Galaxy Chat

After having been spotted in some early spy pics, Samsung has now gone ahead and fully unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Chat. Coming with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a full QWERTY keyboard, the Galaxy Chat will be available in Spain come July and then be rolled out to Europe, Latin America, Middle East, China, Southeast Asia, and Southwest Asia. Other specs for the Galaxy Chat include:

  • 320 X 240 QVGA Display
  • 4GB of internal storage with MicroSD card slot for expansion
  • 2MP Rear-Facing Camera
  • 1200mAh battery
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 ( b/g/n ), Bluetooth 3.0 and USB 2.0
  • Dedicated key to launch Samsung’s ChatON messenger

No pricing details have come with this announcement but it's noted as being competitive. As you likely guessed from the dedicated ChatOn key, Samsung will be preloading the service along with Samsung's Game Hub which offers a free selection of games available for download.

It's an interesting design we've seen a few times now but this one looks as though it won't be seeing a North American release for now at least. With that dedicated ChatOn key it looks like Samsung is wanting to take on RIM and their BBM service in some emerging markets with a low-cost Android device.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

 

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Samsung unveils the Galaxy Chat with Android 4.0 and a full QWERTY keyboard

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I spent too much on touch screens. The keyboard look as odd to me as typewriter attached to LCD screen. Unless the phone is worth as much as large coffee a cookie, then I guess...why not.

There's nothing wrong. Samsung just likes the menu button. Ever seen the Galaxy S3? That has a menu bbutton as well.

I like the idea in principle, but when RIM is shipping a QWERTY handheld with a decent screen resolution you know it's time to up your game a little.

320x400? Really?!

I've seen reports of this phone having QVGA screen or HVGA screen. Make up your mind Sammy. Oh and assuming it has HVGA, for crying outlout sell this unlocked with US 3G bands so users with GSM prepaid service have an option other than the crappy bloatware-ridden handsets from the carriers, or paying an arm and a leg for a high-end unlock device... of which they are practically none with a hardware keyboard right now. :(

I think it'll be a good device for Blackberry refugees.. might not be for everyone but it has it's niche.

a candy bar?? they still make those?
and a 2 MP camera...how boring, not even noobs operate with this kinda hardware do they?