Samsung cracking away at an 800mhz Armani 2?


When it comes to “luxury” brand handsets, the original Samsung Armani is one of the less ridiculous choices you could make. It is, in every sense, the exact opposite of the Dior phone. It has actual features that people might want, isn’t mindblowingly ugly, and doesn’t cost 5-friggin’-thousand dollars. We’re not sure how well the original Armani sold, but it seems to have done well enough to warrant a sequel.

Yesterday night, SamsungHub noticed 800mhz handset labeled GT-B7620 hit the BluetoothSIG Product Directory – interesting, but no mention of ol’ Giorgio. By the time it wound up on BluetoothSIG’s official twitter account, however, the label had been attached:

New Phone product from Samsung B7620 Giorgio Armani 2 #BluetoothEPL

Here’s everything we know so far:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1
  • 800mhz CPU
  • Dedicated Graphics
  • SMS, MMS, Email, RSS, IM, WAP 2.0/xHTML
  • FM Radio
  • A-GPS
  • “Work” and “Life” mode
  • MP3/WAV/e-AAC+/WMA/AMR audio
  • DivX/XviD/MPEG4/3gp/H.263/H.264 video
  • According to MobileCowboys, this thing is packing a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Not too shabby on the spec front, though Windows Mobile 6.1 seems like a strange pick. 6.1 is already on its last leg – by the time this handset launches, we’d imagine that it’ll be on its deathbed with 6.5 now leading the WinMo household.

[Via BGR]