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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. 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.