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Samsung Announces Its First Android Phone

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Apr 27, 2009, 7:31 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Apr 28, 2009, 4:19 PM

Today Samsung announced the i7500, its first phone running Google's Android platform. The i7500 will have a 3.2-inch AMOLED touch screen, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, and 8GB of built-in memory. It also has a microSD memory card slot for additional storage (up to 32GB). The i7500 is quad-band GSM/EDGE, tri-band 900/1700/2100MHz HSDPA 7.2Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps 3G and Wi-Fi. Notably, the i7500 will support T-Mobile USA's 3G network. It will be available via European network operators starting in June. Pricing was not disclosed.

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Apr 27, 2009, 9:56 AM


Samsung was supposed to do their first Android phone for Sprint. I guess technically they still can in the US...
Is Sprint part of the Open Handset Alliance? Eh?
I didn't think they were.
carmodboy99 said:
Samsung was supposed to do their first Android phone for Sprint. I guess technically they still can in the US...

This would be another great step for Sprint to acquire an Android handset. I feel t...
I think that it will be the Samsung Dash.

Apr 27, 2009, 9:53 PM

Wish it had a physical keyboard...

it would make it perfect.
While I tend to agree all that would be heard is

"This thing is friggin huge! Not sleek like the iPhone"

Apr 27, 2009, 9:50 AM


When will AT&T get a Google Phone?

I love Windows Mobile, but I would love to have choices
They would have to join the Open Phone Alliance (or "Open Source Alliance" I can't remeber which it is Confused ). And AT&T probably won't do that because of Apple andthe iPhone.
T Mobster

Apr 27, 2009, 3:10 PM

Nice phone...

I'd rock that
yeah pretty sweet. If the att ppl are sweating it they could always unlock to rock. Theres a good slogan.

Unlock to ROCK!(c)
ecycled 2009

this should be the 3rd unlocked phone with band IV 3G
Pharos 137
nokia 5330
samsung I7500, Anycall I7508 for Asian market

Apr 27, 2009, 1:29 PM

Going to T-mobile

I have read a Samsung Android is going to T-Mobile by July. This is most likely the phone.
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