Samsung Smartphones Middletown RI

Samsung offers a wide range of smartphones with differing capabilities and features to accommodate every smartphone users needs. Read through the following articles to learn more about Samsung smartphones and find local companies and providers who can help you find what you’re looking for.

Radioshack
(401) 846-3556
260 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI
 
Wal-Mart Connection Center
(401) 848-0736
199 Connell Hwy
Newport, RI
 
Cingular Wireless
(401) 541-7261
6670 Post Rd
East Greenwich, RI
 
M & K'S Wireless
(508) 672-6019
415 2nd St
Fall River, MA
 
Sprint Authorized Dealer
(508) 675-9997
502 S Main St
Fall River, MA
 
Grand Wireless
(401) 846-8600
199 Connell Hwy
Newport, RI
 
AT&T Mobility
(401) 884-2859
6670 Post Rd
North Kingstown, RI
 
Verizon Wireless Zone
(401) 886-8484
6639 Post Rd
North Kingstown, RI
 
Metro Pcs
(508) 674-8500
340 S Main St
Fall River, MA
 
Cingular Wireless
(508) 675-9227
85 Mariano Bishop Blvd
Fall River, MA
 

Samsung BlackJack II versus Motorola Q 9 Global

Samsung BlackJack II versus Motorola Q 9 Global

The BlackJack II and Moto Q 9 Global are two of the hottest smartphones on the market right now, and deciding between these two units can be a challenge. Let’s start by looking at the key differences on their spec sheets :

Samsung BlackJack II Moto Q Global

Point-by-point comparison

Size: The Q 9 is slightly taller and wider than the BlackJack, and both devices are about the same thickness when the standard battery is installed in the Q 9. With the extended battery, the Q 9 is significantly thicker and heavier, and feels quite bulky. The BlackJack II seemed to fit better in my hand, but for those with larger hands the Q 9 might be better.

Battery life: The extended battery does give the Q 9 a slight edge over the BlackJack II in battery life, but when using the standard battery, the BlackJack II lasts significantly longer than the Q 9.

The QWERTY keyboard: The keyboard on the Q 9 feels slightly higher quality and more satisfying, with individual keys spaced very effectively.

Performance: The faster processor in the Q 9 gave it a performance edge, and the GPS acquisition time was faster on the Q 9.

Display: The screen on the Q 9 is brighter and more vivid than on the BlackJack II.

Camera: The addition of the camera flash gives the Q 9 an additional edge.

Other hardware features: The BlackJack II has a rotary scroll wheel, but the Q 9 does not have a scroll wheel at all; the BlackJack II has a proprietary connectors, the Q 9 has a standard mini-USB port for charging and connectivity.

Pricing: Both devices are available from AT&T Wireless. At the time of this review, the Q 9 costs $149.99 and the BlackJack II costs $99.99 (with 2-year contracts after mail-in rebates).

Which device is better?

As for which device is better, it really comes down to what your needs and preferences are. If you like a slim, sexy design, the BlackJack II is the winner....

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Samsung SCH-i730 Pocket PC Phone Edition for Verizon

Samsung SCH-i730 Pocket PC Phone Edition for Verizon

My first impression after taking this device out of the box and hefting it was that it was one sexy unit with its slide out keyboard. I have gone on record elsewhere saying that I don’t like thumb keyboards for two reasons. One is that I think they are awkward and inefficient to use, and the other is that they take up space and extend the size of the unit or compromise screen size.

It seems to me that Samsung has ameliorated both of these objections. The vertically elongated keys are easier to strike without error than the usual small round ones, and the nifty slide out keyboard reduces the device dimensions.

With measurements of 5.2 x 2.8 x 0.6 inches, it has a relatively light weight of 5.5 ounces. Its 240 x 320 pixel 65K color TFT screen is huge by cell phone standards but small by Pocket PC standards, and I think a nice compromise for a multifunctional device.

There are many features to appreciate about this powerful convergent unit. One of my basic requirements for a Pocket PC Phone is that it not only have built-in Bluetooth, but also Wi-Fi, and the i730 has both. However, I discovered that you cannot run Wi-Fi and a phone conversation at the same time, which is unfortunate. It almost goes without saying that it offers infrared. This phone has EV-DO capability offered by Verizon, which is the fastest format for cell phone data transmission, a definite plus—but it’s only available in certain markets.

Because it’s a Pocket PC, it comes with Windows software that will not run on a Smartphone, such as Word, Excel. Software common to both platforms includes Internet Explorer, Messaging, MSN Messenger, Windows Media, Tasks, Contacts, and Calendar.

There are some unique programs bundled with this device. VoiceSignal allows you to make phone calls, find a contact, or run an application with voice commands. Sprite Backup, RingTone Manager, Remote Control, Picsel Browser, OBEX FTP are useful adjunct programs. Wireless Sync software transmits email, appointments, contacts, and tasks between handheld and desktop automatically, wirelessly.

One of the programmable buttons surrounding the navigation cluster on the front of the unit brings up a very nice launcher utility that displays battery life, gives instant access to settings, and enables screen rotation. There are four programmable buttons on the front and a green send and red end button along with a return to previous screen button.

Optionally, you can display a convenient device connection panel on the Today screen that enables handy access to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. By the way, I found a irreconcilable conflict between PocketPlus and the wireless applications. You must deactivate PocketPlus before invoking either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

The top of the device has an antenna with a pull-out whip, which seems a bit retro considering that many new devices fun...

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Samsung Windows Phone 7 Demo; Reviews and Demos of 4G Phones

Samsung Windows Phone 7 Demo; Reviews and Demos of 4G Phones

The big question is whether Microsoft will ever be able to catch up, given the popularity of the iPhone and the Android onslaught. This week we’ll look at the optimistic projection 30 million Windows Phone 7 devices will be sold in 2011. And I’ll point you to a demo of a forthcoming Samsung device running Windows Phone 7 and other related news. And We’ll also continue our look at the arrival of 4G data speeds for smartphones, including demos of the first phone that can take advantage of the new 4G network.

Sale of 30 Million Windows Phone 7 Devices Projected for 2011

According to MobileTechWorld , at a recent conference it was projected that 30 million Windows Phone 7 devices would be sold next year. Maybe. But what’s clear is that Microsoft is falling behind, and the new phones aren’t expected until December.

Meanwhile, Android is surging. Plus, the recently announced Google TV will run Android, as will some forthcoming iPad-like tablet computers. With Android quickly becoming the lingua franca of mobile gadgets, Microsoft has a real challenge — and apparently no plans for a Windows Phone 7 tablet.

The good news in all this is that Windows Phone 7, and the sneak peak offered by the Kin phones, appears to be a remarkable step forward.

Samsung’s Windows Phone 7

This device is an early prototype, and there’s little info available on it. Still, it’s encouraging to see a new device from a major manufacturer running the new Windows Phone 7 software.

You can read more on Engadget and see two videos by MobileTechWorld. The first is a demo video of the interface that gives you a good look at how Windows Phone 7 works — and it’s pretty snappy on this device. The second is a demo video of the Twin Blades game.

Also, WMExperts has posted a demo video of Ahead Project Manager for Windows Phone 7. It’s good to see that developers are intent on creating software for this new platform.

In addition, Engadget has posted a good summary of some highly detailed technical documents related to Windows Phone 7, offering such tidbits as 4GB maximum addressable RAM. If you want the nitty gritty, check this out.

Reviews and Demos of 4G Network Speeds

In last week’s column I gave a brief overview of the fourth-generation (4G) high-speed data networks being rolled out by the mobile carriers, giving you as much as 40 megabits per second (...

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