Summer isn't just for movie sequels anymore, it could also be known as the season of cell phone sequels. On Monday, less than two weeks after it announced the Intensity II, Samsung stepped up and unveiled the Eternity II and Flight II for AT&T. As with most sequels, the new handsets attempt to expand on the story of the original installment, but whether they will succeed remains to be seen.
The Eternity II follows the release of the original Eternity by almost two years. Like its predecessor, the Eternity II has a touch screen and doesn't have a physical keyboard. The blue color scheme is unique, but it largely resembles its parent in other respects.
The Eternity II's midrange feature set doesn't break much new ground, though it makes a strong case for multimedia. On the upside, you'll find the usual messaging and AT&T Mobile Music, a digital music player, a full HTML Web browser, Bluetooth 2.1, AT&T Mobile TV, a personal organizer, and GPS with support for AT&T Navigator. Also, as a 3G quad-band world phone, the Eternity II supports the carrier's music download and streaming video services. However, we're disappointed that Samsung lowered the Eternity II's camera resolution from 3 megapixels to 2 megapixels. That's not what you want from a sequel. … Read more