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Telefónica O2 Germany has announced its exclusive contract to distribute the new Samsung I7500 smartphone. Featuring a 3.2-inch touch screen, 5-megapixel camera and 8 GB internal memory, as well as up to 7.2 Mbps HSDPA or WiFi connectivity, the device will be available to Telefónica O2’s German customers from 1 June in combination with any O2 tariffs. The device also offers one-click access to Google Mail, Google Maps and the Android Market application store. The I7500 is Samsung’s first Android-based smartphone.

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 in June 2009. The Samsung I7500 is the first Android-powered mobile phone provided by a leading brand manufacturer and will be exclusively available from O2 until July 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“, 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 Android 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 accessed.

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 Samsung´s 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 its memory capacity of up to 40 GB (internal memory: 8GB, external memory: up to 32GB)  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.


The features of the Samsung I7500

Description

Mobile telecommunications standards

HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM (according to availability)

Interfaces

Bluetooth v2.0, USB v2.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g, MicroUSB, 3.5 mm headset output

Colour display

HVGA (320x480), 3,2" (8.1 cm) AMOLED

Size/weight

115 x 56 x 11.9 mm

Highlights

- Integrated GPS
- Audio standards: MP3, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA, RA
- Video standards: H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
- Full Web Browser Google search, Google Maps, Google Mail, YouTube™, Google Calendar™, Google Talk™, Android Market *
- 5-megapixel Auto Focus camera with Power LED

Operating system

Android

Memory

8 GB internal memory; MicroSD slot for expansion of up to 32 GB

Battery

1,500 mAh (GSM)

Price

Will be announced upon availability

Availability

Market launch from summer 2009, available in O2 shops, the specialized trade or on the internet

* Google, Google Search, Google Maps, Google Mail, YouTube, Google Calendar, Google Talk are trademarks of Google Inc.
Telefónica O2 Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belongs to Telefónica Europe and is part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The Company offers its German private and business customers postpaid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS and UMTS technologies. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed internet. Telefónica Europe has more than 46 million mobile and fixed network customers in Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.

 
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