I was just having a geekery chat with MIR staffer, Ben Smith. He was at the Carphone Warehouse Christmas Preview event and, amongst the predictable stocking fillers, he came across the new Samsung handset — the i8510 — which runs Symbian S60.
Mr Symbian himself, Rafe Blandford, had the gossip a few months back — but Ben is seriously impressed.
I asked him to give the Samsung a sex factor where the iPhone is a good 9 out of 10.
That was Ben’s response.
He’s not used the device in anger as yet. But get a load of this:
– 8GB memory (expandable for 20 quid to 16GB)
– 8 megapixel camera
– Slider form factor
And free for £35 on Orange.
I’ll need to take a look…
Here’s the Carphone Warehouse product page.