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Samsung SGH-i677 will follow in footstep and be a portrait QWERTY WP7 Mango device?

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Jul 2011, 11:56

Considering that another unannounced Samsung Windows Phone 7 handset has been spotted, the SGH-i677, one can assume that it’ll offer some kind of portrait style QWERTY keyboard seeing that previous devices...

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posted on 27 Jul 2011, 13:34 1

1. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Okay- THIS has me excited. I had a Samsung Blackjack, and oh yes- it was a horrid phone. But, Samsung wasn't turning out great devices back then and Windows Mobile was a pain in the left butt-check.

But, with Samsung going NUTS with really, really high quality devices and W7 being a night-and-day improvement to WinMo, this handset could really fall into the "whole package" for someone like me who likes a portrait slider. Give it a close to 4" screen, make the handset wide enough to give room for the keypad (best example- Motorola Karma QA1 width as opposed to the Propel, whitch is the mark-up here. That Karma is STILL one of my favorite phones I have ever used) and I am preordering.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 18:55

3. junglejoe (unregistered)

why not the BB torch?

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 22:09

5. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Hey, I like the Torch. Could live with a Torch rip-off from Samsung running W7. In other posts, I have said the Torch would be the only Blackberry I would grab. But RIM would have to improve a lot in the software to compete. My opinion.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 17:11

2. hepresearch (unregistered)

Well, the Blackjack/II/Jack were some of the better WinMo phones, even though WinMo was disgusting compared to other OS's, in my opinion. WP7 with its modern touch UI features, combined with classic-style Samsung hardware configuration, could be a real hit for some folks. Depending on how it turns out (and if I can ever find a way to make some actual money), I could be open to such a device. I spend alot of time on here talking tough about the newer smartphone platforms, which I tend to dislike, but I have to admit they work in their own ways. Symbian is gone, and I am just going to have to suck it up. A widened Propel Pro design type (sliding QWERTY, with wider, more tactile keys), with a 3.5" touch screen minimum but not much larger, would be intriguing to me, and might manage to sway me to the Samsung/WP7 combination...

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 22:15

6. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

I can tell from your other posts that you are a strong Symbian fan. Kinda stinks. I hope Nokia revives it to some degree just for loyal fan. But W7 is a great platform. Maybe Blackberry is a good option?

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