The day after my awesome wedding to thisthenthat there was a knock on my door. It was a courier with a special delivery. As you know by now I’ve been writing lotsa blog posts, tweeting and taking pics of mobile phones, by various manufacturers like OpenMoko and HTC, that run the Google Android operating system. I’ll call them Google phones even though they aren’t created by Google. Only the software that makes these phones work have been created by Google. There are rumours floating around that there will be a official Google phone running Google Android called the Nexus One. If we ever get to see one of them Ill definitely share it with you.
After tearing off the wrapping I presented with a plain white box without any branding. What lay inside this vanilla coloured box got me smiling from ear to ear: the Samsung Galaxy Spica (i5700). The Samsung Galaxy Spica is the baby brother of the Samsung Galaxy. Spica is the name of the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. Maybe we should call it the Samsung Galaxy’s little sister then.
For some of the technical specs, more pics and a video of the Samsung Galaxy Spica after the jump…
Display: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display Size: 320 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches with Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
Data: GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth
My favourtie feature is the 3.5 mm headphone jack so you can listen to MP3s or watch DivX or Xvid saved on your micro-SD card (up to 32GB)
Camera: 3.2 Megapixel without a flash.
It also includes GPS and therefore geo-tagging your pics 🙂
For a full list of Samsung i5700 Galaxy Spica phone specifications check this
My only problem with the phone is that the bluetooth could not connect to my MacBook Air but as this is phone is not available in South Africa yet I’m sure it will be sorted by that time. If Samsung can introduce this phone into the South African market at a more competitive price offering than the HTC phones that run Google Andoid (Magic or G1) then I’d strongly consider getting it with my next upgrade.