The Samsung Jet (aka S8000) has just been announced by Samsung USA, and the title of the press release is a bit offensive: “Samsung Jet – Smarter Than A Smartphone.” What exactly does that mean? Samsung says that the device supports multitasking and has Microsoft Exchange support baked in, but what about applications and an app store?
I am impressed by the 3.1 inch WVGA screen (800 x 480 pixels) that supports 16 million colors. Samsung seems to be the only manufacture out there trying to get OLED into as many devices as possible. I have no idea what their “Dolfin Web browser” is about, and I urge Samsung’s public relations people to take a look at how Apple, Sony Ericsson and Nokia write their press releases because no easy to find spec sheet makes me one disgruntled blogger.
Luckily Phone Arena has a prototype and has posted a preview! They’re happy the device has a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack and microUSB port, surprised to see the browser supporting Flash content, and genuinely think the device will do well if it is reasonably priced. Wish I could tell you when it will ship and how much it will cost, but only Samsung knows that and they’re not sharing the details.
Watch Phone Arena’s video preview below:
Any Samsung device owners actually use and like the TouchWiz UI? I don’t see the appeal, but then again I’ve been a Nokia man for a long time.