Imagine a Pocket PC Phone designed to look like a Windows Mobile Smartphone with a modified flip-phone design. The image in your head will likely look a lot like the upcoming Samsung SGH-i770, which was designed to be a fully-functional Pocket PC Phone that looked more like a smartphone.
The clamshell Samsung i770 didn't have a traditional QWERTY keyboard. Because of limited space, the handset was to include a "butterfly" keyboard, where each key has two functions; press the left side of the key for one and the right side of the key or the other. This was quite similar to today's SureType keyboards.
Other features included a 2MP swiveling digital camera, Bluetooth, a microSD flash memory card slot, and high-speed EDGE wireless network compatibility.
The Samsung SGH-i770 was approved by the FCC in mid-2006, but was never released in the United States. A device with a similar name, the Samsung SCH-i770, will be released in late 2008.
Updated October 9, 2008