Samsung Jet S8000 Preview
Devices with awesome multimedia capabilities have been all the rage in the mobile world lately. Samsung has taken over the competition with their blitzkrieg introduction of the OMNIA HD i8910i. Now the manufacturer needs to put a more affordable device on the table, since not everyone is willing to shell out an amount equal to the gross military spending of a small European democracy over such a thing as cell phone, even if this happens to be the ultimate move to watch the next Miss Universe contest with stunning quality. This is exactly the market niche Samsung is targeting with the Samsung Jet S8000, initially known as the Cubic. It comes with new version of the TouchWiz interface that is all about a 3D cube that, truth be told, brings the LG ARENA KM900 to mind the second you see it. Although it is not a smartphone, Samsung touts it to be smarter than one, with multitasking, Microsoft Exchange support and a fast 800MHz processor.Let´s go over its design and overall look first.
Even if the unit we have got our hands on is not a final, retail one, we simply must say this is one of the most polished pieces of workmanship by Samsung we have ever had the pleasure to behold. Most similar devices, i.e. ones with huge touch sensitive screens, tend to have rather nondescript faces with the only exception being the Samsung BEAT DJ M7600, due to its oddish overall shape. The front side of the Samsung Jet S8000 houses a beautiful 3.1-inch display with 16 mln colors and WVGA resolution, send and end buttons and a key with prismatic shape. The latter is used to enter the main menu, while holding it pressed calls up the multitasking interface on screen. It´s also half transparent and the particular way it reflects light is quite an eye catcher.
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back of the phone as well. There are these small, nicely looking, red-colored, light reflecting plates that create a curved-mirror kaleidoscope-like effect. Unfortunately they love dust and fingerprints even more than Megan Fox in the nude would attract paparazzi.
The good news is the Samsung Jet S8000 sports standard connectors only, which are both on its top – 3.5mm jack and microUSB port. The volume rocker is on its left hand side, while the screen lock and a double button are on the opposite – the part that is more protruding is actually the camera shutter and the second button that is almost flush with the surface brings the 3D cube on screen. We are going to tell you more about them and all the new things in the interface on the next page.