Samsung BlackJack

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Samsung SGH-i607 (BlackJack)
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
Compatible networksGSM 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS, HSDPA, EDGE, and GPRS
SuccessorBlackJack II
Form factorBar
Dimensions4.45" × 2.32" × 0.4"
Mass3.5 oz
Operating systemWindows Mobile 5.0
CPU220 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP 1710
Memory64 MB RAM, 128 MB ROM
Removable storagemicroSD
Battery3.7 Volt Lithium-ion, 1,200 mAhSize: 4.45×2.32×0.4 inches
Display320 x 240 px, 2.25 inches
Rear camera1.3 megapixel
ConnectivityBluetooth 2.0
Data inputsQWERTY keypad

The Samsung BlackJack, or Samsung SGH-i607, is a smartphone that was available through AT&T in the United States and Telstra in Australia.


Specifications from the Samsung website:[1]

Brand controversy[edit]

In January 2007 Research In Motion, creators of the BlackBerry handhelds, filed suit in United States federal court claiming the BlackJack trademark was too similar to the BlackBerry mark.[6] They alleged that Samsung had named their smartphone with a word beginning with "Black" just to mislead the customers that would come to the cellphone stores with the intention to purchase a BlackBerry. A month later the two parties settled out of court.[7] In January 2008, Rogers Wireless and Fido Solutions released the Blackjack II in Canada under the name Jack.

Hardware defect[edit]

For handsets manufactured between November 2006 and February 2007, there is a known defect in the antenna assembly, causing a large number of dropped calls.[8]


The successor to the BlackJack was the Samsung BlackJack II. It was available in the U.S. for AT&T and in Canada for Rogers.


  • Award Winner from CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association). "Best hardware from Smartphone/PDA category."[9]
  • Winner of comparison review from 'Samsung BlackJack and RIM BlackBerry 8800' by Cnet.[10]



  1. ^ "Samsung BlackJack spec sheet" (PDF). 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-02-04. Retrieved 2008-01-29.
  2. ^ "Details of Official Samsung Blackjack i607 Windows Mobile 6 Upgrade". Archived from the original on 2008-01-27.
  3. ^ PhoneDB. "Samsung SGH-i607 BlackJack - Device Specs - PhoneDB".
  4. ^ "Samsung SGH-i607 BlackJack reviews and technical details - Softpedia". Archived from the original on 2008-01-30. Retrieved 2008-01-30.
  5. ^ "Samsung BlackJack Review - Smartphone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review".
  6. ^ Gatlan, Sergiu (11 December 2006). "The End Is Near: BlackJack vs. BlackBerry". Softpedia. Retrieved 2007-07-26. RIM has sued Samsung for copyright infringement
  7. ^ Hardy, Ed (February 9, 2007). "RIM and Samsung Settle BlackJack Lawsuit". Brighthand. Retrieved 2007-07-26.
  8. ^ WirelessForeman. Details of AT&T Warranty Department Advisory. AT&T Mobility Retrieved on 2008-01-25
  9. ^ "CTIA Wireless Announces E-Tech Award Winners" (Press release). CTIA. March 28, 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-04-10. Retrieved 2007-07-03.
  10. ^ "CNET Prizefight: Samsung BlackJack vs. RIM BlackBerry 8800". CNET. Archived from the original on 2007-05-21.
  11. ^ Samsung Jack i637 officially announced by AT&T

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