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Kris Kumar
08-27-2005, 04:15 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://phonearena.com/htmls/Samsung-i300-featuring-3-GB-hard-drive-was-approved-by-FCC-article-a_663.html' target='_blank'>http://phonearena.com/htmls/Samsung-i300-featuring-3-GB-hard-drive-was-approved-by-FCC-article-a_663.html</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Samsung SGH-i300 was just approved by FCC. Earlier this year Samsung announced that the i300 would be available in Europe in Q3 2005. Since it now already has the FCC approval, it can also be sold in the US, too. Still, there is no official information about this. The SGH-i300 is a 3GB HDD embedded music smartphone running on Windows Mobile operating system. It is Plug-and-Play device which can act as a removable hard drive. Its storage can be extended by adding a T-Flash (microSD) card to it. The built-in hard drive can to store up to 1,000 music files which can be played through the stereo speakers, featuring 3D sound."</i><br /><br /> <img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Kris-aug05-samsungi300FCC.jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />I am sure there a lot of music lovers who have their eyes set on this Smartphone. :) And will be happy to know that the Samsung i300 has cleared the bureaucratic hurdle. The FCC test documents can be accessed over <a href="http://tinyurl.com/8pjdp">here</a> or by using the FCC <a href="https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/cf/eas/reports/GenericSearch.cfm">search</a> page with the grantee and product code as <i>"A3L"</i> and <i>"SGHI300"</i> respectively. I could not find the user manual and it seems like Samsung has requested a short term confindentiality.

Mike Temporale
08-27-2005, 05:28 PM
Woo Hoo!! I hope this makes its way to North America. Although, I am torn at the missing WiFi... I almost feel like I'm getting ripped off by it not having WiFi. :?

Kris Kumar
08-27-2005, 05:41 PM
I think WiFi for a music player device makes sense - fast sync and download from the music sites.

Kris Kumar
08-27-2005, 05:48 PM
Just in case any one is curious to see what the 3GB HDD looks like. :-)

http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Kris-aug05-samsungi300FCCHDD1.jpg
http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Kris-aug05-samsungi300FCCHDD2.jpg

The HDD is also visible in the internal shots of the Smartphone. Check out the left side of the lower picture.

http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Kris-aug05-samsungi300FCC.jpg

jfreiman
08-27-2005, 07:48 PM
Has it been confirmed anywhere that the i300 will be using the Windows 2005 or 2003SE operating system?

Mike Temporale
08-27-2005, 08:39 PM
Other than it being announced at the Windows Mobile 5.0 announcement - no. Of course, there was that review that showed it running WM2k3se which was after the WM 5.0 announcement. So.... Your guess is as good as mine. I wonder if it mentions it anywhere in the FCC documents. :?:

Jerry Raia
08-28-2005, 01:08 AM
Guys I hate to be a wet blanket here but do we really need a musical phone? Thats why I have an iPOD. :)

Mike Temporale
08-28-2005, 01:13 AM
Well, I would rather have the one device for this. I don't really care about multiple devices when it comes to Cameras and phones. However, I really enjoy using my Smartphone to listen to music. The more drive space it has the better. I like the way it will automatically pause the playback to answer an incoming call. :mrgreen:

Jerry Raia
08-28-2005, 01:17 AM
I understand, I just wonder what you have to give up for that.

ctmagnus
08-28-2005, 02:17 AM
I understand, I just wonder what you have to give up for that.

It's a 3GB drive, so at least a GB or two in your case ;)

Jerry Raia
08-28-2005, 02:48 AM
I understand, I just wonder what you have to give up for that.

It's a 3GB drive, so at least a GB or two in your case ;)

:lol: Well here is my thought. With the new slew of devices HOPEFULLY on the way I am on the verge of giving up the PPC device. I don't want to give up PPC features for a music player!

mathiaspettersson@msn.com
08-28-2005, 03:06 PM
I was lusting for this phone until I saw battery specs on http://www.mobile-review.com/review/samsung-i300-en.shtml

jfreiman
08-28-2005, 05:32 PM
I was lusting for this phone until I saw battery specs on http://www.mobile-review.com/review/samsung-i300-en.shtml

Well, the battery life in does look dismal, however, the unit reviewed is running Windows Mobile 2003SE - not 2005.

According to a Brighthand article on Persistant Storage,
http://www.brighthand.com/article/Persistent_Storage_--_It-s_a_Good_Thing?site=, the battery life might be doubled just by changing the OS version to 2005. In fact, depending on the amount of memory on the device it could potentially run longer than the MPx and nearly as long as the Hurricane.

So technically, the unit uses more power than the HTC hurrican and MPx, if the unit is released with Windows Mobile 2005 - it should stay on for around the same amount of time as the current gen of mobile phones.

mathiaspettersson@msn.com
08-29-2005, 06:37 AM
I don't get it, jfreiman. Both Windows Mobile 2003 for Smartphone and Windows Mobile 5.0 are designed for persistent storage. What's the difference?

jfreiman
08-29-2005, 08:24 AM
From what I understand from the article is that current 2003SE (and prior) versions of Windows Mobile saves battery life to protect programs and files from erasing/disapearing when the battery is drained.

On Windows Mobile 2005, the operating system no longer has to protect the programs and files from deletion because those files are stored in a type of ROM which does not need the batteries power to keep them from erasing.

The article suggests that Mobile 2005 devices could have more memory added to them without needing larger batteries, but it also means that Windows 2005 devices could have the same amount of RAM but have the battery "last longer."

Mike Temporale
08-29-2005, 10:45 AM
From what I understand from the article is that current 2003SE (and prior) versions of Windows Mobile saves battery life to protect programs and files from erasing/disapearing when the battery is drained.

This is true, however Smartphones have always had persistent storage. So, Microsoft is really just moving their Pocket PC line to be more like us. :mrgreen:

In the past, the Pocket PC was never really turned off. It was just a sleep/suspend mode. If you removed the battery or turned them off, you would loose your files. While onthe Smartphone, there was/is no sleep/suspend mode. If you turn off the phone, it's off and you don't loose your files.

As for the battery life issues, I would expect that's a pre-production issue. Hopefully they are addressed in the final release - like with a better battery. ;)