The major players in this segment now are Nokia, HTC, Samsung and LG, but others are fast catching up.
Today we take a close look at one of the newly announced Smartphone in this segment from Samsung. The model is christened Samsung M930.
This new Samsung mobile has been designed as a touch and type phone that is now gaining a large fan base because of its double functionality.
Samsung M930 has a 3.2 inch capacitive full touch screen interface and a sliding physical QWERTY keypad that is by default tucked away under the main display screen.
This new Samsung mobile phone is seen by many as a direct rival to the recently launched HTC ChaCha which is also a touch and type phone with a dedicated Facebook button.
This new Samsung mobile phone is said to have superlative features when the mid range segment is taken into consideration. The touch and type phone carries a powerful 2 Mega Pixel camera with an LED flash that is aimed to improve the quality of the snaps taken by the phone to a great extent. The camera provides video recording in VGA format and also facilitates Digital zoom.
On the entertainment and multimedia front Samsung M930 will have support for all the latest features you would expect from a middle range touch and type phone today. It has music software that supports a wide variety of well known music formats and also contains a multi format video player for effective video playback functionality.
Samsung M930 has very good sound output courtesy of the large speakers and also comes with a bundled headset. The phone has a 3.5 mm universal audio jack that aids in connecting to bigger multimedia speakers or to the bundled headsets.
On the connectivity front the M930 has Bluetooth and USB PC sync options for fast data transfer between your Smartphone and other devices. The phone has support for Wireless networking or Wi-Fi through which users can access the internet.
The M930 runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and will be coupled to a superfast 1 GHz processor that will enable the phone to offer superlative performance standards in its price band.
The notable specs of this Samsung Android mobile phone are -
Android 2.3 OS
Up to 32 GB expandable memory
2 Mega Pixel camera
Touch screen and Physical Keypad
The pricing details of the Samsung M930 are not known at the moment but we expect Samsung to price this Android mobile on par with the HTC ChaCha. We are sure that this phone will be a worthy challenger to the ChaCha.