Cingular and Samsung have finally released the SGH-i607 BlackJack Smartphone in time for the holiday season and to have it in the race along side the Motorola Q and the Dash. The Blackjack fills a void for mobile phone users in the US with a Smartphone that has supports GSM along with EDGE / UMTS / HSDPA. The phone also supports Bluetooth, but unfortunately is without any built in WiFi support.
This phone comes with a slightly awkward looking QWERTY keyboard, a 320×240 screen resolution and a built in 1.3-megapixal camera. The Blackjack weighs in at only 3.5 ounces and is about a half an inch thick. The included battery gives it 5.5 hours of talk time and up to 11 days of standby, which is a nice jab to it’s main competitor the Q, which has some shorter battery life specs. There is also handy SD card expansion slot included and the phone runs on the Windows Mobile based OS.
The Cingular BlackJack looks like it is a good option for business use, especially for the business traveler with the broad voice connection options. The Windows OS also makes it easy and familiar to use with those already familiar with Windows applications, and makes surfing the web and getting email a breeze. The price on this gadget also makes this a more affordable option compared to some devices with similar features, as Cingular is offering the BlackJack i607 for $199 with a service contract.