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Samsung iPhone killer prepped for Vodafone

updated 04:10 pm EDT, Fri September 14, 2007

Samsung Croix for Vodafone

Samsung's vaunted F700 touchscreen phone will likely go head-to-head with the iPhone during its European launch, according to an announcement by the company. Now called the F700V Croix based on the cross-like shape of its interface, the phone will be headed to Vodafone and offer the pan-European carrier an opportunity to compete with Apple's device. The completed version runs on a slightly larger, 3.2-inch touchscreen and still includes 3G access using HSDPA, albeit with a slower theoretical 3.6Mbps peak download rate. Its front and rear cameras will also remain for video calling and capture.

The Croix should play AAC and MP3 songs as well as H.264, MPEG-4, and Real videos. Vodafone's version also promises an improved keyboard over the original as well as a subtler look; users will have their pick of black-, gold-, and silver-effect borders for the device, the provider says. Costs will vary from country to country, though in most areas the premium nature of Samsung's model will likely prevent it from shipping for free with most service plans, as with some European smartphones.





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  1. dwoodruff

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    hello...

    say hello to the newest P.O.S.

  1. HowardG

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    Whatever....

    Can we seriously knock off all the "ipod/iphone killer" subject lines. Its just plain BULL until it happens and my guess is this won't even come close to eclipsing the iPhone. Let's show some integrity and call it a killer when it actually kills something. Until then how about "Samsung readies next iPhone challenger...."

  1. eldarkus

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    whew..

    I hadn't heard the term "ixxxx killer" in a while.. glad to see MacNN hasn't 'killed' that word!

  1. sixcolors

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    Samsung phone put 2 death

    No chance that this will Kill the iPhone. It's not even on the same playing field. Totally different market will want this than want the iPhone. That's like calling a Focus a M-Class killer.

  1. climacs

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    looks like...

    samsung makes an MP3 player with a slide-out/snap-up speaker. It's actually a pretty decent MP3 player, looks sharp, and if I wanted a knockabout MP3 player that I didn't care if it got banged around a bit, I'd buy it.

    I don't have the model number; it looks similar in form to the phone pictured above.

    Samsung makes some decent products, but really you're not going to beat Apple, it's a brand with incredible cachet, and for good reason(s).

  1. jhawk95

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    eldarkus

    Then you don't read Macnn everyday because they do at least one of these stories per day... and I am quite frankly tired of it.

    It is worse than the old "iPod killer" taglines.

  1. gskibum3

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    Kewl

    Hopefully competitive products like this will cause Apple to regret the exclusive contract with AT&T.

    If it weren't for the AT&T contract, I'd have an iPhone.

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