This successor to the popular Samsung Blackjack and Blackjack II will feature quad-band GSM, dual-band UMTS / HSDPA, front-facing QWERTY keyboard, 256 MB RAM, 3.2 megapixel camera with video-capture, microSDHC support, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) and aGPS with AT&T Navigator support. Also of note, the handset will launch with Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard but will be upgradeable to Windows Mobile 6.5 once it’s ready. Woo! The Jack will be available from AT&T starting May 19th and will debut for a mere $100 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a 2-year contract.
Ahhh, nothing says new upcoming handset like a good old gray-scale sketch. Our pals at the FCC just put their seal of approval on a brand-spanking-new 3G smartphone from Samsung bound for AT&T some time in the near future. While little is known about Sammy’s i637 for the time being, it’s probably a safe bet to assume we’re looking at a nice big touchscreen and maybe a button or three beneath it — a form factor the company has most certainly grown fond of in recent history. Here’s what we know:
- Windows Mobile
- Quad-band GSM, dual-band UMTS / HSDPA
- Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
- MediaFLO support (AT&T’s mobile TV service)
- Camera, unknown resolution
It’s nice to see AT&T line up another MediaFLO-ready handset as it continues to push the service to a wider audience. More info regarding the i637 surely isn’t far off at this point it could turn out to be a spiffy little smartphone.
[Via Cell Phone Signal]