Samsung Behold II Is T-Mobile’s Next Android-Based Smartphone

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T-Mobile USA has announced plans to release the Samsung Behold II later this year. This 3G device will be based on Google’s Android OS, but with Samsung’s TouchWiz as the user interface.

Samsung Behold IIThis smartphone’s 3.2-inch touchscreen will be this carrier’s first AM-OLED display, a type that uses less power and offers better colors at wider viewing angles.

Android + TouchWiz
As it does with many of its phones, Samsung will put its TouchWiz user interface on the Behold II.

This provides one-touch access to the users favorite features and applications, plus widgets located in a slide out tray. This model will have three customizable home screens, and Samsung’s cube menu also provides quick access to six top multimedia features, including music, photos, videos, the Web, YouTube and Amazon MP3 for music downloads.

As an Android-powered smartphone, the Behold II will give users access to Google’s mobile services, including Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Talk as well as thousands of applications and games available for download from the Android Market.

Work and Play
The Behold II is going to support personal email and corporate e-mail with Exchange ActiveSync, as well as instant messaging, and text, picture, and video messaging.

This Samsung model will give users access to T-Mobile’s 3G network, as well as Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.1.

It will also include a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, flash, five shooting modes and video capabilities

In addition, it will support visual voicemail which allows customers to listen to voicemails in order of preference, a microSD card slot (up to 16 GB card supported), assisted GPS.

Coming Later this Year
T-Mobile will be the exclusive provider of the Samsung Behold II, which will launch at some point “before the start of the holidays”.

Pricing has yet to be announced.

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A Big Android Push
The Behold II is just one of several Android-powered models T-Mobile is bringing out this year.

After releasing the very first model running Google’s OS last year, it followed this up with the T-Mobile myTouch 3G this summer, and announced the Motorola Cliq this fall.

This carrier is expected to continue offering a wide variety of Android models next year.

Source: T-Mobile USA



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