The FCC approved Samsung SGH-i610 a tri-band (900/1800/1900 MHz) GSM phone supporting UMTS 2100 MHz band, which is the frequency used for 3G in Europe and Asia; for non-3G areas, it supports GPRS and EDGE. The phone resembles the D830 in design but its 2-megapixel auto-focus camera is located on the back. What's extraordinary is seen when the phone is opened it has SureType QWERTY keyboard for faster text input and runs on Windows Mobile for Smartphones operating system, which makes it Samsung's first 3G smartphone, and their first clamshell phone running on Windows Mobile. The SGH-i610 supports Bluetooth, but unfortunately lacks Wi-Fi.
Still there is no official announcement of the i610, but as it is tri-band (European plus part of US frequencies) we believe that it won't be sold in the US. We hope Samsung will prepare a US version of it later, though.