O2 Germany have officially announced the Samsung I7500 Android cellphone, the first device for both Samsung and the carrier.  Tipped over the weekend, the I7500 has a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, together with a 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen running at 320 x 480.

Other specs include GPS, WiFi b/g and HSPA, together with 40GB of storage (8GB internal; up to 32GB via a microSD card).  There’s also Bluetooth 2.0, a 1,500mAh battery and the usual bevy of Google applications and access to the Android Market.  The whole thing measures 115 x 56 x 11.9 mm, and still finds room for a 3.5mm headphone socket and microUSB port.

The Samsung I7500 will be available exclusively from O2 in Germany from June 2009.  Pricing for the handset itself has not been announced, but the carrier has confirmed that no specific tariffs or service plans will be required; buyers will be able to choose any from O2’s range.

Live hands on video demo of Samsung i7500 Android phone:

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Press Release:

O2 exclusively launches: the first Android mobile phone with Google Services from Samsung

 Samsung I7500 with 5 megapixel camera and brilliant touch display
 Simple and intuitive use
 Access to Google Mail, Google Maps and the Android market by one

MUNICH. Telefónica O2 Germany strongly expands its mobile phone product
range for the mobile internet. The first Android lifestyle mobile phone with
Google Services from Samsung kicks off the new offer. The Samsung I7500 is
the first Android mobile phone provided by a leading brand manufacturer and
will be exclusively available from O2 as of June 2009. In addition to the form
factor and design with mere 11.9 mm thickness, it primarily stands out by its
simple and intuitive use. The mobile internet offers a great experience for
beginners and professional users alike. The Samsung I7500 combines an
expandable Android platform with first-class equipment: a brilliant touch
screen display, and a 5 megapixel camera with LED Flash and GPS.
“The Samsung I7500 offers our customers the best internet experience based on the
Android platform provided by Google“, says Lutz Schüler, Managing Director
Marketing and Sales for Telefónica O2 Germany. “The Samsung I7500 kicks off a
series of exciting devices for the mobile web which we will launch in the next couple
of months. There is something for everyone: from beginners to heavy users. And, we
put our focus on strong brands, simple use and design.”
Classic applications from the PC world can be comfortably accessed by one click on
the big touch screen when users are on the move. Thanks to the open platform of the
Google operating system, users are able to optimally customize the device to their
own requirements. A variety of applications and services is available in the Android
market. The contact to friends is guaranteed by integrated and freely available Web
2.0 applications like Facebook, Flickr and Instant Messaging. Customers are always
up to date anywhere they go due to the automatic synchronization of emails, contacts
and appointments of Google accounts. All other popular email accounts can also be
The integrated GPS receiver enables the comprehensive use of Google Maps: local
positioning, detailed route description and simple navigation. The application
Wikitude available in the Android market allows customers to access details of
unknown sights via photos on the web. The combination of a camera, GPS and an
internet browser turns into a personal and interactive guide.
As the first Android mobile phone, the Samsung I7500 offers a 5 megapixel camera
with LED Flash. The big 3.2“ AMOLED display ensures the brilliant representation of
photos and videos and reduces the battery power due to the energy-saving
technology. The battery has generous dimensions (1500 mAh) and ensures that
users enjoy long calls and access to the web. The device also includes WLAN
(802.11 b/g) and Bluetooth 2.0. Supporting various multimedia codec formats the
I7500 is a multimedia all-rounder. With ist memory capacity of up to 40 GB it offers
enough space for pictures, music and videos.
The Samsung I7500 will be exclusively available in all O2 Shops, the specialized
trade or on the internet from June 2009. The device can be combined with all tariffs
and data packages.


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