Samsung BEATb Preview

Software:

When we are talking about the software of a non-smartphone by Samsung, there rarely are any huge differences compared to the one of previous models. BEATb is not an exception and you’ll also have menu transition like in Soulb for example. However, the nice theme creating option is not present here. Since BEATb is music-oriented we’ll discuss the music options.




The music player interface has not seen any major changes and only small improvements, related to its options. You can still sort your tunes by a few criteria, but there is a new Music auto off function. As you can guess from its name, it stops the music after a specific period of time (similar to Sleep mode in TVs), but the values are preset. We don’t think this is a very handy function, unless of course, you like falling asleep while listening to music.


Shazam’s Find Music is track recognition software, which works on the same principle as Sony Ericsson’s TrackID. Imagine that you are in a club and you want to know the name of the song the DJ is playing. Start the software and it will record 10 seconds of the tune, send it to a server and get results.

Shake the phone to the left or right and you’ll jump to the previous/next song. This is only one of the functions of Motion Play, because by turning the phone facedown or tapping it, you can pause/play a track or stop the sound, similar to Nokia Arte. These sound very cool but unfortunately, they are not present in our prototype preview unit.

Samsung BEATb looks promising, but we’ll give you our final opinion as soon as we test a final unit and review it.

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BEATb
  • Display 2.0" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.045 GB
  • Battery 800 mAh(5.00h talk time)

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