Samsung announces the Galaxy Pro for all the QWERTY lovers

Samsung just can’t get enough of all products with the ‘Galaxy’ moniker in it and adds another one to the lineup. For those QWERTY people out there, here’s the Galaxy Pro which sports a 2.8-inch touchscreen with an 800MHz processor and a 3-megapixel rear camera with auto focus. It comes with Froyo installed and of course, it has a four-row keyboard. It’s nothing too fancy compared to the other recent announcements but is very decent to say the least. No pricing is given at the moment but for other information, head below for the press release, video and full specifications.

Full Phone Specifications

Official Press Release

Samsung Launches Latest Device in the Galaxy Family

Android powered Galaxy Pro comes packed with entertainment and social media features

LONDON, UK – March 7, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the Galaxy Pro Smartphone. Featuring Samsung’s integrated Social Hub Premium and innovative dual-input control via a touch-screen and full QWERTY keyboard, the Galaxy Pro is also the perfect business partner and social secretary.

The Samsung Social Hub Premium gives one-touch access to emails, instant messages and social networking accounts and benefits from the speed and control of the Galaxy Pro’s dual-input interface. Powered by the Android™ 2.2 ‘Froyo’ platform, the Galaxy Pro has access to over 150,000 high-quality apps and services from Android Market™, such as the latest games for entertainment, up to date interactive maps and news feed services.

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Samsung Mobile UK and Ireland said: “The Samsung Galaxy Pro is the perfect device for everyone looking to manage their busy work and social lives. The Social Hub Premium provides a simple way for our customers to stay in touch with their friends and colleagues – via work and personal emails, Facebook, Twitter and text messages. You get it all in one inbox, which is so much more efficient. Running on Android 2.2 and with brilliant entertainment features it’s another great addition to the Galaxy range.”

Samsung Social Hub Premium is ideal for juggling work and personal communications, managing multiple social networks and receiving high volumes of messages and emails. The Social Hub Premium brings together email, SNS and IM accounts to a single inbox, for simplified, instant access to all communications. Twitter feeds and Facebook updates, work and personal emails and text messages are collated in one central contact list. Furthermore, the Galaxy Pro is equipped with the “Think Free” Office Document Editor, for viewing and editing MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on-the-move.

The Samsung Galaxy Pro’s dual-input is a combination of a touch-screen and QWERTY keyboard, for swift, accurate typing, the QWERTY keyboard provides desktop-computing accuracy, while the touch-screen offers fast fingertip control. Together, they provide an efficient and enhanced user experience.

The Samsung Galaxy Pro is equipped with a 3.0 Megapixel camera for still image or video capture. Pictures can be viewed on the clear and bright 2.8″ display before being uploaded online, supported by WiFi and Bluetooth capability.

The Samsung Galaxy Pro will be available during the second quarter in the UK market followed by other European countries, Middle East, South East Asia and India.

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