It's no Android
phone, but it's still pretty snazzy. Samsung
entry into the smartphone arena goes simply by "Jet," and it definitely
sports a motif that matches its label. Boasting a sleek, full
touchscreen design, the Jet is said to be "smarter than a smartphone."
Samsung has included a multi-task manager and support for Microsoft
Exchange ActiveSync, and the interface is the company's own TouchWiz.
As for specifications, you'll find a 3.1" WVGA AMOLED display, which
will supposedly outshine even the display in Apple's iPhone and the
T-Mobile G1. The WVGA resolution also provides loads of screen real
estate, and the 800MHz processor makes the iPhone 3G S look like just
another fast smartphone. Indeed, Samsung claims that the Jet is the
"fastest full touch handset on the market today."
The TouchWiz interface is edition 2.0, bringing along new features such
as motion UI, smart unlock, and a customizable widget screen. The
included Doffin Internet browser probably isn't as savvy as the Safari
browser on the iPhone, but it doesn't sound too bad. It supports up to
five total Web pages at a time, and there's even a built in ad-blocker,
multiple downloading and background downloading feature, and
multi-purpose address field. There's also a 5MP camera, built-in GPS,
DNSe & SRS Sound Effect technology and DivX/XviD video suppor.
Finally, Samsung tosses in Bluetooth 2.1, a microUSB port, a multimedia
player, 2GB or 8GB of memory, a microSD slot, 3G, video recording, and
up to 492 minutes of talk time (in 2G). There's no information yet on
price, but we don't expect it to sell itself short in any way.