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Samsung BlackJack II Red 3G Unlocked GSM Smart Phone with Full QWERTY Keyboard - OEM

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  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0
  • GPS/Music
  • Camera 4X
  • 2.4" 65K 320 x 240 TFT
  • SMS, MMS, Instant Messaging

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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  • Enkhjin G.
  • 12/13/2010 11:35:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot satisfied

Pros: Quick shipment

Cons: Phone was packaged with no care. There was dirt on a phone charger. really not cool. Seems like it`s being used before.

Other Thoughts: newegg should`ve mentioned it clearly

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  • Julia J.
  • 10/6/2010 9:29:31 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor Choice

Pros: Aesthetically pleasing
Intuitive menu design
Good battery life
Clear display
Good features for alarm

Cons: Internet is slow and/or does not work well with providers other than AT&T
Applications are few and far in between and often do not work well
Needs extensive system upgrades to be current - these are free but difficult to find and time intensive to install correctly
No way to turn off notification light for email/SMS/MMS
No way to use your own MP3 files for ring tones without extensive registry modification
Contact list does not allow enough characters for all names
Often shows SMS messages as remaining new or unread after they have been selected and read
Poor quality photos

Other Thoughts: I am not pleased with this phone. If you have the time and skill for extensive modification it could be a fun device. Unfortunately, as is, it is frustrating and not even close to the functionality of other smart phones. Windows Mobile is a nightmare - updating the OS and .NET framework is necessary for current applications to work and this is time and labor intensive. Windows Mobile's web pages are full of misinformation and dead links. There are very few applications of interest made for Window's Mobile and these often don't work despite upgrades. This phone produces the worst quality photos of any phone I have owned,even much cheaper models. You cannot send picture messages without an internet package and even if your non-AT&T service provider sets up a data package for you the internet is cumbersome and slow. The Qwerty keyboard is odd with strange shortcuts to symbols etc. For over $100 you might as well buy something that is quick, current, and fun right out of the box.

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  • Gareth J.
  • 5/22/2009 6:39:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsgreat features - poor Samsung qulaity control

Pros: Great feature set - easy to set-up onboard GPS. Option to flash to WM 6.1 direct from Samsung.

Cons: Hardware quality.
newegg did well on support and RMAs, but I have just sent back my third of these.

On the first the spinner/d-pad gradually died over a period of about 7 days.

On the second the charger/sync port would not reliably hold a connection for more than about 5 seconds - this sounds similar to the fault another reviewer experienced.

On the third, the battery would not hold a charge.

Other Thoughts: Three units was enough for me to decide to look for another model. Ironically I was upgrading from a European BlackJack I, which has been rock-solid.

newegg were consistently helpful, so I'd buy from them again, just not a BlackJack II

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  • cody c.
  • 5/5/2009 11:58:51 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: it is a great phone and is everything i expected like always with a newegg product
the camera is slightly better than an average cell phones camera
the scroll d pad is kinda goofy at firs but i like it

Cons: the internet doesnt work unless you have at&t or do a flash
the charging port on mine quit working and wouldnt connect to my computer and wouldnt charge so i had to buy a battery charger and cobble it to work
the battery life isnt the greatest even on normal daily usage with me texting about 200 times a day and talking less than an hour total the battery would be almost dead by the end of the night

Other Thoughts: this is a grat phone and even though the port got messed up i would buy another bjII

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