AT&T Unveils the Samsung Jack

Posted by Chris Leckness on May 14, 2009

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Another WinMo phone for AT&T… I am not disappointed either. This one is the Samsung Jack, a replacement for the BlackJack series. Hey, I thought the Propel Pro did that. Oh well. Go Jack. No, not Jack Cook. The Samsung Jack. This phone will be available May 19th and will carry a price tag of $99 after mail in rebate. The Jack is running Windows Mobile 6.1 and AT&T has already announced in the press  release (after the break) that the Samsung Jack will be able to be upgraded to Windows Mobile 6.5 when it is available. Check out the video online after the break as well. It’s a really nice looking non touch screen phone. To be 100% honest, it looks like the Moto Q a little.

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Read on for the press release and video of the Samsung Jack …

Update: I knew this one looked familiar. This one was shown by Microsoft at CTIA last month… The Valencia. It was announced at MWC as I was told by during CTIA.

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AT&T COMPLETES ITS FULL HOUSE OF SMART DEVICES WITH THE NEW SAMSUNG JACK™

Compact, Elegant Handset is Powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 and features Wi-Fi, 3.2 Megapixel Camera and Integrated aGPS Technology

DALLAS, May 14, 2009 — Smartphone fans have an ace in hand with the latest Windows Mobile device from AT&T and Samsung. AT&T* and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced today the May 19 availability of the Samsung Jack™, the next generation Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone available exclusively to AT&T customers in the U.S and powered by the nation’s fastest 3G network.

The Jack is a sleek and compact handset with an optimized keyboard for easy and accurate messaging, including SMS, instant messaging and access to multiple e-mail accounts. Microsoft Direct Push is available for enterprise and small business users, while AT&T Xpress Mail offers access to most major personal e-mail accounts. The Jack also features over-the-air synchronization of contacts, calendars and task lists with Microsoft Exchange Server or Xpress Mail.

“The Samsung Jack will be another hit crossover smartphone in the tradition of the Blackjack and Blackjack II,” said Mike Woodward, vice president, Mobile Phone Portfolio, AT&T Mobility Corporation. “The Blackjack series has been the number one selling franchise in Windows Mobile history.”

The Jack combines the familiar look and feel of a Windows desktop with a stylish, streamlined device ideal for customers looking to simplify and increase the productivity of their business and personal lives. Additional key features of the Jack include 256 MB RAM, a 3.2 megapixel camera with video-capture capabilities, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) to connect with home or office networks, and built-in aGPS for use with AT&T Navigator, AT&T Navigator Global Edition and other GPS-based applications for personal and business use. AT&T Navigator is available to try at no cost for 30-days. Data usage charges apply.

“Samsung has a long tradition of bringing award-winning smartphones to our customers and the Jack is our next flagship device,” said Bill Ogle, Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Telecommunications America. “The Jack takes the best messaging features, coolest multimedia options and cutting-edge productivity tools and packs them into a high-tech phone.”

Make Your Life Easier with Pocket-Sized Productivity

Windows Mobile 6.1 puts your desktop computer in the palm of your hand. Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile on the Jack keeps enterprise and small business customers connected with synchronization of schedules and contacts, Internet Explorer Mobile provides improved quick and easy Web browsing and Office Mobile enhances productivity with the ability to manage Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. Additional Windows Mobile 6.1 features on the Jack include threaded SMS messaging, and Voice Command.

The Jack also supports Microsoft’s System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008, an enterprise-grade mobile solution for managing and protecting Windows Mobile 6.1 phones. Mobile Device Manager provides users with software distribution capabilities and security-enhanced access to company data while they are away from the office. The Samsung Jack will also be upgradable to Windows Mobile 6.5.

Entertainment On-The-Go

Style meets substance with the robust feature-set of the Samsung Jack. AT&T Mobile Music, an integrated, on-the-go music experience that delivers “your music, your way” by providing simple access to a robust collection of music content, including access to XM Radio Mobile™ and more.

For the visually oriented, CV (Cellular Video) from AT&T gives viewers access to thousands of video clips — news, sports, weather, entertainment, and more — via streaming video. The Jack also includes features such as stereo Bluetooth® technology, Windows Media Player 10 Mobile and microSD™ memory card slot for external storage of up to 16GB of data.

AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. AT&T customers can use the Jack to make or receive a phone call in more than 215 countries and check e-mail, browse the Web or perform other data functions in more than 170 countries, including in more than 80 — such as Japan and South Korea — that have deployed 3G networks.

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Jack will be available May 19 through select AT&T retail locations or at www.wireless.att.com for $99.99 after mail-in rebate with a two-year service agreement. (Pay $199.99 and after mail-in rebate receive $100 AT&T Promotion Card. Two-year agreement and voice plan of $39.99 or more, plus a Personal PDA data plan.)

For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit www.att.com.

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Chris Leckness is a Microsoft MVP, Mobile Devices and a member of the exclusive focus group, Mobius. Chris has been a big time supporter/user of Windows Mobile since the Dell Axim days when it was Pocket PC 2002. Chris loves Zune, but also owns 3 iPhones too. His personal blog is chris.leckness.com.

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  • http://twitter.com/MikeTemporale/status/ MikeTemporale

    NICE ! Gimme, Gimme RT @ChrisLeckness: Samsung Jack Windows Mobile 6.1 Phone Announced – Nice Looking. http://bit.ly/qVNhm

  • http://twitter.com/mobilitysite/status/1795334093 mobilitysite

    AT&T Unveils the Samsung Jack http://tinyurl.com/qp57c5

  • Chris Leckness

    I am not 100% sure the Valencia is the Jack, but the dpad sure looks like it, keyboard is similar, etc…

  • http://twitter.com/winmobile/status/1795360269 winmobile

    AT&T Unveils the Samsung Jack – Mobility Site http://tinyurl.com/pzgp7l

  • Pony99CA

    I can't imagine that the Valencia is the Jack. I doubt Motorola would make cell phones for Samsung (or vice versa). :D

    Steve

  • http://twitter.com/chrisleckness/status/1796543252 Chris Leckness

    RT @tweetmeme AT&T Unveils the Samsung Jack http://bit.ly/M5oEF

  • http://twitter.com/aussienick/status/ Nicholas Rayner

    Samsung (via AT&T) announce the Samsung Jack http://snurl.com/i1ao0 hoping this comes to Australia

  • Chris Leckness

    The Valencia is a Samsung phone that was announced at MWC. I just meant that the Jack looks more like a Moto Q than a BlackJack.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisleckness/3410...

  • http://www.MobileJaw.com/ Mike Temporale

    This is not the Valencia. What Samsung showed off at MWC as the Valencia is now known as the c6620. You can read more about that phone here – http://www.mobilejaw.com/tag/c6620/

  • Chris Leckness

    There are a lot of similarities between the two from the hands on I got with the Valencia and the images of the Jack, but you are right, it's not the Valencia itself.

  • http://chrisleckness.com Chris Leckness

    There are a lot of similarities between the two from the hands on I got with the Valencia and the images of the Jack, but you are right, it's not the Valencia itself.

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