With RIM’s BlackBerry devices becoming more and more popular here in the UK, it is no surprise that other manufacturers are looking to take advantage of that success.
While they may not be able to replicate BBM or other BlackBerry-specific features, they are trying to replicate one of the most standout features of the phones – a full portrait QWERTY keyboard. Recently Nokia came out with the C3 and even HTC’s two Facebook phones sported the physical keyboards. Now Samsung has thrown the Galaxy Pro into the mix.
The Galaxy Pro has a 2.8in capacitive touchscreen display, runs Android Froyo (overlayed with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI) and is powered by a 800MHz processor of unknown provenance. It comes with a 3 megapixel autofocus camera on the back and Wi-Fi but other than that specifications are a little thin on the ground. However we do know that carrier Three will be offering the Galaxy Pro when it arrives - though pricing or a specific release date are not known yet.
Will this QWERTY keyboard handset be able to tempt some BlackBerry users to convert to Samsung or will the presence of Froyo and an 800MHz processor put them off?
Source: Samsung Hub