Designed for the business user, Samsung’s SPH-i500 slim wireless device combines a flip-top phone with a Palm OS organizer for maximum productivity while on the road. The dual-band/tri-mode i500 offers wireless fast web access from any location for looking up stock quotes, flight schedules, and weather forecasts or using email and text messaging. The 160-x-240-pixel, 65,000-color touch screen enhances the web capabilities. The phone also offers speedy information retrieval with its web clipping service. This wireless phone’s 16 MB of memory provides plenty of room for downloaded information.
The included desktop holder offers easy battery charging and synchronizing with your desktop or laptop.
Powered by Palm OS 4.1, the PDA lets you run standard applications such as an Address Book, Date Book, and Expense Report. The i500 has Graffiti writing software and a special writing area for entering letters as well as several other text input methods. This organizer even hooks up to a compact, portable keyboard for almost PC-like data entry convenience. The i500 synchs up information with other IR devices or PCs and also comes with a cradle for PCs that don’t have an IR port.
Top phone features on the i500 include voice memo, voice-activated and four-digit calling, polyphonic ring tones, and vibrate mode.This smartphone is rated for up to 2.8 hours of talk time and 210 hours of standby time on a slim battery; 4.2 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby time on a regular battery; and 5.4 hours of talk time and 350 hours of standby time when using an extended battery.
The i500's features summarized:
Get two productivity tools in one compact wireless phone, and no compromise in functionality for convenience and style.
See the Web at high speed and in living color on the i500's vibrant touch-screen display.
Get quick access to flight schedules, directions, e-mail, stock quotes, weather, scores, entertainment listings and more.
Get plenty of room for storage with 16MB memory.
Palm OS 4.1 gives you the functionality you need to be more organized and productive.
Get quicker access to Palm OS applications using hotkeys.
Get Web information faster with Web-clipping capabilities.
Extend your phone's capabilities using powerful third-party Palm OS applications.
Multi-task with ease by using phone and Palm applications simultaneously.
Make easier and faster calls with voice-activated and four-digit dialing.
Take calls discreetly by switching to vibrate mode.
Collect your thoughts using the voice memo feature.
Use polyphonic and standard ring tones to create distinctive ringers.