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Samsung i7500

Samsung i7500

Samsung's first Android phone has got it all

The Samsung i7500 has a 3.2-inch touchscreen, using the company's OLED technology seen in the likes of the Omnia HD and the recent Tocco Ultra Edition.

Not only that, but it's packing the latest version of Android, meaning the usual tight integration of Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar and Talk.

It also trumps the HTC Magic by managing to squeeze a 5MP camera on the handset (with flash) as well as finding the space to pop on a 3.5mm headphone jack, so no need for cumbersome adaptors, yet still shaving 2mm off the Magic's chassis size at 11.9mm.

Our expert says: "Samsung is the first 'non-HTC' member of the Android party to release a phone, and it looks like a cracker. Having fixed some problems from the original HTC G1 and Magic (namely a decent camera and 3.5mm jack) Samsung has also managed to slim down the chassis as well.

"It might not be THE Android phone that sweeps the world, but then it's unlikely we'll ever see such a thing. But it shows once again, that with the likes of the Palm Pre, the iPhone and the slew of Android handsets the tail end of the 2000s has been a real period of change in the mobile phone industry."

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