RCOM Launches Samsung Galaxy i899 Android Powered CDMA Touchscreen Smartphone

Reliance Communication has announced the launch of Samsung Galaxy i899 Smartphone, that is India’s first CDMA network ready smartphone powered by Google Android platform and features 3.2-inch touchscreen AMOLED display.

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The Samsung Galaxy i899 CDMA smartphone represents a new breed of smartphones powered by the open and innovative Google Android platform, with full support of Google Mobile Services including Android Market, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and more and users can also access the Android Market and customize their experience with more than 75,000 exciting and useful applications.

Samsung Galaxy i899 CDMA smartphone offers support for push email and integrated calendar services, including Google and Yahoo for consumers and small businesses and ActiveSync for enterprise users. Messaging is simple and easy with the Captivate’s virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype technology, which allows users to input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard.

The Samsung Galaxy i899 phone is CDMA 800 MHz network ready and features a 3.2-inch, 480×800 pixels, 16-million color capable AMOLED HVGA touchscreen display.  The handset comes with 4-GB internal memory and has microSD card slot supporting upto 32-GB expandable memory.

The Samsung Galaxy i899 phone includes 3.2MP autofocus camera with LED flash and digital zoom feature offering 2048 x 1536 pixels still picture resolution.

Android powered Samsung Galaxy i899 phone also features GPRS,  Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g wireless LAN, Reliance Netconnect, microSD card slot, DivX video playback .

Measuring 116.5X56.4X12.8 mm, the Galaxy i899 CDMA phone weighs 126 gms and comes preloaded with full HTML browser, and offers SMS, EMS, Email, Push Mail support.

It also includes Built-in Support for Facebook, Gmail, Google talk, Google maps, myspace and comes preloaded with Bing Maps and Bing Search.

Key Features for Samsung i899 Smartphone

Advanced touch screen gestures capabilities – including multi-touch pinch to zoom, double tap to zoom and horizontal swiping, which provides easier and quicker access to many applications, including location-based services, Web browsing and digital photos or videos

Virtual QWERTY Keyboard Featuring Swype Technology – Input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard

Full suite of messaging options – Text, picture, video and voice messaging; corporate and personal e-mail accounts supported

Android 2.1 platform – With support for Google Mobile Services including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and Android Market

Stereo Bluetooth  Technology – Support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access, object push for vCard and vCalendar

Corporate Email – Supports Android Eclair Exchange ActiveSync e-mail to synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from office e-mail accounts

The Samsung Galaxy i899 CDMA smartphone comes with 1440 mAH battery that provides upto 588 hours of standby time and upto 6.7 hours of talk time and would be available in Black color. RCOM has not revealed its price or availability as of now, but its rumored to cost in the range of Rs. 10,000/-.

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