As I was taking my usual stroll a while ago, these two offerings by Samsung caught my eyes.
The Samsung Ch@t 335
The pricing and feature set places it in direct competition to the once cheapest wifi phone available which is the Nokia C3.
While most of the specifications are the same:
– 2.0 Megapixel Camera
– WiFi, Bluetooth
– 2.4″ TFT Screen
this one comes with an optical trackpad and a Bada interface.
So for those looking for an alternative to the C3, especially if all you really want to be able to do is use the phone for SNS on hotspots, then this phone is highly recommended.
One of the Samsung stores were offering it at 5.5k, that about trumps the C3 for the title of ‘cheapest.’
The Samsung Galaxy 551
This one comes with uncanny resemblance to the Nokia C6, with a weaker camera (3.2 Megapixels… that’s about the only downside),
– Capacitive touchscreen,
– Faster processor (667Mhz),
– Enhanced connectivity features (802.11 b/g/n),
– and the Android Froyo 2.2 operating system to boot!
All in all a better choice if between the two.
The price however places this one amongst many other more smartphones in the 12-16k range (with this one at the higher end of the spectrum). The keyboard of course is a very big plus to some while a big no-no to others due to its mechanical nature.
These are both wonderful deals and should you be out and about looking for a new mobile companion, these two certainly have a lot of potential.
These two were released just about the latter part of Q4 2010.