Samsung Galaxy Pro hits Three, offers QWERTY and Social Hub

Samsung Galaxy Pro looks to tempt Blackberry types to 3 network

UK carrier Three has whipped the covers off a brand spanking new Android-powered Samsung handset that’s looking to wolf-whistle the Blackberry crowd over to its way of thinking.

QWERTY, innit

Looking to woo heavy texters and compulsive Tweeters, the Samsung Galaxy Pro packs a BlackBerry-like form factor with a full QWERTY keyboard, backed by a 2.8-inch touchscreen display,  HSDPA, Samsung Hub compatibility and a 3-megapixel camera.

The Galaxy Pro packs a modest 800MHz processor and is set to purr along happily on Android 2.2 (Froyo), although Three currently aren’t sure whether a Gingerbread 2.3 update will be coming its way later.

The phone comes with 2GB of on-board storage, which can be upgraded by an extra 32GB via the microSD slot, and can be used as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

Samsung Galaxy Pro looks to tempt Blackberry types to 3 network

Ne’er a peep about pricing and availability has been announced yet, but we’re guessing that this fella is going for the entry-level business market.

Chattering away in her 3 company blog, ‘Head Of Branded Handsets’ Sylvia Chind spreads the love about Samsung’s Social Hub features:

Personally, my favourite thing about the Galaxy Pro is the Samsung’s Social Hub Premium feature which comes for free on the phone. Brendan talks about this in more detail in the video but this allows you to manage your social life from one central place.

You can integrate your favourite services such as Instant Messaging, e-mail (I have my work and personal account loaded) and social networks in your smartphone and Social Hub updates them in real-time. It’s a great feature that I think you’ll really enjoy it.

[Three blog]

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