Unlike the wildly popular Samsung Galaxy S, the Samsung Galaxy Beam i8520 (announced back in February and released in July with Android 2.1 on-board) hasn’t received too much attention. That’s because, for some reason, Samsung launched it only in Singapore.
Those who have the Beam should know that Samsung has confirmed it wouldn’t update the smartphone to Android 2.2 Froyo. The reason: the “customer base is too small to justify for the allocation of dedicated resources at HQ.”
The Galaxy Beam is the first Android smartphone to feature a built-in pico projector (made by Texas Instruments), and I really don’t understand why Samsung hasn’t released it in more markets until now (Europe, North America).
At the moment, the Galaxy Beam is reportedly sold out in Singapore. If things remain like that, it probably means Samsung has stopped producing the handset. Too bad.
Via Samsung Hub
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