And You Thought The iPhone Was Cool

PC World has the full scoop on a smartphone / portable media player that's set to take on Apple's upcoming iPhone, the Samsung UpStage M620. This device has some rather unique features and an innovative design that's sure to spur some discussion.


"Unveiled in January at the Consumer Electronics Show, the UpStage is a candy bar-style handset that's less than half an inch thick and not much taller or wider than an iPod Nano. While other multimedia-friendly cell phones struggle to balance the sometimes-conflicting requirements of a conventional handset and a music or video player, the UpStage solves this quandary by putting phone functions on one side of the device and multimedia functions on the other."

For the short term, the UpStage looks to be a Sprint / Nextel only device, but that could change in time.

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