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Grabbed some hands-on time with Samsung's i830 smartphone—and had trouble putting it down. It's a quad-band Windows Mobile unit outfitted with EVDO. It has 64MB internal memory / 128MB Flash and an expansion slot. The screen is 2.8-inches and 65K color TFT, touch-sensitive too. Slide the 5.2-inch top vertically to reveal the full QWERTY keyboard. The keys are a bit smaller, I think, than the ones on the Treo 700w. The i830 is a bit thinner (.6-inches) and the same weight (6.4 ounces) as the Treo 650, but it lacks a camera (!!) and has a slightly lesser screen at 240 x 320 pixels. But if I was considering buying a Treo 700w, I would take a serious look at the i830 first. It's available January 12, pricing TBA.

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