Samsung Galaxy S Glide for Rogers brings the keyboard love to the original handset

Samsung Galaxy S Glide for Rogers brings the keyboard love to the original handset
Not to be confused with the long forgotten Samsung Glyde from yesteryear, Samsung is sprinkling a little bit of freshness to their aging, yet lovable original Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. Adding a usable landscape QWERTY keyboard, business-end users will really appreciate the wealth of the offerings that the Samsung Galaxy S Glide has to offer.

Bound for Rogers up north, the Galaxy S Glide still sports all the juicy hardware that made the original handset stand out from the crowd – such as its 4” Super AMOLED display, 1.2GHz processor, 8-megapixel auto-focus camera, front-facing camera, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Of course, its one distinguishable feature above all is its 4-row landscape style keyboard.

As it stands, this refreshed handset is going to be available “just in time for the holiday.” Of course, it’s might not impress US consumers, especially when the Samsung Epic 4G has been out for a year now, but it should prove to be a good revival nonetheless. Still, we're in the dark in regards to its actual release date and pricing.

source: MobileSyrup

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15 Comments

1. sam unregistered

Samsung will soon be the No.1 company in the world. In near future the whole world (I mean every person and every country) will depend on Samsung Electronics for every electronic good made. Samsung will overtake Apple, TSMC, Microsoft, Cisco,Google, etc. No one can beat samsung.Go Samsung! Go South Korea! The electronics supplier of the whole world! Even American military will have to buy electronic equipment from Samsung!

2. rrhartjr

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 26, 2011

It says 1.2Ghz DUAL CORE.. that seems unlikely on a Galaxy S phone..

5. joe45 unregistered

Duh..that IS the specs for SGSII..just with a keyboard..still crapsung plastic

10. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Well the Galaxy S phones arent dead they still make variants of it like the plus maybe it will be a even better version with some features missing so it does not deserve the S2 name

3. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Samsung phone will beat rotten Apple by next year.

4. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Samsung probaly has the worst hardware design of all.

6. aphrophyre unregistered

Anybody remember the original Samsung Glyde (Based on the F700)? It was such a bad and buggy phone on Verizon but I had to stick w/ it for 2 years before smartphones became more prevalent. I'm surprised they are willing to go back to that name, a well as the design of the keyboard because it for sore has left a bad taste in many users' mouths.

11. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

lol the Glyde was my first real cell phone I had before I had a basic crappy flip phone. Yea I got it when it first came out because of the hype and how "cool" it was suppose to be. The touch screen was completely unuseable, the keyboard was wayyyyy too cramped, and the phone was way too expensive. I love how back then, it was a 200 dollar device yet today you can get so much more for so much less.

7. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

i prefer my Galaxy S2 over this thick pieco of hardware.

8. bob1233 unregistered

i927 Samsung Gidim.... How didn't you make the connection?

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Reminds me of that mystery phone that PA talked about prior to the announcement of the SGS2 lineup...

12. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

It is the phone that was leaked that was rumored to be the SGS2 for AT&T but then another rumor stated that AT&T would get both this and the original SGS2 on their lineup.

14. Alex2398

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 23, 2011

its basically a better epic 4g with gsm... im already sold :D

15. toaster

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

Based on the specs, I assume this is Rogers' version of the S2. Maybe this should have carried the Epic moniker! At least I have a good phone to fall back on if the Prime doesn't show it's face north of the border by February.

18. Prashob unregistered

Samsung is the best , it keeps making new new fascinating stuffs. its jus amazing ..... Samsung rockzzzzzzz...

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