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Samsung Jet Ultra Edition?!

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Written on 2/01/2010 01:04:00 PM by poison_ivy

UPDATE Feb. 12, 2010: Jeez, looks like all that buzz for nothing. The Samsung Jet Ultra Edition is actually just the Samsung Jet S8000 and it seems that Samsung is long delayed in marketing this product because they've only started advertising it just now. They've decided that renaming the product might resurrect the buzz for it. Anyways, you can check out my Samsung Jet Ultra Review and yes, it's the same product that's been available on Vodafone for some time now.

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Hmmm, looks like Samsung is gearing for another touchscreen phone. If the people at carphone warehouse is to be believed, it seems that there's a "yet to be released" Samsung Jet Ultra Edition.

Carphone Warehouse is enticing its affiliates with the Samsung Jet Ultra Incentive wherein two lucky affiliates who generate the most sales will win the "coming soon" phone.

Of course, not much is known about the Samsung Jet Ultra Edition since if you do a google search, you'll get the old Samsung Jet results results. And it seems that this Samsung Jet Ultra Edition has almost the same specs as the previous Samsung Jet: 3.1" Amoled screen, 800Mhz processor, 5 megapixel camera with DVD like video recording, HSDPA, WiFi, Integrated Social Networking and Active Sync. Now the last feature seems to suggest that the Samsung Jet Ultra Edition will be a windows mobile phone because Active Sync is only available for WinMo phones.

But the thing is, the Samsung Jet and the Samsung Omnia 2 are like brothers but with different OS so why bother releasing a Samsung Jet Ultra Edition with Windows Mobile if the Samsung Omnia 2 is already in the wild? So maybe the Samsung Jet Ultra Edition will just have a more appealing design? Then again, it may also have a capacitive touchscreen to make it WinMo 7 ready.

Source: Carphone Warehouse Affiliate newsletter (check link for "enticing its affiliates")

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5 Comments

  1. Charlotte |

    what's your source for the carphone incentive offer? There's no info about the phone available online atm

     
  2. poison_ivy |

    Email from carphonewarehouse. Also, it's posted in one of the forums. Check the "enticing its affiliates" link.

     
  3. Anonymous |

    http://www.samsungmobile.co.uk/mobile-phones/samsung-jet-ultra-edition

     
  4. Anonymous |

    What's the deal with adding ultra? Jet is fine. They probably should remarket this without changing the name. Lots of people are getting confused especially Jet owners.

     
  5. dave |

    I got my jet ultra sent through with a new contract on 02 in Feb 2010. Since then I have had nothing but constant problems with it and so have constantly been trying to troubleshoot the issues with the phone. I was having constant problems while trying to use the 3G data facilities of the phone. After several days of issues 02 finally decided to tell me i needed a firmware update + new data settings. This fixed the problem for a short while.
    My next issue was that I wanted to copy part of an email to paste into another email, once again after several days research i found that the phone had never been equipped with the copy/paste facility. None of the current firmware updates added this feature to the phone either. You would think this should be one of the basic essential features of a mid-range phone like this. After all my last phone, the iPhone 3G had the facility.
    Several months pass with minimal issues, the odd crash of the phone and shutting itself down but your put up with a minimal amount don't you?
    My next issue was related to this where my phone would constantly reset itself and even shut its self down 1/2 of the time as i tried to answer an incoming call. This was disgraceful and once again 02 insisted I downloaded a newer firmware update.
    This did temporarily fix the issue for about 8 days.
    When the issues came back along with a new issue where the touch screen would not function correctly. It was infact so bad I could not enter my pin to turn the phone on as the phone was reading that i was touching a completely different area of the screen.
    The phone has now been returned to samsung for repair, yet i have been promised it will be returned to me in a maximum 10 business days.
    I have had to resort to use my old D500 which means for two weeks I cannot access my emails or mobile banking whilst on the go and I am absoultely disgusted about this that 02 or Samsung would not lend a replacement phone of similar spec whilst mine is being repaired! Even when I tried to go to the 02 shop to collect a basic replacement phone the clever people at 02 customer service sent me to one of their shops that was closed for refurbishment. This just shows how little these organisations talk between their departments.
    Anyway Overall rating for the Jet ultra 1 out of 5 I would say. Some good feature but they don't honestly work as well as they should do and the issues are just a nightmare! I'm getting another iPhone when the new one is release in June 2011!

     

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