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post #1 of 32 Old 11-28-2006, 4:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Samsung Blackjack

Anyone have one? Thoughts? Tips?

Did I just blow it buying a Win-phone?

My RAZR is finally dead and I had to pick up something new before a trip tomorrow.

Planned to grab another RAZR or maybe a SLVR, but fell absolutely in love with the form factor vs features of the Blackjack and made an uncharacteristic spur of the moment purchase.



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Re: Samsung Blackjack

Haven't used the Blackjack, but use it's design template (the Moto Q) and have been very happy.
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Re: Samsung Blackjack

It's very similar to the Q, which like most things of this nature, people either love or hate. The Q platform is a very basic, casual user-type of PDA/Smartphone unlike the Treo 700's. If you want a real pda/phone check out the Treo's (P for Palm OS or W for Windows OS). They offer far more options and functionality than the Q and I'm guessing the Blackjack.
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Re: Samsung Blackjack

Already a done deal.

I wanted a phone. #1 importance to me is size and weight. #2 is features. A very distant #3 is price (I don't pay for these things).

Because the size is so close to the RAZR closed, I just had to do it with all the added features. It's the about same width, actually a bit thinner, feels to be about the same weight, and only about 1 cm longer.

I don't think I'll use the web features too much, except for e-mail when I travel, but it'll be nice to have the ability to jump online to get some info if I'm lost or stuck in traffic or whatever.

I dunno, we'll see if I actually use the thing or not.

About the only downside I see is having to lock the phone when I put it in my pocket.



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Re: Samsung Blackjack

Ahhh. Sounds like you picked the right one then. Let us know how it works out.
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Re: Samsung Blackjack

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It's very similar to the Q, which like most things of this nature, people either love or hate. The Q platform is a very basic, casual user-type of PDA/Smartphone unlike the Treo 700's. If you want a real pda/phone check out the Treo's (P for Palm OS or W for Windows OS). They offer far more options and functionality than the Q and I'm guessing the Blackjack.
I own a Pocket PC based system that has a bigger screen, more upgrade/.option capability etc., etc. than the Q, but it is gathering dust sitting on my bookshelf. The Q has the easiest to setup OWA interface I have seen, and gets e-mail, tasks, calendar and contacts and honks on big attachment downloads (I suspect that's a function of the network though). If you want a pc, buy one, but if you want a phone that handles Outlook, the Q is a great device.

edit, just read LTL's last line. Use the damn holster and you don't have to lock it. The Qs stock plastic holster rules and buying an accessory case is a waste of money (and you'll still have to lock it when you squeeze it into the case).
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Re: Samsung Blackjack

Do you have Verizon for a provider? Their EVDO system is waaaaay faster than the 1X network....About 16 seconds for a 1 meg file compared to the 1X system of like 2.5 minutes for the same file.

The Q is nice but if you want to be able to edit files or like using a touch screen the Treo is better.
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Re: Samsung Blackjack

Cingular here.

Is it a hopeless cause to integrate freakin' Lotus Notes e-mail onto this phone?



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Re: Samsung Blackjack

The only Lotus I'm familiar with is usually found floating in a pond.
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I don't think I'll use the web features too much, except for e-mail when I travel, but it'll be nice to have the ability to jump online to get some info if I'm lost or stuck in traffic or whatever.
Whatever. I see lots of "wirelessly posted by..." in your future.
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Re: Samsung Blackjack

Does the blackjack do HDSPA/UMTS/WDCMA? Edge is just too damn slow for anything other than casual data usage IMO.

I'm about a month of use into my Q, and I concur with just about everything abtech has said... I tether it to my laptop and get wicked fast internet just about everywhere as well.
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Re: Samsung Blackjack

UMTS/HSDPA and Quad Band Edge/GPRS

Maybe I should've put more energy into getting a Q...we shall see.



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UMTS/HSDPA and Quad Band Edge/GPRS

Maybe I should've put more energy into getting a Q...we shall see.
have you actually found an area that has UMTS? It'll be cingular's first 3g capable system and will hopefully improve their call quality.

One question, can you turn on and off the UMTS side of the phone or is always on?
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have you actually found an area that has UMTS? It'll be cingular's first 3g capable system and will hopefully improve their call quality.

One question, can you turn on and off the UMTS side of the phone or is always on?
Improve their call quality? I've yet to hear anything better out of Verizon, Sprint, and Alltel.
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have you actually found an area that has UMTS? It'll be cingular's first 3g capable system and will hopefully improve their call quality.

One question, can you turn on and off the UMTS side of the phone or is always on?
About 15 miles south their BroadBand HSDPA coverage starts according to their map. It is also supposed to be good up in SJ...next time I'm up in SJ it will be a good test because their EDGE/GPRS coverage SUCKS up there.

Here in OC it's reading as on Edge, but it's notably faster with online content than my old RAZR was. Call quality has always been excellent here.

This phone has better speakers which helps too.

No idea if I can turn it off, I messed around in the settings for a second and it kept saying some restricted type message. But I don't know if I was doing the right thing, and the little "Quick Start" manual doesn't mention it.



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