Samsung SGH-i600 Windows Mobile 6 ROM upgrade available

European owners of the Samsung SGH-i600 smartphones can now upgrade their devices with the latest version of the Windows Mobile OS. But, it’s not just Windows Mobile 6 that will appear on your i600 — the ROM update will also include the new version of Office Mobile which supports Office 2007 XML-based file formats, as well as Windows Live and Windows Live Messenger.

Samsung SGH-i600 Windows Mobile 6 ROM upgrade available

Unfortunately, at the moment, the upgrade is available only for users in Netherlands and Russia, with other localized versions (France, Germany, Italy and UK) to follow soon. Also on the bad side is the fact that in order to update your smartphone with Windows Mobile 6, you’ll need a PC with Windows XP and ActiveSync 4.x. So if you’ve already installed Vista, check out your colleague’s PC – he may still have the XP running on his machine.

At the end, we need to warn you NOT to try updating your Blackjack — even though the Samsung i600 is known as the European Blackjack, the radio parts in the two devices are different (i.e. BlackJack excludes WiFi and the front video calling camera). Finally, our source – the::unwired got the word that the upcoming i600s will be sold with Windows Mobile 6 pre-installed!

  • scatman

    any idea when the update will be available for the south african public?? ❓

  • bodhitree

    Samsung SA told me on Friday that the upgrade can be performed by Samsung service centres. No idea how much that will be. Why can’t Samsung adopt a common policy internationally?

  • cooljorick

    i have a i600 phone, but i dont know how to upgarde the phone. my phone version is i600UXXGG2. can anyone pls help me hoe to upgrade my phone.

  • shaun

    I bought a Samsung i600(in 2008),recently and cannot download any applications,concerning games,windows office and such.I did not even got a proper manual for my phone which cost me alot,taking other phones into account.Can someone plz,plz help me verify this problem?

  • Anthony

    I recently upgrade my SGH-I600 Samsung to WM6 only to find out that my windows vista machine does not recognize the SGH-I600 device. Also, when I power it on, it dislays Windows Mobile (WM6) and then vibrates for 8-9 secs and then automatically switches off. Is there anythiny I can do to fix this porblem?
    Model: SGH-I600
    FCC ID: A3LSGHI600

  • matt

    hi,my i600 has been infected by a virus.i cannot access the desktope area.when i switch it on,every thing is normal until when it tries to bring up the desktope,there the screen turns black,then comes on again.i downloaded a theme from some site and the problem began.

  • prince

    please i need help. i cannot download games and order files on my samsung sgh i600 phone.


    HI I USED S.G.H SAMSUNG I CANT DOWNLOAD if i want to put whatsap does;t want please help from south frica

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