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Samsung BEATb Preview

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When we are talking about the software of a non-smartphone by Samsung, there rarely are any huge differences compared to the one of previous models. BEATb is not an exception and you’ll also have menu transition like in Soulb for example. However, the nice theme creating option is not present here. Since BEATb is music-oriented we’ll discuss the music options.

Homescreen - Samsung BEATb Preview
Main menu - Samsung BEATb Preview
Themes - Samsung BEATb Preview
Calendar - Samsung BEATb Preview

Homescreen

Main menu

Themes

Calendar


Music Player - Samsung BEATb Preview
Music Player - Samsung BEATb Preview
Music Player - Samsung BEATb Preview

Music Player



The music player interface has not seen any major changes and only small improvements, related to its options. You can still sort your tunes by a few criteria, but there is a new Music auto off function. As you can guess from its name, it stops the music after a specific period of time (similar to Sleep mode in TVs), but the values are preset. We don’t think this is a very handy function, unless of course, you like falling asleep while listening to music.



Shazam's Find Music - Samsung BEATb Preview
Shazam's Find Music - Samsung BEATb Preview

Shazam's Find Music


Shazam’s Find Music is track recognition software, which works on the same principle as Sony Ericsson’s TrackID. Imagine that you are in a club and you want to know the name of the song the DJ is playing. Start the software and it will record 10 seconds of the tune, send it to a server and get results.

Shake the phone to the left or right and you’ll jump to the previous/next song. This is only one of the functions of Motion Play, because by turning the phone facedown or tapping it, you can pause/play a track or stop the sound, similar to Nokia Arte. These sound very cool but unfortunately, they are not present in our prototype preview unit.

Samsung BEATb looks promising, but we’ll give you our final opinion as soon as we test a final unit and review it.

This is our preview based on a preproduction unit, expect the review soon.

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Display2.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (200 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.29 x 1.81 x 0.39 inches
(109 x 46 x 9.9 mm)
2.40 oz  (68 g)
Battery800 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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