Samsung i400 based on Symbian

26 Apr, 2007
The newly announced Samsung i400 is powered by Symbian OS with the S60 user interface. The stylish slider surely represents a fresh new perspective on how smartphones should look and feel...

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  • Anonymous

can use push to talk o install push to talk?

  • yoyoyo

Hmmmm. In the middle of year 2007 still not 3G?
well, it's so disappointed.
Samsung may have the clear high quality LCD screen, but Sony Ericsson will always be the winner in Sound competition

  • Niz

I still stick to my opinion of Samsung phones, sure they have a few original ideas, but are those ideas really functional in every day use? Look at their dual front designs, it just doesnt make sense. It may look pretty, but seriously, its just not a practical phone. I admit, they make phones that really great looking, but that is as far as it goes. No longevity, unreliable and dont get me started on build quality. There is no solid feel to any of there phones. I owned Samsung phones before and it wasn't a nice experience. Right now I own a Nokia N93i and Sony Ericsson W850i, both are great phones and still have to come across a Samsung phone that can give me the same experience...

  • kenny

motorola vs samsung, nokia vs SE, s60 vs UIQ.. the first two subsidizes symbian in their sliders, while the other two owns the OS's platform in a very different form factors.

  • Grover

It looks good to me. Symbian no matter who is the phone's manufacturer is a bonus. Roll on healthy competion using a shared platform. Car companies have been doing it for years.

  • Kal

What the OS has to do with having no original ideas Niz?
Its motorola then samsung that following up with the slim trend, so much so that SE and Nokia has to come up with slim modles...what happend to their "Original" brick sized candybar models dude? Its a cheap argument to start with.
Puting 10mp cam with optical zoom is not original? Coming up with dual face phone is not original? Putting micro-drive is not original? Having a screen that changes with the daylight is not original? putting SIM track is not origial? All are copycat right !!!?!! and please "Cheaply Build" doesnt really go with samsung. I've never come accross any review that says so.

  • Niz

Nokia is the main force behind Symbian, they single-handedly spread Symbian across the globe, sure Sony Ericsson and Samsung use Symbian, but its Nokia that owns S60, not Samsung, they have to licence it. Motorola no longer develops Symbian based phones and UIQ is now owned by Sony Ericsson. My point is, Samsung never has original ideas of their own, they are cheap copycats, and people like you fall for their lame jokes and cheaply built products.

  • Anonymous

Symbian is not Nokia dude....there are phones that use Symbian from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Samsung....and probably more

Symbian is an OS ... like MS Windows Mobile , embeded linux with Qtopia frontendor others

  • Niz

I have to admit, its a beautiful looking phone, but, Samsung shouldn't take what Nokia perfected and throw it into a sleek looking body. Samsung phones are hollow and uninspired. Cheap.

  • Kal

Just to add some info...
@Seihiro Kaneda
I'm using samsung D720, which is a series60 symbian. the OS is licensed from Nokia. Basically S60 models from Samsung are nokia phones with Samsung Hardware..and thats what I loved. My D720 so far never gave trouble like the usuall comlains I hear about Nokia. Yes it lags..takes time a bit.
Samung doesnt have s60 support, so you gonna have to depend on nokia forum or website for updates and all.
..and to some..
S60 is saturated..yes but saturated by those Thick-brick sized nokia monsters with much higher pricetag. What we will get out of this samsung models is sleek, thin models with better screen and all. This will be priced around $300 according to mobile-review. Samsung symbians are way cheaper IMO.

  • Kultissim

There were rumors about samsung copying lg (both are corean firm) with the e900. Seeing now this phone look like the lg shine. I think there is no doubt anymore.

  • philm

i agree with gman that it should come in at a fair price bacause just because its samsung doing s60 its going to come with all the usual bugs which people are not yet able to forgive nokia for..IN other words symbian is old hat and nokia are chucking out the superslim 6300 for 150 because its mass market but has slimness now as well,,wat are samsung going to bring to us thats not already done.???Even a super dooper snazzy screen will not make synbian any better

  • Seihiro Kaneda

I thought the Symbian OS is made by Nokia... Is Samsung going to take Nokia as strategic partner or something ? I had always thought that Sony Ericsson and Samsung are giving variety to the otherwise all similar looking/feeling Nokia world dominance. But are they now joining hands with Nokia ?

  • daksh

hurray! now i can use a symbian phone but not worry much that it will be a crap. N-series phones are trash, good thing Samsung thought of a device which has the capabilites of a smartphone but doesn't have the disadvantage of N-series crap!

  • vizavi

They should've made it quad-band

  • Shah

Its still the old way like Old wine in a new bottle if the samsung changes to symbian then it still the NOKIA will takeover sorry it has already takeover the symbian market since the nokia has given the no of handsets the samsung should again change the OS & go with other os than the symbian coz SYMBIAN MEANS NOKIA & not any other CRAP ! !

  • M. Tariq Malik

well its nice to see that samsung is also jumping in symbian world after long time but it has to fight much because symbian market is saturated by Nokia and Nokia has produced a number of symbian models and I dont think samsung wil get much shear out of it.
lets wait and c for it

  • PoweR_of_DarK

Ha, LG KS10 is mutch better. If this Samsung runs win mobile it will be perfect but with this old and fully of bugs OS this phone will die before it's review!

  • keita

Hmm its looks may be great but depending on the version of the OS they're gonna use would definitely be a greater factor of this phone.

  • Anonymous

finally!! i've been waiting for such a long time that other phone manufacturers will release symbian s60 models.. stay away from nokia.. i think that samsung will be better as a symbian phone brand, especially when dealing with LCD screen..