T-Mobile USA may be the carrier destined to launch Samsung's first Android phone--the I7500, also known as the Galaxy--according to FCC documents highlighted by Brighthand. Neither Samsung nor T-Mobile has made any official indications about the device's U.S. destinations.
The device approved was labeled the I5700, but it has the same shape as the Galaxy, according to Brighthand. However, there have been recent rumblings that a Samsung Android phone may land at T-Mobile. In addition to HTC, the carrier has said it will add two Android handset partners by the end of the year. T-Mobile is widely believed to be one of the carriers that will launch one of Motorola's first Android phones.
Additionally, when Samsung spoke about its Android plans at the International CTIA Wireless 2009 show in Las Vegas in April, Dr. Hong Won-pyo, Samsung's executive vice president of global product strategy for mobile phones, said the company would offer two Android phones in the U.S. in the second half of the year. The two U.S. devices would be "totally different" from one another due to carrier preferences, Hong said at the time. Currently, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile are the only two U.S. carriers to join Google's Open Handset Alliance.
Samsung's previously announced I7500 features tri-band 7.2 Mbps HSDPA (in the 900 MHz, 1700 MHz and 2100 MHz bands), WiFi, a 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, a 5-megapixel camera and 8 GB of internal storage (with a microSD slot capable of holding up to an additional 32 GB). It also has Bluetooth 2.0, GPS and a 3.5 mm headset jack. The phone does not have a physical keyboard.
- see this Brighthand post
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