New revamped design
The first thing you will notice with the i617T is the glossy black body of the phone and the silver accent on the side, it looks good! It has a QWERTY keyboard which has various quick launch keys for camera, mail and browser. The D-Pad also acts as a spinning jog wheel which is helpful for scrolling through web pages, documents and email.
It has all the standard features you expect with a Windows Mobile phone such as Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, 2.4” QVGA Screen, HSDPA Support, 2.0 MP Camera and supports Quad Band.
QWERTY Keyboard makes life easier
The phone features the new Windows Mobile 6.1 interface which is really fluid. Check out the video below to see the home screen in action. The cool thing you will notice is the ability to access your media from within the home screen.
Yes that image on the phone is a Microsoft Surface which is next to my desk, more on that later
The i617T also has a slot for a micro SD card which is great to store your media files on, it supports cards up to 4GB. It has a Samsung proprietary connector so you will need to use the supplied Headphone adaptor to listen to your media. The phone supports Exchange server connectivity through Microsoft Direct Push Technology. The low cost of the phone serves as a great first smartphone and also a fleet device for your organisation. It packs all the punch with Windows Mobile 6.1 and its great design.
micro SD card slot is perfect for your media storage
Telstra is offering the Samsung i617T for $0 on a $30 Consumer or Business 24-month Phone Plan.