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Samsung Sgh-F520: Yet Another iPhone Killer?

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A couple of week’s back I told you about the upcoming Samsung F700 mobile phone, which looks poised to give the Apple iPhone a pretty good run for its money. Well hot on the heals of that phone, Samsung has revealed another sweet looking touchscreen / keyboard hybrid phone, the SGH-F520.

samsung sgh f520

The F520 is similar in many ways to the F700, with a slick, Flash-based user interface, touchscreen, media player and true 3G connectivity. The F520 however has a really cool trick up its sleeve; the keyboard slides in two directions: one to reveal a limited phone dialer, and the second to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. It also has a 3-inch diagonal (480 x 272 resolution) screen, which is actually a little larger than the screen on the F700. It’s got a 3-megapixel camera, full HTML web browsing and video playback too.

The more I see phones like this one, the more I think that Apple is going to be challenged keeping up with the pace of the mobile phone industry. Companies like Nokia, LG and Samsung are used to churning out dozens of new models every year, so are able to react to market changes very quickly. Conversely, Apple is used to producing just a handful of iPod models every year or two. This may give them some advantages on the quality front, but I’m not sure that’s going to be enough to keep up with the joneses.

[via Gizmodo]







Comments (8):

  1. Alex says:

    Ouch!
    This is the so called “iPhone Killer” with THE MOST PAINFUL DESIGN.
    It is Ugly!
    And why can’t some people understand that the iPhone has multitouch not just a simple touchscreen?

  2. kt-lyn says:

    has the Samsung F520 (SGH-F520) been released in australia or not and how much does it cost?

  3. Orla says:

    Has the Samsing sgh-F520 been released in Ireland yet?
    If so does Vodafone have it?

  4. Skye says:

    how much is it?
    and is it retrievable in Ohio?

  5. xperia x1 says:

    This does not look attractive what so ever. If i look at the xperia x1, the phone I believe will rival the iphone, I see a sleek classy machine. When I look at that display and keyboard, I see one cluttered mess. Greatly disappointing for me from Samsung as I would have expected more.

  6. Ventsislav Ventsislavov Angelov says:

    Ventsislav Ventsislavov Angelov is a hidden player in http://www.demotix.com/news/541628/two-foreigners-arrested-credit-card-cloning-mexico

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