Samsung Announces Tiny 2.8-Inch Android "Galaxy Pocket"
March 6, 2012 10:21 AM
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New Samsung smartphone is hardly an "iPhone killer", but it is cute
There's an old saying that says "good things come in small packages." That could be the case with Samsung’s new 2.8” Galaxy Pocket.
The cutesy petite Android was
Samsung Electronic Comp., Ltd. (
) in London, England. It will launch in the UK "later this year". U.S. launch plans were not mentioned.
The tiny 'droid uses Android 2.3 "Gingerbread". Don't expect
an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Given its small size, the phone packs a pokey 832 MHz single-core processor, a 320x240 (QVGA) display, and 3 GB of NAND. Basic HSDPA is supported. The full specs are below:
The iPhone is still the
king of the 3.5-inch niche
. But the new 2.8-inch Galaxy Pocket sets a new standard in tiny, while retaining a decent "core" Android experience. And it will likely be far cheaper than the iPhone when it finally launches later this year (it may even be offered free with contract).
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3/6/2012 1:12:26 PM
My wife has an LG Optimus V on Virgin mobile ($35 month data/talk/text) with a 3.2" screen, and it is more than big enough to text, use GPS, and use an occasional app. Many people have no interest in browsing the web or watching a movie on their phones. Put a case on this and it should be practically indestructable. I can only see these phones moving if they are "free" with service, though.
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