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PHOTOVIEW: Samsung GT-I7500 Galaxy Android Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 20.05.09 - 14:21:36 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 35372x
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With the upcoming release of the GT-I7500 Galaxy, Samsung is the first mobile phone manufacture among the global top three to unveil an Android-based smartphone. Running on Android 1.5 (aka Cupcake), the I7500 supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/1700/2100 MHz as well as Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, WiFi b/g and GPS. It's featuring a - for Android smartphones yet - unique AMOLED 3.2" HVGA (320x480) touchscreen as well as a 5 megapixel autofocus camera. Last but not least, the I7500 sports a 3.5 mm headset jack and - finally - a standard micro USB jack for charging the device.

While the I7500 Galaxy isn't a so called "Google Experience Phone", it nevertheless features all the Google applications, typical Experience Phones like the T-Mobile G1 or Vodafone's HTC Magic feature as well including Google Maps, Talk, YouTube as well as the Android Market and Google's Webkit based Android web browser.
Contrary to the above mentioned HTC Android smartphones, the I7500 features a more traditional D-Pad as well as a couple of hardware keys on the front and side:






Not yet released, it's expected that the Samsung GT-I7500 Galaxy will be available across Europe within the next two month or so. A couple of European carriers, incl. O2 Germany and French Bouygues Telecom announced upcoming launches already.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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