Samsung is looking to add a QWERTY Android phone to it’s Galaxy line of phones during CTIA this month. The news is that the new phone will have a “candy bar” design much like BlackBerry, running Android 2.2 (Froyo). But it seems more likely that Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) would be more practical. The design is rumored to be a bit wider than the Samsung Galaxy S and is geared for a higher end clientele. Possibly aimed at Blackberry’s business models?
BlackBerry has traditionally been the king of business phones in both private and government circles. Even the President was reluctant to give up his BlackBerry. But then came Android and suddenly corporations could see the possibilities. And many are now letting employees provide their own phones which they can then modify with IT software and some are dual user mode designs. So for Samsung to add an Android QWERTY, makes us wonder if they’re kicking BlackBerry while it’s down and taking it’s lunch money.
We’ll see when the phone is announced at CTIA later this month.[via Samsung Hub]