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Samsung announces U.S. debut of i5700 Galaxy Spica

Snapshot by Todd Haselton on Wednesday January 06, 2010.

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Samsung today announced the U.S. debut of the i5700 Galaxy Spica, an Android-powered smartphone that had its European release in November of 2009.

Samsung is marketing the device as a multimedia phone with quick access to social networks, but in comparison to the latest Android devices on the U.S. market, like the Droid and Nexus One, the Galaxy appears outdated.

The Galaxy Spica features an 800MHz processor, a large 3.2-inch touch screen with a relatively low 480 x 320 HVGA resolution, and measures 115mm x 57mm x 13.2mm (4.5in x 2.2in x .5in) in size. It's equipped with a 3-megapixel camera with auto-focus, WiFi, 180MB of internal memory and a microSD card slot for up to 32GB of additional storage. The phone also comes with a 1500 mAh battery, and support for UMTS 900/2100MHz bands as well as EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900MHz bands.

Samsung has not yet announced its U.S. pricing.

Specifications for the Spica Galaxy
Operating System Android 1.5
Band GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz, UMTS 900/2100MHz
Size 115mm x 57mm x 13.2mm (4.5in x 2.2in x .5in)
Weight N/A
Battery 1500mAh
Battery Life N/A
Main Display 3.2-inch WVGA (480 x 320 pixel) touchscreen
Camera 3.0 megapixel camera with auto-focus
Video Record/Playback
Messaging SMS/MMS/IM
Email Gmail/IMAP4/POP3/SMTP
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR with A2DP stereo
Memory 180MB flash, microSD card up to 32GB
Availability January 2010 (manufacturer's estimate)
Other GPS, DivX playback, 3.5mm audio jack


Marcelo L @ 12:31:30PM EST on Wednesday January 6, 2010

Yet again, another perfectly viable phone that won't be available through TMobile, because they continue to be content with being the LCD ( Least Common Denominator ) carrier.

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Todd is a senior editor at MobileBurn and works out of his home in New York City. He covers news for us and also writes reviews. You can follow him on Twitter at @RoboTodd

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