While leading wireless carriers are offering speedier smartphones powered by the latest Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, MetroPCS seems to be content with smartphones running on the earlier 6.1 version of Windows Mobile OS. The Samsung Code SCH-i220, the latest offering from MetroPCS, is a phone that will run on the Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system. Moreover, this is MetroPCS’ first Windows Mobile 6.1 phone.
Samsung Code SCH-i220 features
Everyone might be talking only about the Windows Mobile 6.5 phones, but there is nothing insane about owning a phone equipped with the earlier version of the operating system. The Samsung Code SCH-i220 is packed with the entire set of tools of the Microsoft suite. The optional WizPro user interface will help users to personalize the home screen of Samsung Code.
Users can create shortcuts to their favorite apps and messaging features on the phone’s home screen. This Samsung phone, created for MetroPCS, features calendar, contacts, notes, tasks and voice recorder features. Web browsing will be facilitated by full HTML web browser powered by Internet Explorer Mobile. Just like other Windows Mobile phone, the Samsung Code WinMo 6.1 phone offers PC syncing through ActiveSync technology. With ActiveSync users can instantly access their Microsoft Outlook contacts, calendar and emails. With the help of the Microsoft Exchange Server, Samsung Code users can locate the mails stored in the inboxes of the personal and corporate accounts.
The direct push e-mail service is another interesting messaging feature of Samsung Code. The QVGA display of the Samsung Windows Mobile phone comes with 320 x 240 pixels resolution and 65K color support. To facilitate messaging, Samsung Code is equipped with full QWERTY keyboard. The integrated 2 megapixel camera of the phone is fitted with digital zoom and video recording capability. Samsung Code also comes with music and video players. There is up to 128MB internal storage space in this Samsung WinMo phone. With microSD memory card, the external memory of this Samsung phone could be extended up to 32GB.
Samsung Code also sports integrated GPS. The 1440mAh Li-Ion battery of the phone provide up to 6 hours of talk time and up to 300 hours of standby time.
Price and availability
Samsung Code is available from MetroPCS for $299.99.