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Samsung Galaxy Q specs leaked; handset aimed at BlackBerry users

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Samsung Galaxy Q specs leaked; handset aimed at BlackBerry users
Samsung Galaxy Q specs leaked; handset aimed at BlackBerry users
Last month, we reported that according to the Korean Times, Samsung would go after BlackBerry's form factor with the Galaxy Q. Expected to be ready for the U.S. market by the end of the year, the specs of the device have leaked from Samsung Download support. The Galaxy Q is expected to launch with Android 2.2 out of the box, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor under the hood and quad-band GSM / tri-band 3G support. The 3 inch multi-touch display will be Super AMOLED with resolution of 720 x 480 pixels and the camera will be 8MP with LED flash and HD video recording. There will also be a front facing 1.3MP front-facing camera. To go after the BlackBerry nation would require strong messaging capabilities and the Galaxy Q will have a physical QWERTY keyboard and an optical keypad. The phone will have 16GB of internal memory expandable with the use of the microSD slot that accepts up to 32GB in additional space and a 1500mAh battery is expected to power the model. Will BlackBerry fans make the switch, or will the upcoming 9800 Slider keep current 'Berry users right where they are?

source: SamsungHub

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. xtroid2k (Posts: 534; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)

Will blackberry fans make the switch. I doubt it because most people who use blackberry use it for buisness and those buisness are not about to throw away their blackberry infrastructure for an unproven handset. Anyway for the general crowd; I could possibly see a switch especially with the front facing camera

posted on 26 Jul 2010, 11:15

2. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)

Could have been a high-end entertainment smartphone taking out the 3" tiny display... Maybe Samsung does not want to compete its own upcoming possible Galaxy S i9200

posted on 26 Jul 2010, 17:37

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

They could have at least made it 3.5 inches

posted on 27 Jul 2010, 10:52

7. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

well, if its ment to take on blackberry, then the specs are spot on. Concidering blackberry's bread and butter come from bolds and curves, its the same design factor. From the sounds of it, its a Galaxy S stuffed into a Bold's body + touchscreen. I think they shoulda called it the Galaxy BB, just to really make it obvious.. lol

posted on 27 Jul 2010, 12:21

8. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)

But can it handle email as seamlessly? Your not takin on sh*t if it can't do that ONE THING exceptionally well!

posted on 26 Jul 2010, 12:06

3. fsjon (Posts: 120; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)

Hard to lure customer from RIM, due to their trump card BBM....

posted on 26 Jul 2010, 12:36

4. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)

I would agree but any Android phone has Gchat which is basically the same thing, it would just be tricky to get all those people who are addicted to BBM to switch over.

posted on 26 Jul 2010, 12:45

5. llichtwalt (Posts: 8; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)

Where is GChat? I can't find it anywhere. This isn't something I need to root the phone for is it?

posted on 27 Jul 2010, 22:57

10. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)

Nope, it's actually called Google Talk but it should come stock with all Android phones, it allows you to communicate to anyone else with a gmail email address, whether it's through Google Talk on a handset or on a computer.

posted on 27 Jul 2010, 12:35

9. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

If this is real I think it's a fantastic idea. Someone needs to push Nokia to stop making narrow phones and start making E61i size phones again. I would buy this in a second if it didn't have Android, and if Nokia made it.

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