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Samsung to cover other end of ICS spectrum with low cost handset featuring BlackBerry-esque QWERTY

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Samsung to cover other end of ICS spectrum with low cost handset featuring BlackBerry-esque QWERTY
The low-priced Samsung GT-B5330

The low-priced Samsung GT-B5330

Samsung already has one end of the Ice Cream Sandwich spectrum covered with the high-end Samsung Galaxy S III. Now, it appears that the Korean manufacturer has the other end covered with the Samsung GT-B5330. This is a low end model that according to GLBenchmarks will have Android 4.0.4 installed out of the box. The benchmark site also reveals that the phone will have a processor clocked at 850MHz under the hood.

Other specs were revealed from the Chinese certification process including a QVGA resolution screen of unknown size, 3G connectivity, and a BlackBerry-esque physical portrait QWERTY keyboard. We can't say for sure what countries the GT-B5330 will be offered in, and therefore we can't give you any pricing or launch details at the moment. 

source: SammyHub via Phandroid

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posted on 02 Jul 2012, 09:38 2

1. akbar (Posts: 62; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)


Very bad they have removed the optical touchpad from last years B5510. Also no flash (I want it for the torch not for the photos)
Are we going to see reasonably specked, with decent resolution (640x480 at least) landscape QWERTY device with Android, which is real competitor to Bold 9900. I am sick and tired of this low-spec crap.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 09:48 6

2. AndrewRamirez (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


Why create crap phones like this instead of updating phones like the GALAXY W to ICS??? WHY SAMSUNG, WHY?!? ):(

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 10:08 2

3. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


This looks like a phone from 2006.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 10:21 2

4. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


rubbish

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 11:52 1

5. SleepingOz (unregistered)


FUGLY!

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 12:31 1

6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5596; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


we need more high-end portrait keyboard phones. Droid Pro 2 anyone?

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