earlier already, AT&T just officially announced the Samsung Propel Pro
messaging smartphone, together with a new and a fresh new lineup of smartphones
and quick messaging phones that make it easier for customers to message with
friends and family and manage their business and personal lives on-the-go. The
Propel Pro is a full-QWERTY silver and chrome compact slider smartphone, running
Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard. It allows users to run full enterprise applications on the
same platform they use to text and send photos. Evolving from the popular
Samsung Propel, business users and consumers looking for a full-feature smartphone with WiFi will look to the Propel Pro.
The Samsung Propel Pro features quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and triband UMTS/HSDPA
at 850/1900/2100 MHz as well as WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.0. It's powered by a
Qualcomm CPU at 528 MHz and is backed-up by 256 MB ROM and 128MB RAM which can
be expanded by microSD cards. The non-touchscreen 2.55" display features a
screen resolution of 320 x 320 pixels and the autofocus camera supports 3.0
megapixel. The (locked) internal GPS receiver can be used for turn-by-turn
directions with AT&T Navigator. Quite unusual for a Windows Mobile smartphone is
the trackball in addition to the Windows Mobile Standard buttons like Home/Back,
The Samsung Propel Pro will be available on contract in April for US$ 149.99.
If the Samsung Propel Pro will be released outside the U.S. as well is uncertain
today. At least, Samsung hasn't made any global announcements yet.
Cheers ~ Arne