Running the 2008 Olympics with Windows Mobile

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Samsung, the “official Olympic sponsor for wireless communications equipment,” has provided Olympic officials with a number of mobile devices designed to connect to the “Wireless Olympic Works” (WOW) network developed in conjunction with Atos Origin. WOW offers real-time schedules, results, weather information, email, and instant messaging to Olympic officials.

One of these devices (used by VIPs), is the Samsung SGH-i688 running Windows Mobile 6.

As reported by WindowsForDevices,

While Samsung provided relatively few details of the SGH-i688 itself — its processor and RAM complement are unannounced, for example — the device features a 2.8-inch touchscreen display and a Chinese edition of Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional. It can recognize Chinese characters drawn on screen, and provides “haptic” vibratory feedback in response to inputs, according to the company.

Additional SGH-i688 features are said to include an autofocus camera with flash, both TD-SCDMA and GSM connectivity, and an FM receiver that is capable of recording programs.

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002. Read more about Adam Lein!