The skinny smartphone market is getting awfully crowded these days, even if we all realize that being slim doesn’t provide enough marketing muscle in and of itself. Samsung is trying to make a big splash in the segment with the announcement of the SGH-i760 smartphone, powered by Windows Mobile 5 and rocking a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. In this way, you get a huge PDA-esque color touchscreen, while keeping text entry a breeze.
Running on an Intel 520MHz processor, the i760 rocks Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi, microSD expansion, and dual cameras (a VGA for video conferencing on the front and a 2MP for snapshots on the back). They’ve kept the weight down too (119g). No word on pricing or availability, naturally.