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Old 02-27-2003, 09:27 PM
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Default Psst....Neo, is That a Smartphone You're Holding?

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://news.com.com/2009-1088-984352.html?tag=lh#10' target='_blank'>http://news.com.com/2009-1088-98435....html?tag=lh#10</a><br /><br /></div>"Samsung may be poised to introduce a new cell phone related to "The Matrix Reloaded," the sequel to the popular "Matrix" movie scheduled for U.S. Release May 15. Curious readers can submit their e-mail addresses to receive additional information at <a href="www.thematrixphone.com">www.thematrixphone.com</a>. The URL was registered Jan. 16, 2003, and lists a Samsung contact address, according to records in the WhoIs database. The phone could be announced as early as March 17, when Samsung, Microsoft and wireless carrier Sprint PCS plan to host a "Matrix-themed party" during the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association trade show in New Orleans."<br /><br /><img src="http://whatisthematrix.warnerbros.com/rl_img/posters_six_carrie_crpd.jpg" /><br /><br />Pocket PC Thoughts reader Peter West, had a very interesting idea. There's a lot of buzz about this new "Matrix Phone" being made by Samsung. Samsung is a Smartphone partner...and Microsoft is part of the launch party. Coincidence? I think not dear Watson! I agree with Peter: the Matrix phone will be the first CDMA Smartphone to hit the market, and will likely be available in the channel in April. Uh-oh...I think I hear <a href="http://www.aboutfilm.com/movies/m/matrix-weav.jpg">Agent Smith coming for me...</a> 8O
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Old 02-27-2003, 09:31 PM
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More like Agent Gates.......
 
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Old 02-27-2003, 09:50 PM
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Pocket PC Thoughts reader Peter West, had a very interesting idea. There's a lot of buzz about this new "Matrix Phone" being made by Samsung. Samsung is a Smartphone partner...and Microsoft is part of the launch party. Coincidence? I think not dear Watson! I agree with Peter: the Matrix phone will be the first CDMA Smartphone to hit the market, and will likely be available in the channel in April.
Sorry, but I don't think so. Check out www.mobile.burn.com for pics of the "Matrix Phone". It doesn't look like it has a directional pad or a large enough screen to be a Smartphone.

It is a shame, though... maybe you should be in charge of Samsung/MS marketing... it seems like it would have been a perfect fit to merge the Matrix, Samsung, Smartphone, and CDMA together. Having it in a "hip" movie like the Matrix Reloaded would diminish the "geek" factor of the smartphone and would have been a great way to sell it.
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Old 02-27-2003, 09:55 PM
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Sorry, but I don't think so. Check out www.mobileburn.com for pics of the "Matrix Phone". It doesn't look like it has a directional pad or a large enough screen to be a Smartphone.
Auuuuuuuuuuuuugh...........no no no!!! What IS that monstrously ugly thing?? 8O ukeface:

That's the kind of thing you beat off attackers with, not make calls from.....augh. :?

My plan was such a GOOD one too. :cry: :lol:
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Old 02-27-2003, 09:58 PM
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Auuuuuuuuuuuuugh...........no no no!!! What IS that monstrously ugly thing?? 8O ukeface:

That's the kind of thing you beat off attackers with, not make calls from.....augh. :?

My plan was such a GOOD one too. :cry: :lol:
I couldn't agree with you more!!!!!!!!!!!! It is UGLY! It makes me extra happy to have a T68i.
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Old 02-27-2003, 10:14 PM
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Auuuuuuuuuuuuugh...........no no no!!! What IS that monstrously ugly thing?? 8O ukeface:

That's the kind of thing you beat off attackers with, not make calls from.....augh. :?

My plan was such a GOOD one too. :cry: :lol:
If that thing has a direct line to Tank, I'm in!
 
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Old 02-27-2003, 10:24 PM
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If that thing has a direct line to Tank, I'm in!
How about a direct line to Trinity? 8O
 
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Old 02-27-2003, 10:26 PM
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that looks like something you'd get in a happy meal, or in a box of cereal.
 
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Old 02-27-2003, 10:27 PM
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I think this thread should be changed to: "Psst....Neo, is That a Piece-of-crap-holdover-from-the-90's phone You're Holding? :wink:

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Old 02-27-2003, 10:29 PM
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I agree on both points here so far:

First, it is quite possibly the most hideous-looking mobile device ever conceived.

Second, it does not meet the user interface requirements for a Windows Powered Smartphone. AFAIK, all MS Smartphones are required to have a 4-way d-pad (or joystick), two softkeys, talk, end, home, and back buttons.

However, other than the above, such a development would make a lot of sense... The marketing tie-in makes sense, (The Nokia "Matrix Phone" was a huge success,) and a Samsung MS Smartphone for Sprint makes a lot of sense, too.

I suppose it's possible that the pics are of an early prototype - before they decided to make it an MS Smartphone. They could have since juggled the buttons around slightly to make it meet the MS requirements.

That's just pure speculation, of course, but if that's the case, hopefully they took that opportunity to revamp the whole style of it as well. It's really grotesque as-is...
 
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