O2 yesterday announced the first Samsung Android-powered mobile, the Galaxy i7500, will be exclusively available on the network during September.
Spec-wise the handset differs little from other Android phones with a 3.2″ screen, support for HSDPA, Bluetooth and USB 2.0 although it dwarfs in the member stakes, boasting 8GB of internal memory.
The Galaxy appears to use the standard flavour of Android so there’s none of the fancy styling of HTC’s Hero.
“O2 has become the home of smartphones and launching our first Android-powered phone with Samsung is a key part of this,” said Steve Alder, General Manager Devices, Telefónica Europe. “What I love about the Samsung Galaxy is the great user experience and the fantastic range of apps it brings to even more customers.”
The Samsung Galaxy (i7500) is available in the UK on O2 exclusively for 4 weeks from Monday 31st August 2009 and is free on a £45 per month tariff.