Another visit to the Cingular store, and this time Ernest helped me with the Samsung BlackJack. The Samsung BlackJack resembles the Motorola Q especially the Motorola Q Black that was released late last year. I am eager to find out how it compares with the Motorola Q and T-Mobile Dash which I have used previously in the 81-day-experiment.
At least for now and until I gain more experience with the BlackJack in the next 9 days, my expectation is that my experience with the Samsung BlackJack from Cingular is going to be very similar to that with the Motorola Q from Verizon and Sprint, and the T-Mobile Dash from T-Mobile. It seems to me that if you are in the market for a “light” Windows Mobile smartphone, and if you are a Verizon or Sprint customer (and would like to continue with their service), you are likely to pick the Motorola Q, and if you’re a T-Mobile customer and want to stick to T-Mobile, you are likely to go with the T-Mobile Dash, and similarly if you are a Cingular customer, you are likely to go with the Samsung BlackJack.
My gym friend Gordon, who is considering the BlackJack, mentioned that his colleagues are happy with the BlackJack fast performance and high-speed internet access. Could the fast performance be an edge that the BlackJack has over the Motorola Q and T-Mobile Dash? I am curious about that, especially that one of the complaints I had recently about the T-Mobile Dash--after using it for several month, relates to its slow performance, especially going into my address book and looking up addresses.
And you can see in the following photos that the BlackJack is slightly narrower than the Q and the Dash:
The experiment continues with the Samsung BlackJack from Cingular taking the center stage for the next 9 days. Hope you will visit us again.