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Samsung BlackJack III review




Operating system
Windows Mobile
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.55"
Camera
2+ MP


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GSMArena

Samsung i780 is a neat and stylish PocketPC, which offers friendly handling and compact design given its full QWERTY keyboard and large display.

- GSMArena team, GSMArena
MobileBurn

The Samsung i780 is a really fantastic device. The form factor oozes with class and the list of features is spectacular considering the device's size. In my opinion, it's the device that gives you the biggest bang for your buck in the market right now. I doubt there is a similarly priced (it's being...

- Jin Khang Ong, MobileBurn


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Samsung released the BlackJack III on September 23, 2007.


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Samsung backs up the BlackJack III with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2.55"

The Samsung BlackJack III's screen size is 2.55 inches with 320 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a ARM920T processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Windows Mobile 6.0 operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
256 MB

Internal memory is 256 MB. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1480mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1480 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 16.5 days standby time.

BlackJack III Specs

Overview
Release date September 23, 2007
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Mobile 6.0

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Processor ARM920T
Internal Flash Memory 256 MB
RAM 128 MB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.51 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1480 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 16.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.6 x 6.1 x 1.3 cm (4.6 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 120 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 320 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.55 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type Optical pad, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps Windows Media Player
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SGH-i780

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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

A wonderful high-end QWERTY PocketPC

Samsung i780 is a neat and stylish PocketPC, which offers friendly handling and compact design given its full QWERTY keyboard and large display. Its proven PocketPC capabilities, rich application package and a handful of innovations will surely attract Windows Mobile users.

In the several days of testing Samsung i780 proved to be a worthy reinforcement to the company's QWERTY smart portfolio. We are quite pleased with the improvements Samsung i780 brings to the i series...

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Samsung i780 is a neat and stylish PocketPC, which offers friendly handling and compact design given its full QWERTY keyboard and large display. Its proven PocketPC capabilities, rich application package and a handful of innovations will surely attract Windows Mobile users.

In the several days of testing Samsung i780 proved to be a worthy reinforcement to the company's QWERTY smart portfolio. We are quite pleased with the improvements Samsung i780 brings to the i series.

It however managed to lose all of our affection with its poor compatibility with third party applications developed for 4:3 aspect ratio screens. After all, the huge availability of native third-party applications is one of the Windows Mobile best selling points. With Samsung i780 however it has the potential of becoming a huge source of frustration thanks to the constant game of trial-and-error.

We certainly hope that this might be a unit-specific problem (although we highly doubt it), as with all other things considered, Samsung i780 is a wonderful high-end QWERTY PocketPC, that had the potential of becoming a bestseller among smart devices.

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MobileBurn

Spectacular list of features considering the device's size

from MobileBurn

The Samsung i780 is a really fantastic device. The form factor oozes with class and the list of features is spectacular considering the device's size. In my opinion, it's the device that gives you the biggest bang for your buck in the market right now. I doubt there is a similarly priced (it's being sold in Malaysia and Singapore for about 530 USD without contract) device equipped with GPS, a full QWERTY keyboard, HSDPA, and packaged with a spare battery...

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The Samsung i780 is a really fantastic device. The form factor oozes with class and the list of features is spectacular considering the device's size. In my opinion, it's the device that gives you the biggest bang for your buck in the market right now. I doubt there is a similarly priced (it's being sold in Malaysia and Singapore for about 530 USD without contract) device equipped with GPS, a full QWERTY keyboard, HSDPA, and packaged with a spare battery!

The i780 with all its good looks and technology isn't all that perfect. The stiffness of its keyboard needs to be addressed by Samsung in future models and its optical joystick will either be loved or hated by its users. In fact, the optical joystick could be a deal breaker for some. However, if you can live with its quirky optical touchpad, then the i780 comes with a "Highly Recommended" rating from us, because no comparable device looks as good whilst still being packed to the brim with everything but the kitchen sink.

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