Samsung IP-830w on Sprint: World Phone, Smart Slider, First Look

If you're a world traveler, you might want to take a look at this Sprint IP-830w "world phone," a sliding Samsung smartphone with a 320x240 touchscreen, an SD memory card slot, and a 520MHz Intel PXA 272 CPU. Our buddy Dave at Mobility Today took a First Look at it and liked what he saw. He also grabbed lots of close-up shots for you cellphone-porn lovers.

In case you didn't see Jason's astute assessment of the phone when Sprint introduced it a couple of weeks ago, this one will compete with the crowd of smartphones populated by the likes of the Treo 700wx and Motorola Q, but there's a major difference: it runs on Sprint's CDMA network and you can also use it on almost any GSM/GPRS network anywhere in the world as long as you have a prepaid SIM.

It's not bad looking, either, but it is a bit heavy at 6.4 ounces. No word on pricing or availability yet.

First Look: Sprint IP-830w Worldphone [Mobility Today]