Friday morning welcomed the release of the Samsung SCH-i760 which I have been coveting for the past year. The Windows Mobile 6 phone includes a 1.3 MP camera and a landscape sliding keyboard. The i760 also packs in Wifi and EVDO into a package just about half as thick as my current i730. You can find out more information about the Samsung SCH-i760 on my resource page.
I ordered mine on Friday morning for $99 plus tax. This is down from the retail price of $519. A two year agreement will drop the price to $399 and if you can use your New Every 2 and the online discount the price is dropped to $199. Take note that some users are having trouble getting the NE2 and Online Discount to combine! If you are a user of Verizon’s data package you can get the ADD discount dropping the phone to $99. You may or may not be able to use the mail in rebate to get your price down to $49 for a Windows Mobile 6 smartphone.
Well after following the Samsung SCH-i760 scene for 9-10 months now and sitting through so many dates we could be considered a couple, a real date is surfacing in many locations. At this point it is still a rumor but October 19th looks to be the release date for B2B and internet sales of the SCH-i760. This date has been kicked around the pdaphonehome.com Samsung i760 rumor thread, which was so long it had to be split into two threads, for the last week.
This has also been supplemented be a posting of more Verizon Phone release dates on the Boy Genius Reports. The list has the i760 at the bottom slated for October 19th and even includes Verizon’s “iPhone killer” due out November 18th.
If you need to whet your appetite more head over to sixftunda’s blog where he has been covering the 760 in great detail after he picked one up during the early release last month. His postings include reviews, accessories, battery life, and some software information. I am quite jealous of him.