Today is the first day of CTIA Fall and the first news from California already appeared. Samsung and AT&T announced officially the BlackJack II
, which is expected to be available by the end of the year for $149.99 with a two-year contract and mail-in rebate. It has similar form-factor to its predecessor, with 2.4" landscape QVGA display and full QWERTY keyboard on the front side. It upgrades it with Windows Mobile 6 Standard (instead of 5), built-in GPS, 2-megapixel camera (instead of 1.3
) and tri-band UMTS/HSDPA which would allow for 3G global-roaming. The Samsung BlackJack II will be available in two color variants: slick black and red wine.