After our disappointment with the iTunes phone, we really needed a bit of a pick-me-up. But we've been stung before, and as we've developed the capacity to learn, we're not going to get too excited about the prospect of a B&O/Samsung phone. Yet.
All we really know is that it'll be available in (adopt American accent) Q4 '05, which basically means some time pretty soon. The marketing bumf is awash with phrases like 'truly unique product', 'new mobile experience', 'breaks with conventional expectations', 'form and function' and 'simplicity', so we hope we don't have another Xelibri on our hands. We expect not to: Samsung mobiles and B&O kit tend not to disappoint.
Another given is that music playback (MP3 and WMA, most likely) will be augmented by B&O's ICEpower tech, which should mean class-leading audio capabilities.