Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition to slide in the UK by 19 March

12 March, 2009

The Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH or otherwise Tocco Ultra Edition is now up for pre-order over at Vodafone UK. Vodafone promise to start shipping it by 19 March and you can get the phone for free with a 30GBP monthly plan and an 18-month contract.

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Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH

The Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition, as the S8300 would be marketed in the UK, is the style-conscious tech-geek's dream - high built quality and black metallic frame give it a really sophisticated look to go with the long list of features. The 2.8 inch OLED capacitive touchscreen with WQVGA resolution and few apparent buttons do a good job at concealing that it is in fact a slider with a 3x9 keyboard.

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Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH live shots

It borrows the imaging module from the Pixon but improved image processing holds promise of better photos. Video recording has also been upgraded to WVGA resolution.

Other items on the spec sheet that stand out are the 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, GPS and DivX support. You can find more details in our early preview or our live hands-on at the MWC 2009.



Reader comments

  • t1
  • 17 May 2009
  • 3Jk

iphone is for lame people who cant get the power out of their nokias wich for me have the most complete software

  • macaco
  • 19 Mar 2009
  • mCS

still cant catch up to iPhone's UI. Why is it so hard to make a simple to use UI? Just put somthing there if its needed, if not, take it out, Nokia is the worst one for it.

  • SE Fan
  • 19 Mar 2009
  • MZb

FYI for people looking to buy this phone - the UI really is terrible on this phone. A little improvement from the original Samsung platform but it is still very clunky. I had a long chance to play around with this at the Mobile World Congress but af...

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