Written on 9/28/2009 07:27:00 PM by poison_ivy
I think I remember a few years ago when I said that until mobile phones have an optical zoom lens built in, they would never be able to replace stand alone digital cameras. Well, in 2006, Samsung did just that with their SCH-B600 which was only released in Korea. Back then, digital imaging on mobile phones are crappy but technology has improved and nowadays, some 8 megapixel mobile phones have image quality that could match consumer digital cameras.
And as if that isn't enough, Samsung is stuffing the SCH-W880 with a lot of goodies such as 3G, 3.3 inch AMOLED screen, WiFi, GPS, microSD...and did I already mention that it has a 12 megapixel camera with a frikkin' 3x retractable optical zoom lens?! But before you whip out your credit card, and search the net on how to pre-order the Samsung SCH-W880, I have to warn you that it looks like this mobile phone will only be released in Korea. Of course, if importing it is no object, then be my guest in translating Korean pages just so you could order this one.