Vodafone is apparently preparing the launch of a high-end Samsung phone that will use a LiMo-based operating system.
The phone’s known features include a wide AMOLED touchscreen display with haptic feedback, and an 8MP camera. Also, it looks like the handset will be released with “Vodafone People”, an upcoming service developed after Vodafone acquired Zyb. The service should integrate popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Since LiMo is, basically, a mobile version of Linux, all this may have something to do with Samsung’s plans to create its own Linux OS for smartphones.
The rumored release date for Vodafone’s Samsung Riedel i8305 (assuming that this is the phone’s actual name) is September 24 – it looks like there will be a special event in London that day.
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