New Smartphone from Samsung Laden with Features

AT&T and Samsung introduced a new Windows Mobile smartphone called the Jack. If you're looking for full a QWERTY keyboard along with 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS, this is the device for you.

AT&T and Samsung introduced a new Windows Mobile smartphone called the Jack. If you're looking for full a QWERTY keyboard along with 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS, this is the device for you.

Despite the success of the iPhone, Windows Mobile devices continue to hang onto a significant portion of the business market. The newest Windows Mobile phone, the Jack from Samsung, brings a sense of style to the smartphone segment, but sticks firmly to its working-class roots.

The well-designed keyboard not only works well for typing, but Samsung has added a number of shortcut keys that will take users directly to specific applications. This is a nice feature that helps speed up some functions of the phone.

It can connect to AT&T's 3G network in the US, as well as the wireless networks in many countries around the world. Built-in GPS will help take you from here to there, stereo Bluetooth means you can listen to music while you're working, and Wi-Fi means you can access even faster wireless internet when a hotspot is nearby.

The Jack runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Smartphone Edition. This is the version of Windows Mobile for non-touch (no stylus) devices. The really good news is that if users choose to, they'll be able to upgrade the device to Windows Mobile 6.5, which is due to arrive later this year.

The Jack will be available starting May 19 for just $100 on contract.