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Samsung Galaxy Beam won't be shining with Froyo

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Samsung Galaxy Beam won't be shining with Froyo
The first commercially available phone with a built-in pico projector - the Samsung Galaxy Beam - is going the way of the Dodo bird. It has been on sale in Singapore since the summer, but no orders can be placed right now on the mobile carrier StarHub's website, as the units have probably sold out, and no new orders have been placed. Does Samsung plan to offer this thing outside of Singapore at all? We don't know.

That's too bad, we were really hoping to get a chance with the Beam. Even if you can't find use for the projector, it still has a 3.7" Super AMOLED screen, 720MHz CPU, Android 2.1 and 8MP camera with LED flash and HD video recording. Nothing to sneeze at, plus it has a 1800mAh battery because of the projector, and if you don't use it for that, it will serve you for long, happy hours.

With all the lights and action on the Galaxy S, Samsung has probably put any update and development plans for the Beam on the backburner. Samsung Singapore has confirmed that the handset is not on the schedule for an upgrade from Android 2.1 to Froyo, since it has a limited customer base, and that doesn't justify allocating resources to it. Yes, Samsung, we know your track record, just release the source code already, so Xda-devs can start working on it, ok? Have a look at the video below for the Galaxy Beam in projecting action.

Samsung Galaxy Beam Specifications

source: SamsungHub

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. JAysonLim (unregistered)

I am a Singaporean, i waited for the Galaxy Beam Stock for a few month already but there is still none! Really wish to have one soon!

posted on 29 Sep 2010, 05:43

2. LeoKai (unregistered)

Maybe StarHub to be the exclusive distributor for the Beam isn't a good thing at all. Or is it because of the Super AMOLED screen shortage?

posted on 29 Sep 2010, 05:48

3. YongxD (unregistered)

Nonono, i believe there is still some stock available with starhub. Go request the Starhub to check out which Starhub outlet still have the Remaining of the stock. Seen the Dummy Phone, the phone is really thick and heavy... maybe i'll stick with my Galaxy S :/

posted on 29 Sep 2010, 05:52

4. LeoKai (unregistered)

Up til now i have not seen anyone using a Beam before, Beam sure is limited in Singapore. Somemore the non-contract price of the Beam is SGD$1060+..... But the Projector will surely be s good feature. But of coz i will choose the Galaxy S than the Beam and Wave

posted on 24 Dec 2010, 05:36

5. peterBeijing (unregistered)

I bought my beam in August. I want to sell it. Who wants to buy it? email me: PeterKwongUSA@yahoo.com

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