Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Samsung and Palm’s Offspring?

No, that’s not the Palm Centro with Windows Mobile. It’s Samsung’s latest offering in Europe and with a nod of approval from the FCC, we wouldn’t be surprised if it hit the other side of the pond as well.

Currently, it’s being billed as the Samsung C6620 and is listed as an exclusive phone to the Italian cellular provider TIM. Unlike the Epix, this phone doesn’t have a touchscreen, but it’s still a fully-capable smartphone running Windows Mobile 6.1. I’m guessing this could go to some of the other carriers as an alternative to AT&T’s exclusive Epix.

The inside’s pretty nice – basic but nice. The outside, like the Centro, is either love it or hate it. If you loved the design of the Centro, but you thought the keyboard was a little too cramped and hated the idea of using Palm’s antiquated OS, then this might just be the phone for you.

We’ll let you know as soon as we hear more about its stateside release. Until then, you’ll have to make do with the Palm Treo Pro.

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