The Samsung SPH-I330 is a mobile combined with a PDA. The phone is developed in conjunction with Palm and is wholly compatible with all PalmOS based applications. The PDA element of the SPH-I330 features a touch screen panel, hand writing recognition (Graffiti), address book, scheduler, to-do list, memo pad, calculator, and PC synchronization. The data capabilities include web browsing, web clipping available via Palm.net, e-mail, short message service and data synchronisation with a PC.
The Samsung I330 is an excellent PDA/Phone. The sound quality of the earpiece and speakerphone is very good. The PDA section of this device is okay but you need a few extra programs to get the most out of it.
The phone doesn't perform 2-way SMS out of the box so you need the SMSI330 app, which is $20, but worth its weight in gold. To send and receive POP3 email you must have Eudora Web Suite EIS 2.1 loaded on this device which is free from Eudora.
Data capabilities are 3G ready and you can even use this phone as a wireless modem for use with a laptop/desktop computer. Getting use to not having a physical keypad takes some time when dialing numbers. Voice dial will help you dial 30 of your most important numbers without using your stylus or finger. You could use a few assignable buttons to open up your address book instead of using voice dial.
My gripes about this phone are having to use the above programs to perform email and text messaging, but these are minor concerns. I wish that Samsung and Sprint would have worked harder at designing the Internet portion of this phone to allow the user access to his or her Sprint account right from the phone via the blazer browser like you can on all the other Sprint phones or like the older Kyocera 6035.
This limitation is overcome by using the I330 as a wireless modem for use with Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Overall, this phone is worth its reduced cost just for its voice/data capabilities alone.Was this review helpful to you?
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