The Samsung Juke has one of the most unique designs we've seen on a cell phone. With its skinny dimensions and swivel design, the Juke swings open almost like a switchblade. Though we like its spun-metal mechanical scroll wheel, we're not too thrilled by the slick keypad and the Juke's poor feature set. Yes, the Juke does come with a built-in music player and a simple VGA camera, but unlike a lot of other Verizon music phones, the Juke does not come with EV-DO or, most importantly, access to V Cast Music. Sure, you can just upload … Read more
Yes, you read that right. After what seemed like ages (heck, this video shown here was taken way back at CES 2007), Verizon Wireless today officially announced the availability of the Samsung SCH-i760 smartphone.
A bigger, badder version of the Samsung BlackJack, this Windows Mobile 6 (Professional Edition) device adds a slide-out QWERTY keyboard with an external dial pad, a touch screen, and integrated Wi-Fi. If that weren't enough, it also serves up EV-DO, Verizon's V Cast services, Bluetooth with A2DP support, and a 1.3-megapixel camera.
Of course, all this goodness comes with a cost. The i760, … Read more
Some of us at Crave are really looking forward to next year's Beijing Olympics--not because we're huge fans of the pommel horse, but because we're so tired of Samsung trying to figure out what phones it wants to dedicate to the event.
First the company announced its plans this summer for not one but three commemorative handsets, setting the stage for inevitable confusion. Then it sprang a gold version on us. Now, according to Ubergizmo, the company has issued yet another set of photos for the 18k Gold Edition of its AnyCall E848 handset. The quad-band GSM … Read more
Ever wondered if the phone you're using is the real thang? No one wants to be a victim of an exploding counterfeit charger. Here's what some manufacturers advise for consumers purchasing a new handset.
SamsungAlways purchase devices or accessories from authorized Samsung dealers. All Samsung devices and accessories come in a sealed, high-quality box with a holographic Samsung sticker on the front. There should also be Samsung branding and a model number on the headset and a product certification sticker on the charger. Customers should always insist on a receipt and proof of purchase at the point … Read more
Okay, let's get to the most asked question about this Samsung G600 I just got: 5.0 megapixels is great, but does that mean you can leave your digital camera at home?
For me, yes, but it all boils down to how perfect you need your shots to be. There's no question the pictures are high quality. The built-in flash and auto-focus make you feel like Annie Liebowitz, but you won't quite be shooting at her level! However, it is better than any other cell phone's pictures I've every seen, so my Coolpix is done … Read more
How about 5 megapixels of camera in a 2.2-inch cell phone? That's quite a trick.
And after using the Samsung G600 for just a day, I already want to alert you: this is one you should check out.
It's certainly not as much of a style cell (such as the iPhone or the Prada phone) but its black/gray casing shows class. And yes, I admit my proclivity to sliders (this one is smooth as silk). But it's just got the right feel. Not too heavy, but not so light as to feel cheap. Music sounds … Read more
Earlier this week when we spotted the SGH-T639 under the T-Mobile section of Samsung's Web site, we were a bit confused. The SGH-T639, which looks a lot like the Samsung Hue, is rumored to be T-Mobile's first 3G phone, but we weren't expecting to see it until after T-Mobile had announced a 3G network. And since T-Mobile has yet to do that, we were left a little perplexed.
Update--Vizio stunned the consumer electronics world when it became the No. 1 seller of flat-panel TVs in North America.
But it may be only a temporary victory.
During the second quarter, Costco and Sam's Club, the two primary retailers of Vizio TVs, asked the company for more TVs than normal to increase their own inventories, according to a Vizio spokesman. The store chains typically had been carrying one to two weeks of inventory. They requested that the inventory be increased to three to four weeks. (Costco, by the way, declined to comment.)
As a result, Vizio experienced a sudden … Read more
A burning mystery has finally been solved. It's been seven long months since we first learned of Beyonce's Samsung marketing deal after paparrazi caught her filming a commercial in New York. We knew that she was featuring a mobile phone but couldn't tell which one it was.
But relief came our way this morning when the company announced Beyonce's limited-edition handset (PDF) and released photos of said phone, which intrepid Craver Kent German immediately identified as Samsung's UpStage SPH-M620. The burgendy and gold "B'Phone," as it's been christened, has many standard … Read more
Its gangly, mutant appearance frightened fellow Craver Mike Yamamoto last year when he spied Samsung's ultramobile PC with a fold-out keyboard, but I've been pining for this odd duck of a UMPC to reach the U.S.
I'm not sure I'd buy one (pricing is still unknown, for one thing), but I'd certainly like the chance to review it to get a sense of its overall operation. Folding and unfolding it may become cumbersome while on the go, but I still like the idea of pairing a tiny, 5-inch UMPC with a full-size keyboard. UMPCs … Read more