Canada: Samsung Galaxy Q officially launched by Fido
We’ve known that the Samsung Galaxy Q was headed to Fido ever since last month, and now it’s finally out. Following in the footsteps of Rogers, Fido has officially launched the Samsung Galaxy Q today.
The Samsung Galaxy Q is a lower-midrange Android-powered smartphone that has a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard as one of its key selling points. So this may make a good first smartphone for someone who’s into texting and/or emailing a lot.
Aside from the keyboard, the Galaxy Q also has 3.2-inch 320×480 touchscreen, a 3-megapixel camera with video capture, Wi-Fi, GPS, 100 MB of internal storage space expandable via microSD, and 7.2 Mbps HSDPA. Unfortunately, the Samsung Galaxy Q runs Android 2.2 Froyo and there’s no word on when or if it will see a newer version of Google’s mobile operating system. So keep in mind that this is certainly not a device for someone who cares about always running the latest software.
Fido offers the Galaxy Q for $100 with a 2-year contract and $275 with a monthly or prepaid plan or without any plan whatsoever. The phone isn’t in stock right now, but it probably will be very, very soon, since it’s made it all the way to Fido’s website already.