Archive | April, 2009

Samsung Announces First Android Device

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world’s second largest cellphone maker, today unveiled the I7500, its first Android-powered mobile phone. With the launch, Samsung becomes the first company among the global top three mobile phone manufacturers to unveil an Android-powered phone.

“Samsung is among the earliest members of the Open Handset Alliance and has been actively moving forward to introduce the most innovative Android mobile phone,” said JK Shin, Executive Vice President and Head of Mobile Communication Division in Samsung Electronics. “With Samsung’s accumulated technology leadership in mobile phone industry and our consistent strategy to support every existing operating system, I believe that Samsung provides the better choices and benefits to our consumers” he added.

The I7500, a touch screen smartphone, offers a 5 megapixel camera and 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and WiFi connectivity, that gives users access to all of Google’s services.

Samsung said that the phone would be available in major European countries in June. No word on pricing.

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