The Samsung Black Jack II, or Samsung SGH-i617, is a smartphone available through AT&T in the United States. Canadian version, SGH-i616 is marketed as "Samsung Jack" by Rogers and Fido.
The phone has since been succeeded by the Samsung Epix.
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 Black Berry.
A month later the two parties settled out of court.
It is currently available from Cingular Wireless and can access this carrier’s 3G cellular-wireless network.
This is a GSM phone with support for the 2.5G standard EDGE.
The update will be available as a free desktop download from Samsung's Web site and brings such enhancements as the full Microsoft Office Mobile Suite for viewing and editing documents, more robust calendaring, and support for HTML e-mail.
You'll also get added capability for , the carrier's video-calling service. Also, don't forget to backup all your data since performing this update will wipe your smartphone, and you'll have to reinstall any applications you've downloaded to your device.
That’s why it is necessary for the Black Jack to be synchronized with a PC before the update is installed, as this will backup all the data stored on it.