Samsung announces iPhone rival - F700 is 5-megapixel beast

As we fall in love with the iPhone, and were sure the rest of the major manufacturers will follow suit and release similar devices. After we saw the KE850 Prada phone by LG (which by the way pretends predicessor fo the iPhone) here is also the version of a stylish touch-screen phone from the other Korean manufacturer, SamsungSGH-F700. What you can immediately notice is the large 440x240 pixels wide-screen and just the single key below it. But Samsung has prepared something to beat iPhone- the F700 has side-sliding full hardware QWERTY keyboard which willfor sure allow for fast typing. Another great improvement over the iPhone is the 5-megapixel camera resolution, which makes fun out of the iPhone's 2-megapixel resolution.

An unpleasant drawback is that the SGH-F700 is tri-band 900/1800/1900 MHz only, but it supports 2100 (European band) UMTS/HSDPA with speed up to 7.2Mbps.

Other features of the F700 include WAP 2.0 browser, Bluetooth, multimedia player including support for MPEG4/H.264 high-quality video and everything is navigated through Flash User Interface. The main drawback (except the tri-band only) when compared to the iPhone is the lack of hard drive (only microSD slot) and WiFi, as well as almost 40% thicker body.

via EngadgetMobile

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