Samsung Galaxy Q specs leaked; handset aimed at BlackBerry users

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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



9. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 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.

3. fsjon

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

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

4. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 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.

5. llichtwalt

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

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

10. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 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.

2. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 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


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

They could have at least made it 3.5 inches

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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

8. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

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

1. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 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

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