OK, I have to admit. When I first saw the original BlackJack from Samsung I thought it was pretty slick. I’m a big Samsung fan (they run a close second behind Apple for me) and having had another Samsung phone in the past, I was impressed with the design and functionality of the BlackJack.
And it seems a lot of other people were, too.
The BlackJack became a huge hit and has done very well since its initial release. But, like everything in this world, its time for an update.
So, the rumors have been circulating that the BlackJack2 is on the way. And now, having just passed FCC inspection, it seems as if we’ve seen the first shots of the BlackJack 2 from Samsung.
The Samsung SCH-i617 will be the new BlackJack, refreshing an already great cell phone with an improved design and Windows Mobile 6. Also included are a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth (does any new phone not have Bluetooth?), quad-band GSM/EDGE, dual-band UMTS/HSDPA, but no Wi-Fi at this point.
No pricing or release date as of yet, but I’ll keep you posted.