Samsung Jack is the new BlackJack

Samsung Jack is the new BlackJack
AT&T and Samsung have just announced the Samsung Jack, succeeding to the spirit of the BlackJack series, known for its candybar form factor and front-facing QWERTY keyboard. The new handset has a slightly brushed up appearance to fit into today’s standards for a business-oriented phone that needs to be personable as well as highly functional. Looks like it has grown a bit bigger, although this gets easier to live with when you find out its features much faster 528MHz processor, greater amount of RAM, 256MB now and a new camera, capable of snapping shots at up to 3-megapixel. Unfortunately, the screen is just as big as before, measuring at 2.4 inches with a QVGA resolution.

As expected, the handset will be running Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard, but the cool thing is that users will have the chance to upgrade to the newer 6.5 version of the OS once it is released. Additional features that will surely come in handy are, of course, the Wi-Fi, A-GPS and the monstrous 1480mAh battery.

Expect the Samsung Jack i637 to hit AT&T stores at a price of $99.99 with a two-year service agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate, starting May 19.

Samsung Jack i637 Specifications

source: AT&T

Samsung Jack is the new BlackJack
Samsung Jack is the new BlackJack

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7 Comments

1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1976; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

screen looks a bit small

2. Astromanaught

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

If you cut the phone off at the D-pad and told me it was a new blackberry, i wouldnt besupprised. Sad to see the inovative D-pad go.. also whats that above the vanity mirror on the back? a giant black hole? or is that a flash? It almost looks like an IR sensor. samsungs previous two bar-style phones had at least a bit of uniqueness (the epix with the touch pad and the blackjack II with the spinning wheel) this one just seems like samsungs attempt to copy the blackberry and take no risks at all.

6. rbz275

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

looks like a speaker, for the ringers and such

3. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

no bad for 100bucks...

4. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

They ruined the blackjack.

5. Astromanaught

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

everything is ruined forever

7. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Is this a motorola Q? Hmmm.. I thought...wait...oh I see it its a samsung, really creative I couldnt tell the difference.

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