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Samsung Announces New GALAXY Pocket

Samsung's newest addition will not be available in the U.S.

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Samsung Announces New GALAXY Pocket
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Samsung has announced the latest addition to their popular GALAXY line of Android-based smartphones. The new GALAXY Pocket will be available overseas starting sometime this month.

The new GALAXY Pocket is a slim, lightweight design intended to be a little more portable than the average smartphone without sacrificing functionality. It weighs in at 97 grams (3.42 ounces), is 11.98 mm thick, and sports a 2.8-inch LCD display. It has 3GB of on-board memory, plus a microSD card slot that allows as much as 32GB more storage. It sports a 2 megapixel fixed-focus rear camera, wi-fi connectivity, and HSDPA capability. The operating system is Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The GALAXY Pocket will be available in Italy this month, with rollouts to the rest of Europe, Russia, Latin America, Asia, China, the Middle East, and Africa to follow. The company’s announcement says nothing about a U.S. release, so it doesn’t look like American customers will have access to the GALAXY Pocket any time soon.

Samsung Announces New GALAXY Pocket
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  • http://www.medlawplus.com jjray

    I own a Samsung Exhibit II and rather like it but this move under the name “Galaxy” seems a bit odd. The Galaxy name is associated with big screens: 4.3″ in the S II and 7″ Galaxy Tab (and I think they may be making an even bigger Tab). Why not employ a different product name on this phone with the 2.8″ screen? Or is the strategy to sell this small phone to users of the massive Tab (kinda like a ‘mini me’ that they sometimes carry when can’t lug the bigger product)? It just strikes me as product confusion but perhaps I’m missing something.

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