Samsung, Tata DOCOMO launch android phone

By : |September 22, 2009 0

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Tata DOCOMO, the GSM brand of Tata Teleservices Limited, and Samsung Mobile today announced the launch of the first Android-powered Samsung mobile phone with in-built Google Mobile Services—Samsung Galaxy (I7500)—in India.

Samsung Galaxy is a cutting-edge Smartphone, featuring a 3.2” AMOLED full touch-screen and 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and WiFi connectivity, providing users access to Google Mobile services and full Web browsing at excellent speeds, said a press release.

“TATA DOCOMO is a young brand that recently rolled out GSM services across eight circles (so far).When we launched our services, we had promised our subscribers that we would bring to them the best products and services—products that will stand for innovation and a pioneering spirit, and which would offer them convenience and simplicity,” said, Deepak Gulati, president, TATA DOCOMO.

He added that when they launched their services, they had promised their subscribers that they would bring to them the best products and services—products that would stand for innovation and a pioneering spirit, and which would offer them convenience and simplicity. Living up to that promise, they are launching the Samsung Galaxy with one-touch Google Mobile Services (GMS).

B D Park, director – Telecom, Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. stated: “We are very happy to be launching the Company’s first Android-powered mobile phone with Google Mobile Services in partnership with TATA DOCOMO. This powerful device will allow consumers to fully experience all mobile based Google applications on this phone. With its innovative features, Samsung Galaxy will offer a strong value proposition to discerning TATA DOCOMO customers.”

Samsung Galaxy (I7500) offers users access to the full suite of Google Mobile Services, including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Calendar, Google Talk and Android Market.

The integrated GPS receiver enables comprehensive use of Google Maps features, such as My Location, Google Latitude, local search and detailed route description. Thousands of other applications are available in the Android Market.

“Applications from the Android Market can be downloaded and installed on to this mobile over the air, without the use of a PC, thereby opening up an entire new world to the user,” states, Asim Warsi, GM- Marketing, Samsung India Electronics Ltd.

Based on Samsung’s proven product leadership, Samsung I7500 comes with latest multimedia features. The large and vivid 3.2” AMOLED display ensures brilliant representation of multimedia content and an enjoyable full-touch mobile experience.

Along with supporting a 5-megapixel camera and various multimedia codec formats, the I7500 also provides a long battery life (1500mAh) and generous memory capacity (Internal Memory of 8 GB and Expandable External Memory up to 32 GB) to enjoy all the applications and multimedia content. The phone also boasts a slim and compact design—it is a mere 11.9mm thick, the release added.

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