KOREAN HARDWARE GIANT Samsung has launched its 5in Galaxy WiFi device with the 3.6in model still to come.
Samsung announced its 3.6in WiFi phone last month at the IFA conference in Germany. It didn't mention the 5in model that is available now and the 3.6in model has been delayed until next month.
Simon Stanford, MD of mobile at Samsung said, "With the Galaxy Wi-Fi we have created a device that allows consumers all the fun and freedom of our other Android Galaxy devices. Consumers can choose from thousands of exciting apps and communicate with friends using the Social Hub or even services such as Skype. The different size options mean there is something for everyone."
The device looks like a Galaxy smartphone but doesn't have a SIM card slot so can't be used to make calls, for example. We guess that it's similar to how the Ipod Touch is basically an Iphone without the phone.
Both versions come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 1GHz processor and the option of 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. This can be expanded thanks to the inclusion of a microSD card slot.
The larger size will have a better camera and battery, though, at 3.2MP compared to 2MP and a 2500mAh against 1500mAh battery. Both have Bluetooth, USB 2.0 and, of course, WiFi.
The 3.6in WiFi will retail at £146 and £169 for the 8GB and 16GB models whilst the 5in is available for £199 and £219 for the same capacities, respectively. µ
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