The CTIA Wireless IT&E 09 event is currently taking place in San Diego. Microsoft have a range of new handsets including the Omnia II and this, the Samsung Interpid on Sptint. The Intrepid has the stock WinMo 6.5 build, a 3.2 megapixel camera and a QWERTY keyboard.
Samsung has also launched a number of Android handsets too, including the Samsung Moment with an AMOLED screen, 800Mhz CPU, sliding QWERTY and the stock Google Android OS. The Samsung Behold II is another Google handset and comes with a TouchWiz and 3D cube interface. It has a 5 megapixel camera and it’s another device with an AMOLED screen. Samsung state that they’re “seeing a lot of interest” in Android currently with spokesperson Kim Titus saying..
“I think these devices have an opportunity to become strong cross-over devices appealing both to business customers as well as to consumers and prosumers.”
In addition to the 9 handsets announced using Android there’ll be further handsets. T-Mobile USA will shortly be carrying four Android handsets and Sprint Nextel are about to put the HTC Hero on their books with the Samsung Moment appearing in less than a month. Verizon are about to launch two Android handsets and even the iPhone-carrying AT&T network may be getting the Dell Android phone.
You may have read already how Microsoft are touting their OS is on a variety of handset designs and offers “more choice”. The Android OS appears to be making collosal leaps to do exactly the same, and there’s no sign of the steam train slowing.
Links – cnet.com – infosyncworld.com