On April 22nd, 2009 I received in the mail the Samsung SCH-i760 Smart Phone running Windows Mobile 6. After upgrading it to Windows Mobile 6.1, and installing some cool applications like PointUI with applets and themes, I have quickly come to love this phone.
With Windows Mobile 6.1, text messages show up as a chat, which makes it easy to track what someone is talking about, and to read a conversation in full with ease. Some other cool features for text messaging 6.1 is that it has spell check. Very useful since my spelling tends to suck.
The front keypad does not have t9, but there are mods that you can download to your phone to add t9. I didn’t find it a big deal, but I will eventually try one of the mods out just to see how well it works. Navigating the phone is not simple, and takes some getting used to. Since I pretty much live on my phone, I had it down within about two days. The full keypad is great. It also takes some getting used to. The Num/Fn key can be confusing until you get used to how it works, and if you don’t firmly press a key down, it might not register that you hit it, causing even more spelling problems, but that’s another thing that you get used to over time. I’ve gotten better with it, but I still tend to miss a keystroke every now and again.
The phone comes with two games. Solitaire, and bubble breaker. Solitaire is solid, but I’m not too fond of bubble breaker (probably because I’m terrible at that kind of game, but whatever). You can also buy games or download free ones (just google search for free windows mobile games, and they will come up).
The biggest problem I’ve had with the phone is that it tends to lock up and crash a lot, which is fixed simply by hitting the reset button with the stylus. That, and the inconvient placing of the menu buttons are located on the full keypad. It’s quite a stretch to hit them unless you’re holding the phone a certain way.
Overall, any flaws with the software on the phone is easily resolved with Mods. It truly is a great phone. They don’t make them like this anymore.
Sadly, I do not have a data plan, so I am unable to tell you how well the internet works. I connected to wifi, but I got data charges anyway. Whatever. It’s not that big of a deal.