T-Mobile Samsung Behold II will be powered by Google Android

Summary:You may have seen my review of the Samsung Behold feature phone last December. I received an email from my T-Mobile contact today announcing the Samsung Behold II (SGH-t939) and I almost discarded it as just another update to a good feature phone. However, as I read down further in the press release I quickly noticed that this isn't just a feature phone update, but a whole new device powered by the Google Android operating system. Yes, the Samsung Behold II is a Google Android device and this will be the fourth Android device available from T-Mobile with the T-Mobile G1, myTouch 3G, and Motorola CLIQ rounding out the lineup.

You may have seen my review of the Samsung Behold feature phone last December. I received an email from my T-Mobile contact today announcing the Samsung Behold II (SGH-t939) and I almost discarded it as just another update to a good feature phone. However, as I read down further in the press release I quickly noticed that this isn't just a feature phone update, but a whole new device powered by the Google Android operating system. Yes, the Samsung Behold II is a Google Android device and this will be the fourth Android device available from T-Mobile with the T-Mobile G1, myTouch 3G, and Motorola CLIQ rounding out the lineup.

The Behold II is scheduled to come out before the holidays, but no firm price or date was given in the press release. Maybe Samsung wanted to get the news out so people would think twice before buying a myTouch 3G or Motorola CLIQ on T-Mobile. The Behold II will have a 3.2 inch AMOLED display with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface placed on top of Android. It will include support for Exchange ActiveSync (similar to the HTC Hero), have a 5 megapixel camera (Samsung cameras are generally quite good), and the standard WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS we have come to expect in our smartphones.

Topics: Android, Google, Hardware, Mobile OS, Mobility, Samsung, Smartphones

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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