Orange UK Still blocking Windows Mobile 6 on the Samsung Blackjack?

Is it a conspiricy? I think so….

If you visit the Samsung upgrade site ( you can download Windows Mobile 6 (WM6) for your Samsung SGH-i600, so long as you don’t live in the UK.

The only provider for the Euro version of the Blackjack in the UK is Orange, and they seem to have an agreement with all the manufacturers that ensures that the software on the phones is branded, and sometimes crippled!

If you visit the site, you will see that many countries are now supported… but alas no UK 🙁


Countries now supported; Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands (Holland), Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine – in addition, it appears that Austria and Italy will be available soon as well.

Windows Mobile 5 and 6 Comparison 

I also found a great comparison document that shows the differences between Windows Mobile 5 and 6

Windows Mobile 5 and 6 ThumbClick on the Thumbnail to open the full PDF document in a new window.

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