Samsung i600 Smartphone

This is a collection of links and tips for the Samsung i600 Smartphone with Windows Mobile 2003. I use the Sprint version, and I am extremely happy, since I was able to stop lugging my Axim around.

Communities and News

i600 forum on the pdaPhoneHome site. Proved to be very useful to me.

Samsung has a  support site for i600 with tips and updates. It has a developer section (requires free registration, currently not really populated).

MSmobiles: News and information on MS PDAs and smartphones. Especially recommended are the Catalog > Microsoft Smartphone > Microsoft employees say about Microsoft smartphone... >  and Catalog > Microsoft Smartphone > Microsoft Smartphone freeware - free software > sections.

List of Windows Mobile Communities on the Microsoft site.

Less Relevant

SmartPhoneAdvice - another site for smartphone information.

MoDaCo contains some useful generic goodies, but requires (free) registration to get them.

MoDaCo Phone Edition sadly misses the i600 specifics.

Tips

t9 Dictionary

t9 is а somewhat convenient way to enter the text into the phone, yet the dictionary lacks the Russian names all-important to me J - thus editing the dictionary is important.

Location of the t9 custom dictionary is storage\application data\system\mst9.udb

A free t9 editor can be found on the MoDaCo site (note that you need registration to download).

Hard Reset

  • Remove the battery for 5-10 secs.
  • Put the battery back on
  • Hold down the # and the 6 key, then press END while continuing to hold the other two buttons
  • Then press the left soft key to begin the hard reset
  • Now leave the phone alone for 5-10 minutes

Customization

Online customization center by Sprint

Art of creating home screens is explained in MSDN.

Adding item to Start menu:

Find the file and create a shortcut. Cut and paste the shortcut to \Storage\windows\Start Menu\Accessories.

Miscellany

i640

A better i600 is called i640/i645. It will support EVDO.

Program Construction Codes

MSDN Articles on Application Deployment, Code Signing,

M2M Certification