Samsung releases new Android phone

Source: PC World
Source: PC World

Today, Samsung officially released its latest addition to its Android-powered roster, the Galaxy Spica. The sale however, is only in Europe and no word yet as to when or how much it will be in US.

Although this new smartphone from Samsung runs on the older Version 1.5 (Cupcake) Google Android OS (compared to the Motorola Droid’s 2.0), it is the first Android handset to support DivX video without the need for conversion.

The Galaxy Spica features a 3.2-inch touch screen, a 3.2 megapixel camera and an 800MHz processor. The handset can also support up to 32GB of memory through its microSD slot and has a 3.5mm headphone jack, allowing you to carry just one set of headphones. 😉

“The Samsung Galaxy Spica, powered by Android, is the perfect fit for users who want to enjoy a powerful and fast mobile experience.” JK Shin, Samsung executive vice president and mobile communications head, said.

The Samsung Galaxy Spica is a follow-up to the company’s Android-powered Galaxy smartphone.


Verizon and Google team up against iPhone

Credit: Verizon

A lot of peeps may not be happy with Apple and AT&T’s exclusive marriage with the iPhone but the duo still proves a formidable force to reckon with. So to keep things interesting in the market (and of course, keep up with the competition J ), Verizon and Google has teamed up to come up with two Android-powered phones and the availability of the Google Voice service to Verizon’s network.

According to the two, they will be co-developing phones and “innovative applications” and will also be working together in marketing and developing both.

Google Voice, famously dumped rejected refused by Apple, will be made available in all Android-powered Verizon handsets. The release of these handsets is expected be in a matter of weeks.

“The nation’s best wireless broadband network is a perfect complement to the innovation of Android-powered services and devices,” Lowell McAdam, CEO of Verizon Wireless, said this week. “Together, we’ll work to deliver a compelling new experience to our customers.”

Google also has good things to say about their partnership with Verizon.

“The Android platform allows Verizon Wireless customers to experience faster and easier access to the web from any location,” said Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO of Google. “Through this partnership, we hope to deliver greater innovation in the mobile space to consumers across the U.S.”

Hmmn, I’m already looking forward to what these two giants could come up. Are you? 🙂


Behold II: T-Mobile reveals first Android phone from Samsung

T-Mobile is definitely serious in making its way up to the top of U.S. carriers’ list and what better way to do it than increasing its number of  its Android phones? And so they did. The company has just announced that it plans to introduce Samsung’s first ever Android phone.

Samsung’s Behold has come a pretty long way from its first release last year. From being just a featurephone, it has evolved to an Authentic Android-powered smartphone.

The Behold II features a 3.20inch AMOLED touch screen display, WiFi, Bluetooth and a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash as well as video recording capabilities.

Like its predecessor, the Behold II also uses Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.

No word yet from Samsung or T-Mobile as to how much the Behold II is gonna cost and exactly when it will be available. T-Mobile does say that it’ll be available “in time for the holidays”.


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