Samsung’s Latest Android Handset, the Galaxy Spica

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Just announced in Korea from Samsung is the Galaxy Spica aka I5700. It’s another Android-powered handset that will likely stay across the pond. Specs are less than impressive, but this just goes to show you that Android will become the standard OS for many mobile phone manufacturers in the near future. Why Samsung recently announced a new OS initiative (bada: it means ocean in Korean) is beyond comprehension.

The 3G (900/1200) Galaxy Spica will run Android v1.5 and features a 3.2-inch HVGA (320×480) touchscreen. The rest of the specs are pretty standard: 3.0-megapixel AF camera, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and a 1500 mAh battery. It’s somewhat disconcerting that it only has 180MB of internal memory when 256MB seems to be Android’s threshold. It’s a fairly underwhelming announcement.