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The Samsung i780 is a top-of-the-range all-rounder PDA that ticks almost every box in the communication/utility survey. The 2.5-inch touchscreen sits on top of softkeys and D-pad and joystick, in turn above a back-lit 37-key QWERTY keypad.

Connectivity is 3G/HSDPA-enabled for fast Web browsing and excellent messaging (SMS, MMS, email, instant messaging), backed up by GPS/EDGE where 3G is unavailable. There are wireless options with Wi-Fi “hotspot” on the move communication and short-range data transfer via Bluetooth. This comes with A2DP, enabling wireless headset use. A WAP 2.0 browser gets the Web under way, with pages re-designed for mobiles on the fly.

A thin (12.9mm) device, the i780 is highly sensitive – a sweep of the thumb or finger is sufficient – or there is a stylus. Most of the buttons are dual-function, with a Function button (Fn on the keypad) to make the change.

Bundled software includes a podcast application, RSS reader and A-GPS sat-nav (via subscription). The camera is a disappointment – 2 megapixels is risible in today’s market, although it does take good snaps and basic video.

Battery life is rated at seven hours’ talk time and around 48 hours in between recharges if the i780 is well-used.


 

 


Specifications

Weight: 120g
Battery time: 0 mAh
Bluetooth Organiser Video player

2G
3G or UMTS
Bluetooth
Built-in handsfree
Calculator
Calendar
Camera
Document viewer
EDGE for high speed data access
Email
Flight mode
Full keyboard
Game
GPRS
GPS navigation
Instant messaging
Internet
Java compatible
Memory expandable via MicroSD card
Multimedia Service MMS
Office applications
Optical Zoom
Organiser
Polyphonic ring tone
Push to Talk
Slide phone
SMS - text messages
Solid Bar
T9 Predictive Text
Touch sensitive
Triband
USB
VGA
Vibra alert
Video calling
Video player
Video recorder
Voice Command
Voice memo
WAP 2.0
Wi-Fi