the previous two videoviews of Samsung's first
Android smartphone, this
videoview features the unboxing of the final Samsung
GT-I7500 which is
available since this week from
O2 Germany. While the previous two videoviews
featured an early marketing sample with a pre-release firmware only, the Samsung
Galaxy is now done and available; at least in Germany. The Galaxy isn't a "Google Experience Phone", like the
T-Mobile G1 or the
Vodafone HTC Magic,
but you will not find any differences in terms of the Android
user interface. The only real difference is, that neither Samsung nor O2 Germany
will push firmware updates over the air but it has to be done by flashing the
device through USB.
The Samsung Galaxy now features micro USB and a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
and therefore both, the charger/USB cable as well as the stereo headset can be
replaced with non-Samsung accessories; a positive development. Furthermore the
Samsung comes with a plastic pouch (not the best looking one but it protects the
device) as well as a CD-ROM with drivers and other utilities.
The Samsung Galaxy GT-I7500 is now available from O2 Germany and it's neither
SIM- nor Net-Locked and can be used with virtually any SIM card.
Cheers ~ Arne