Samsung to launch Android phone tomorrow

by Volker Weber

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This is going to be the Android phone you want if you need to buy one soon.

Update: On second thought this might not be about the 7500 Galaxy, but rather the Omnia Pro, a Windows Mobile device. The Galaxy specs are out, so there is not much reason for this PR effort.

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Update: Apparently they were talking up another proprietary dumb phone, the Samsung Jet. Yawn.

Comments

and if you're prepared to wait a bit longer?

John Ash, 2009-06-14

John: According to Google we'll have 18 Android phones by the end of the year. Even if you don't find a perfect phone, you might enjoy lower prices on the existing ones.

Since the Samsung site doesn't tell what kind of phone to expect, I'm guessing it's the Samsung Galaxy (aka i7500). 437,50 € seems quite reasonable, given the circulating specs: 5MP camera, LED flash, digital compass, SD card slot, 1500 mAh battery, AMOLED screen, Android.

I guess I want one. :-)

Since it's not a "Google experience" phone, I'm just hoping it doesn't feature a vendor lock-in bootloader, like some of the early Android phones.

Markus Thielmann, 2009-06-15

Google have been touting that number since at least September last year, so we shall see… Today’s launch does indeed look to be the i7500.

Given the current state of play with Android and the Pre, I’m disappointed that no vendor feels inclined to go for the media player aspect (as well as being a smart phone). The iPhone still stands alone there it would seem.

Ben Poole, 2009-06-15

If it is a Windows Mobile device, it wouldn't be Android, surely?

Jan-Piet Mens, 2009-06-15

(dumping core whilst trying to correlate post title and your update... :-)

Jan-Piet Mens, 2009-06-15

Ah OK, so may not be Android -related… which means the next Android-y event could be this one?

HTC announcement, June 24th

(Speculation is that the announcement will be about the forthcoming HTC Android handset, Hero, with “Rosie” UI).

Ben Poole, 2009-06-15

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