Samsung i830 announced by Verizon Wireless

Jan 04 2006 - 11:01 AM ET | CES, Samsung, Smartphone, Verizon Wireless

samsung i830CES 2006 - As expected, Verizon has announced the Samsung i830. While sounding like a replacement for the i730, the two phones will continue to ship because of different niche features (it drops WiFi and gains GSM for roaming). Oddly the phone is not going to have Windows Mobile 5.0, but the older 2003 version.

Specs of the Samsung i830 include:

  • CDMA/GSM for world roaming, CDMA is used stateside
  • EV-DO high-speed data
  • Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC 2nd Edition
  • Slide down QWERTY keyboard
  • SD I/O slot
  • Bluetooth
  • QVGA 65K color tough screen

The Samsung i830 will begin shipping to large business account customers on January 10 and will hit retail stores on the 24th. Verizon Wireless is charging $599 with 2-year service agreement for the device.