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View Full Version : Samsung and AT&T Make the BlackJack II Official

Mike Temporale
10-24-2007, 02:30 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/patterson/7499/hands-on-with-samsungs-blackjack-ii' target='_blank'>http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/patterson/7499/hands-on-with-samsungs-blackjack-ii</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>&quot;Set to arrive later this year on AT&amp;T, the BlackJack II boasts glossier navigation keys than its predecessor, although it's slightly thicker to accommodate a higher-capacity, 1,700mAh battery (no word on exactly how much battery life we should expect from the II, however). Replacing the standard four-way navigational control is a jog wheel; it makes for faster scrolling around the BlackJack II's menus, although I often had to click rather than spin when trying to navigate horizontally, which was a bit annoying. Meanwhile, the keys on the QWERTY keypad were packed in a little too tightly for my taste; that said, the numeric dialing keys are now all grouped together, rather than arranged in an awkward &quot;W&quot; shape as they were on the original BlackJack.&quot;</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/500/spt/auto/1193188442.usr3.jpg" border="1" alt="" /></p><p>GPS appears to be the hot new thing as the new BlackJack from Samsung and AT&amp;T&nbsp;sports a built-in GPS, just like the new s730 from HTC.&nbsp;It appears that the&nbsp;person reviewing this device wasn't overly thrilled by the new BlackJack. At first I was a little concerned about that, but when I noticed the part about not liking the old&nbsp;number pad layout, I knew that we had different tastes.&nbsp; I'm all set to&nbsp;make this my next device.&nbsp; Or maybe I should get the i640 from Samsung. To many devices - it's getting hard to pick. &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>