While i'm not exactly sure what's going on with some of these code names (Behold? Eternal? Huh?), I am sure of this: Samsung Mobile's bustin' out all over with their Xmas-time lineup of new phones for US carriers. Here's a little summary for you, best as I can cobble it out of truth, rumors, and other stuff that's just across the line from pure fiction:
- T919 "Behold" (T-Mobile): This one's all but a lock. TouchWiz UI on a non-smartphone. 5MP camera. Probably 3G and WiFi, probably not HotSpot@Home. Latest 'intel' (heh) puts it at $149 on contract in mid-November.
- a867 "Eternal" (AT&T): Just hitting the Web yesterday, this could be a T919 for AT&T, more or less. Add Mobile TV, trim the cam back to 3.2MP, and there you go. Whatever you call it, it looks like another high-end multimedia dumbphone running TouchWiz.
- i900L (AT&T): The "Omnia for the US Saga" roils on. The original Omnia is the i900, and the i900L just passed FCC muster with WCDMA 850/1900 - aka AT&T ready 3G - onboard. So it looks like we might see that branded Omnia in the States after all. Which begs the question: So what's the i907, then?
- i907 "Epix" (AT&T): Blackjack III, even though it won't be called BJ 3. Candybar smartphone with touchscreen, full QWERTY, optical thumb mouse, HSDPA, and WinMo 6.1.
- "Propel" (AT&T): Dunno much here. Endadget Mobile says late October release. Okey-dokey.
- a637 (AT&T): This one just got official today. Candybar with 3G, Mobile TV, XM Radio, 1.3MP camera.
- "Sway" (VZW): Low-end, ultra-slim slider that lacks EV-DO.
- "Rant"(Sprint): LG Rumor-style messaging phone with QWERTY keyboard
- "Highnote" (Sprint): Music-centric sliderphone
Okay, okay, what'd I miss? I mean, besides those super cool Samsungs that will never, ever make it to a US carrier?