"Video Killed the Radio Star" is a song that marked a profound change in the music industry, and now smartphones are doing something similar with the mobile business, taking over the good old feature phones.
That's not to say that the feature phones are to become extinct, and the Samsung Star proved just that, selling around 30 million units since its release back in 2009. Now its successor - the Samsung Star II - is announced, and it's surely hoping to find a similar degree of success.
The Samsung Star II will offer some goodies like a 3-inch screen with a WQVGA resolution (240x400) and a 3.2MP camera, as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB connectivity options.
It seems the biggest advantages of this phone are nothing else than Samsung's TouchWiz UI, which allows users to customize their experience, and the heavy social networking integration that comes preinstalled on the Star II thanks to Samsung's Social Hub.
The phone also comes preloaded with apps for Facebook and Twitter, so chances are all your social networking needs will be covered.
The phone will be available from February 2011 in Germany, followed by other European countries, CIS, South America, India and Middle East. There is no official word how much it will cost, but rumours indicate that the retail price will be around $162 (€125).