The first time I came across info on the Samsung i780, I was instantly impressed. Here was a handy device with “everything” I could ask for in a phone: large display, QWERTY keyboard, touchscreen, 2.0 mega-pixel camera (no flash), and HSDPA clocked at 3.6mbps.
I used the device extensively for about 3 months, and I can say that it is a well-rounded device – and at a very good price too. There is little to fault with the i780. It is a business device that gets the job done.
If you do not fancy the optical trackpad (that controls an on-screen mouse), you’ve got the option of stylus plus touchscreen. Both work very well. But I must say that the trackpad is well implemented and I used it extensively, such that I hardly ever used the stylus in 3 months of my possession of the device.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional
Size and Weight: 115.9 x 61.3 x 12.9 mm. 120 gm
Display: TFT touchscreen. 65, 000 colors. 320 x 320 pixels
Processor: 32-bit Marvell PXA310 624 MHz processor
Data: GPRS, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA (3.6 Mbps)
Camera: 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels. Video recording
Memory: 150mb + microSD slot (none in retail box)
Connectivity: USB. Bluetooth
Text Input: QWERTY keyboard. Optical trackpad
Mesaging: SMS, MMS, EMail, Instant Messaging
Web Browser: Opera Mobile 8.65, Pocket Explorer
Others: Wi-Fi. Video call with secondary VGA videocall camera. Spare battery and External battery charger
MobiNaija Rating: 4/5
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.