T-Mobile USA has made it official: its next Android-powered smartphone will debut in just a few days.
The Samsung Behold II will be this carrier’s first device with a large AM-OLED display, and the first Android phone with the TouchWiz user interface.
An Overview of the Samsung Behold II
T-Mobile’s latest Android-based smartphone will have a tablet shape, and include a 3.2-inch touchscreen. As mentioned earlier, this will be an AM-OLED display, a type that uses less power and offers better colors at wider viewing angles.
It will debut with Android 1.5, and will use Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz user interface in place of the standard one. This provides one-touch access to commonly-used features and applications, plus widgets located in a slide out tray.
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.
This Samsung model is going to support personal email and corporate e-mail with Exchange ActiveSync, as well as instant messaging, and text, picture, and video messaging.
It 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.
This smartphone will be bundled with a 2 GB microSD storage card, and user will have the option to upgrade this to 16 GB or 32 GB of storage by buying new memory cards.
“The combination of 3G speeds, its high-resolution touch-screen, and access to loads of entertainment features is sure to make the Behold II into a holiday hit,” said Wendy Piñero-DePencier, vice president, brand and calendar marketing, T-Mobile USA.