Behold the Samsung Croix (Croix is French for cross).
It almost looks like an iPhone. It has a touch screen. It has a nifty (Flash based?) interface that already has won the iF Design Award. The camera is a 3 MP (or even 5 MP). It has a MicroSD expansion slot. It is 3G and it even has a large, slide out QWERTY Keyboard.
It will be released in the UK with Vodafone in October.
Problem is: there is nowhere on the web where this device is being demoed!
Samsung seem to have learned some lessons from Apple: The name of this phone is no longer “SGH-F700” but simply “Croix” (let’s hope so at least). But they definitely don’t have a Steve Jobs, to demo the device to millions of willing buyers.
Samsung have elevated their brand to new heights over the past decade, but they still can’t play in Apple’s league. (Is there anyone who can play in Apple’s league anyway?)
I would love to see this device in action, but I got on the web was a bunch of cool images. Nothing more. I want to see how this Croix interface really works. How good is the web browser? How good is the media players? How easy is email? How consistent are the different apps? How fast is the camera? Etc, etc..
So please Samsung: demo the damn thing!
Read these related posts on 360east:
- The Samsung F700 is the iPhone killer (or is it?)
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- iPhone Jordan launch REALLY nears
- iPhone dismembered (not for the faint at heart)
- iPhone in the stores today
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