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[qi:gigaom_icon_google-android] Samsung Behold II, the first an Android phone sold by the South Korean handset giant, is coming to the U.S. via T-Mobile USA, the two companies announced today. The new device will carry Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface and will work with T-Mobile’s high-speed 3G network. […]

[qi:gigaom_icon_google-android] Samsung Behold II, the first an Android phone sold by the South Korean handset giant, is coming to the U.S. via T-Mobile USA, the two companies announced today. The new device will carry Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface and will work with T-Mobile’s high-speed 3G network. It is currently scheduled to launch before the start of the holidays. The phone has a 3.2-inch OLED screen, a 5-megapixel camera, visual voicemail, a music player with up to 16GB of external memory, and GPS.

T-Mobile is quickly becoming the house of Android; the company currently offers two versions of HTC’s Android-powered smartphones and will soon start selling the Motorola Cliq. Behold II is the latest among its lineup of phones. Earlier this year, T-Mobile CTO Cole Broadman told me about his company’s intentions to launch many Android phones in 2009 and 2010.

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  1. bradley wells Sunday, October 4, 2009

    This is not the very first Samsung Android phone, see Samsung galaxy

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    1. Bradley

      Thanks for pointing that out. it is my bad.

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  2. I can only hope that those in the field of UI development don’t forget that the UI is a tool and as such is more effective when speed and responsiveness are primary design goals rather than flashiness and 3D geewiz. Android, in theory, should be pretty spry even on a phone with modest CPU, however, the heavier and more complex any bolt-on UI overlays are the more that performance will be sapped.

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  3. I guess this means the end of slide out keywords for android devices.

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  4. It actually looks promising
    My iPhone contract is about to expire around the holiday season and I am really glad that I have some proper options in the market!

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