Samsung GALAXY Pro announced, a BlackBerry-esque candybar phone
posted by Alex I. / Mar 07, 2011, 7:49 AM
This phone is a BlackBerry-esque candybar device with a four-row physical QWERTY, a 2.8-inch capacitive screen in landscape, 800MHz processor and a 3MP camera. The Samsung GALAXY Pro will be powered by Froyo, and Samsung TouchWiz UI will be on top of it. Moreover, this phone will be a portable hotspot.
There is no info when this handset will be released, but it's confirmed that the UK carrier Three will offer it when it's available.
source: Three via Samsung Hub
Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 16, 2009
crappy droid pro
posted on Mar 07, 2011, 8:44 AM 0
not even close...the pro is actually a high end smartphone plus the screen is still pretty large and aimed at business men and women, this phone is clearly aimed at teens and new android users looking for a qwerty keyboard and pocketable size. if anything its a copy of the flip out or the charm....which i think did pretty well....good enough for moto to make two anyways.....just because you need/want a high end/ super powerful phone doesnt mean everyone else does. this just isnt aimed for your target market...dont dis it! Although I would not buy it either...im getting a thunderbolt.
posted on Mar 07, 2011, 6:50 PM 0
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Midrange, not a great looking device. Who are they marketing this to? Android fans will want the Droid Pro, professionals will still want a new Blackberry, which will be releasing new phones in the next 3 quarters. Strange decision from Samsung.
posted on Mar 07, 2011, 2:52 PM 0
its probably headed towards teens and people who are new to android, dont need an android but still want one, someone that wants email and facebook and just to search the web or a few youtube vids. I think it will do well like the motorola flip out and the moto charm, it worked well enough for them to make two...
posted on Mar 07, 2011, 6:42 PM 0
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If aimed at teens and first time buyers, a catchy name would be it's hook. Galaxy Pro puts it square in the thought process of professionals, not first time buyers. Be interesting to see what it is packaged as when it is released here. If you are right, it will be a fun, simple packaged phone at a low price.
posted on Mar 08, 2011, 1:20 PM 0
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Oh not at Alllllllllllllllllllllll a copy of the droid pro
posted on Mar 07, 2011, 4:36 PM 0
not even close...the pro is actually a high end smartphone plus the screen is still pretty large and aimed at business men and women, this phone is clearly aimed at teens and new android users looking for a qwerty keyboard and pocketable size. if anything its a copy of the flip out or the charm....which i think did pretty well....good enough for moto to make two anyways.
posted on Mar 07, 2011, 6:45 PM 0
Posts: 119; Member since: Jul 27, 2009
This phone is clearly a result of Samsung and Google's approach to the cellular industry; put out a large number of different devices on the market with varying form factors and hardware specifications, or essentially, make enough different devices to appeal to every potential market sector. Low screen and camera resolution? An effort to keep costs down; few people would pay $149-$199 on contract for this phone regardless of how sharp the screen is or how good its camera is. I personally don't find the phone compelling, but there are undoubtedly people who will find it an attractive buy. Samsung and Google do a great job with their strategy. They may only sell 5,000 or these, but they won't make more than 5,000 either. If you make 100 different devices and sell out each one, regardless of low numbers in the face of competition, your coming out ahead on the bottom line. If this thing is released for $49 or less on contract, they'll sell.
posted on Mar 07, 2011, 7:14 PM 1
i was searching for correct model name and number i am stil not sure about its legal standard model given by Samsung company is called Galaxy Pro 181Tech Specs. however easy to remember as (Samsung Candybar QWERTY 2.2 froyo Android) i feel this will be good business phone it gave me feeling that its 50/50 balanced designed modeled like iPhone. 50% of the space is covers by QWERTY buttons , like mini laptop in your hand. :) rest 50% is display that has touch screen. i always admire this balance options. i wish it had Super AMOLED touch screen with long battery life. coz i am sure many browse from their mobile phone than on their laptop. Globally these days people are use mobile phone to browse, Google search or mobile Google maps GPS. or social networking through Facebook i am sure it has easy facility to back up all your contact numbers for free from your old phone to your new ( Samsung candybar android 2.2 Froyo ) . ___________________________________________ Samsung noted that the device will also have up to 11 hours of talk time & 620 hours of standby time. _____________________ Samsung CandyBar (Android 2.2 froyo) Galaxy Pro 181Tech Specs samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9100 QWERTY The new Galaxy S Pro features a nice 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen display. Under the chassis lies an 800Mhz processor and the phone sports a 3 megapixel camera at the back. The new Galaxy Pro is the first candy bar form factor smartphone running Android in the Galaxy family. Other features include Wi-Fi and Social Hub premium. From the features, it looks like this phone will cost around Rs. 15,000 or $350. Samsung Galaxy Pro Mobile Phone Specifications Quad Band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz 3G HSPA 900/2100 MHz Android Foryo v2.2 OS 800MHz Processor 2.8-inch Capacitive Touchscreen Display 2 GB Memory Card included Expandable up to 32GB Instant Messenger/Push E-mail/MMS Four-row Full QWERTY keyboard Candy bar form factor 3 Megapixel camera with Autofocus (without flash) Wireless LAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g Social Hub Premium for Facebook, Twitter access TouchWiz User Interface Music Player Video Player High speed 3G connectivity Bluetooth miniUSB ___________ Samsung Galaxy Pro Mobile Phone Price in India:-Samsung Galaxy Pro Price in India is not revealed yet. It is coming soon. Samsung Galaxy Pro is a large 2.8-inch touchscreen Android Mobile With Full QWERTY keypad A reasonable price. Samsung Galaxy Pro is a business series mobile phone with touch & type (quick) feature for fast and convenient communication with 3G/HSDPA connectivity, powered by 800MHz Processor and Android Foryo v2.2 OS. ________________________________ Galaxy Pro 181Tech Specs Processor 800MHZ Operating System Android 2.2 Froyo Display Screen Touchscreen Camera 3.0MP Wi-Fi Yes 3G Yes Bluetooth Yes FM Radio/ MP3/MP4 Player Yes PRICE Unknown ( i guess its would be less than $400 or less than Rs. 18,000 /- ) hopefully around Rs. 15,000 /- or $350
posted on Mar 08, 2011, 4:43 PM 0
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