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If you thought that Samsung was going to put on the brakes a bit coming out of Mobile World Congress then you’re sorely mistaken. Today sees the company announcing yet another Android device in the few days following the annual conference.
Samsung Mobile is aiming squarely at the international market with the newest release, the diminutive Galaxy Pocket. Featuring a 2.8-inch display, the smartphone is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread and an 832MHz processor. Additional specs include 3GB internal storage, a rear 2-megapixel camera, and your other average Android hardware. We don’t expect to see much of a price tag for the Galaxy Pocket, nor do we anticipate seeing it stateside.
SAMSUNG INTRODUCES THE GALAXY POCKET
New addition to the Galaxy portfolio provides affordable option for customers
6th March 2012, London, UK – Samsung Electronics today announces the latest addition to its Android powered Galaxy portfolio, the Galaxy Pocket. Featuring AndroidTM 2.3, this new smartphone offers those on the lookout for a new handset, a stylish portable option.
The Galaxy Pocket’s slim design makes it ideal for use whilst on the move and features a 2.8” display so that content and images can be viewed easily. The device features an upgraded TouchWiz user interface making menu navigation a smooth and efficient experience.
Connecting with others and sharing content is quick and easy thanks to the Galaxy Pocket’s social networking and communication features. Samsung’s ChatON cross-platform communication service connects all phone users into a single community, enabling spontaneous messaging, group chatting and content sharing so customers can stay in touch more easily.
In addition, the Galaxy Pocket’s Social Hub enables owners to see their Instant Messaging, social network and email communications in a single inbox for added convenience when they are travelling to and from work or out shopping.
The Galaxy Pocket offers 3GB of user memory, which can be expanded by a SD memory card up to an additional 32GB, for applications, MP3 files and photos, as well as an in-built FM radio which can be tuned into a favourite station. Integrated high-speed Wi-Fi and HSDPA 3.6 connectivity mean multimedia content can be downloaded fast and keep owners entertained whilst they’re out and about.
Simon Stanford, Vice President, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division: “With the Samsung Galaxy Pocket, we are building on the features we know our customers enjoy and get the most out of. This new device adds further breadth to the choice of smartphones we currently offer and provides a smartphone experience for even more customers at an affordable price.”
The Galaxy Pocket will be available in the UK later this year.
Samsung Galaxy Pocket Product Specifications:
Network - HSDPA 3.6UMTS 900/2100
Processor: 832MHz Processor
Display: 2.8” QVGA(240×320) TN LCD
OS: Android 2.3(Gingerbread)
Camera: Main(Rear): 2 Megapixel Fixed Focus Camera
Samsung TouchWiz UX, Samsung Apps, Samsung Kies, Social Hub, Integrated Messaging(Email, SNS), Contacts, Calendar Sync, Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
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