Beating the Apple iPhone to the punch will require more than just 3G connectivity, slim dimensions and a higher megapixel count put Ultra Smarttogether.

But what if you've got a phone with all three features with touch-screen and - a pause is called for at this point - a slide-out QWERTY keyboard all packed... another pause... in a slim design?

Samsung have just announced their latest Ultra offering and the F700, which is a smartphone with slide-out keyboard, HSDPA, a 5.0 MP camera and touch-screen, and built-in Wi-Fi, looks like an iPhone killer if there has ever been such a thing.

The QWERTY keyboard looks absolutely fantastic with big keys, minus the peripherals a separate row for numerals, F-functions, arrow keys, etc. The 2.78-inch touch-sensitive screen uses a Flash-based user interface, which will be a welcome site for Web addicts. Virtual controls will have enhanced usability because of VibeTonz.

More info, especially with regards to pricing and date of availability, next month during the 3GSM World Congress.