It looks like I have found the perfect device for my needs as a data-centric mobile business user with a sense of aesthetics...
Three weeks ago, I attended a Microsoft-internal event over in Seattle, and my employer generously gave away some black shiny Samsung BlackJack II (SGH-i617) Windows Mobile 6 smartphones. And I was a lucky winner! I immediately fell in love with this (AT&T branded) device, and the love has deepened since then :-)
The BlackJack II is really a great mobile phone that does not only serve as a mobile data device (messaging, surfing, etc.), but also to really make phone calls easily - s.th. that my previous HTC TyTN II (now a replacement device in a drawer) didn't really manage to combine. Additionally, the Samsung really fits in a pocket, looks great, and simply works as expected. Since it is not available over here in Germany, almost everyone who sees it gets envious... ;-)
(I had to invest $19.99 for a SIM unlock, btw., to use the phone with my T-Mobile SIM card. Couldn't wait until I get the unlock code sent to me by my employer ;-)
OK, so what is so great about this device? It's got
Of course, there are also a few minor things which make the device only almost perfect. Among them:
So, to summarize, I'm happier with this phone than I have ever before with any other device (and I've had quite a few of them).